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Class Catalog

Browse Spring & Summer Writing Classes!

Hugo House: Your best source for online writing classes in Seattle and around the world.

For more information on the schedule,  the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Information about Scholarships can be found on its own new page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

For help finding writing classes, or if you’ve registered for an online class but haven’t received a Zoom link, contact our registrar or call us at 206.322.7030.

All classes are in Pacific Time. All classes will take place on Zoom or our asynchronous learning platform, Wet Ink, through Summer quarter 2021.

If you would like to receive our quarterly catalogs in the mail, please contact us.


Summer Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

Scholarship Donation Day (by phone only): May 17
Member Registration: May 18
General Registration: May 25

What’s Scholarship Donation Day?

The first day of registration (the Monday before member registration opens) will now be open to anyone who donates $250 to our scholarship fund*. Donations must be made over the phone.

Call us at 206.322.7030 on May 17 to make your donation and sign up for the classes of your choosing.

*Applicable to specific scholarship fund donations made between member registration of the previous quarter and Scholarship Donation Day each quarter. Donors who gave $250 or more during GiveBIG 2021 can register on this day.


Early Bird Pricing May 17 through May 31:

  • $10 off classes that are one to three sessions
  • $20 off classes that are four to eight sessions
  • $30 off classes that are ten sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Writing for Social Change

All Levels | Whether writing essays, short stories, or novels, writing effectively is as much craft as art. Unlike speech, where you can use facial expression or vocal inflection to clarify the passion and meaning of your words, writing requires…

Course Type: 2 Sessions  |   Instructor: Lola E. Peters

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Start Date: 05/11/2021 - 5:00 pm PDT

Lola E. Peters

Lola E. Peters serves as Editor-at-Large for the SouthSeattleEmerald.com and as a freelance Op-ed columnist for Crosscut.com. She lives in West Seattle where she writes essays, poems, and short stories that reflect her commitment to justice. She has published two collections of poems, Taboos and The Book of David: Coming of Age Tale, as well as her first book of essays, The Truth About White People. Peters is semi-retired from a 40-year career, teaching subjects ranging from introduction to speech and writing, basic computer skills, and community organizing. She has been a proud member of Seattle’s African American Writers’ Alliance since 2007.

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