Write-O-Rama is your chance to try out several workshops offered by Hugo House teachers all in one writing-packed day.
Sample Hugo House classes, meet our teachers, and try out genres and topics outside your purview without the pressure of registering for a full class.
Write-O-Rama happens twice a year—once in the summer and again in the winter.
The next Write-O-Rama will take place virtually, via Zoom, on Sunday, May 23, 2021, from 12–4 pm.
- $60 gives you entry to Write-O-Rama and four workshops of your choice.
- $100 gives you entry plus a discounted Hugo House membership, which is good for one year of early registration, class and event discounts, discounts at local bookstores, and other great benefits.
This summer’s Write-O-Rama will be held via Zoom. The first class begins at 12 pm. There are four class choices per 50-minute session. Choose your favorite, head to the virtual room in which it’s held, and the instructor will give a brief talk on the topic followed by a writing prompt or exercise. At the 50-minute mark, you can stay in the room or sign out and sign in to your next class of choice. The last class of the day will end at 4 pm.
Schedule, Classes & Teachers
Poem Plus Prompt (PPP) with Dilruba Ahmed
Inviting Ancestors into Our Writing with Jordan Alam
Close Noticing with Liza Birnbaum
Crafting the Perfect Pitch with Sabra Boyd
The Texture of Place: Writing Poems that Engage with the Living Environment with Laura Da’
Worldbuilding with Scott Driscoll
The Art of Dialogue with Stacy D. Flood
Writing into Paradox with Ever Jones
Putting Pressure on Characters with Becky Mandelbaum
Poetic Screenwriting with Rose McAleese
Writing Dialogue for Any Genre with Danielle Mohlman
The Sweep of the Universe: Writing with Millennia of South Asian Poetry with Shankar Narayan
Turning Your Book Dream into Reality with Ingrid Ricks
Creating Character with J. Ryan Stradal
Writing the Child-Self with Joe Wilkins
Psychology for Writers with Joshua Marie Wilkinson