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Summer 2024 Digital Class Catalog

Summer 2024 Digital Class Catalog

Long-time writer or just getting started? Writing an epic poem or a short story? Whoever you are and wherever your passions lie—if you want to write, there’s a Hugo House class for you. Explore our catalog and find yours.

When we say we want our classes to be for everyone, we mean it.

Nonfiction, Reading, Memoir, Essay

Road Narratives: Choosing Your Own Adventure

Instructor: Gabriela Denise Frank. Experiment with narrative and lyric forms while practicing artistic vulnerability. Leave with several starts to new writing and a new perspective on journey, movement, and adventure in your own life. 

Course Status: Full
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Level: Intermediate
Length: 6 sessions
Start: July 16, 2024 , 5:00pm PT
Format: Online
Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Memoir

Write Your Memoir’s Overview

Instructor: Theo Nestor. A great memoir overview forms the foundation for query letters, book proposals, and marketing materials. Learn how to draw your readers in and leave them hungry for more with your own memoir overview. 

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Level: Advanced
Length: 1 session
Start: July 17, 2024 , 5:00pm PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

Poets Going Prose

Instructor: Taneum Bambrick. For poets curious about or already working on a prose project. We'll approach prose writing through poetics: shape, form, syntax, and narrative scope. You'll leave with a solid grasp of prose fundamentals. 

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 4 sessions
Start: July 17, 2024 , 5:00pm PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Memoir, Young Adult/Children's Lit, Novel, Short Story, Essay

Introduction to Technology for Writers

Instructor: Grace Bialecki. Learn about and practice with commonly used writing tools and programs such as MS Word, Scrivener, and Submittable. Perfect for writers working past tech-phobia or who want to organize their writing with nifty new tools. 

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start: July 20, 2024 , 10:00 am PT
Format: Online
Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Reading, Memoir, Essay

Short But Mighty: Crafting Flash Nonfiction

Instructor: Kate Carmody. Writers can pack a punch in less than 1000 words. We'll study a variety of flash nonfiction pieces by masters of the form then write our own short work. Leave with several starts to a flash nonfiction essay. 

Course Status: Full
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Level: Introductory, Intermediate
Length: 1 session
Start: July 20, 2024 , 10:00 am PT
Format: Online
Nonfiction, The Writing Life, Reading, Memoir, Essay

The Art of the Personal Essay

Instructor: Kate Carmody. Follow your curiosities and learn to excavate the self in through personal essay reading and writing. Leave with a solid first draft of your own personal essay and a toolkit for many more.  

Course Status: Full
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Level: Introductory, Intermediate
Length: 6 sessions
Start: July 23, 2024 , 5:00pm PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Short Story, Essay

The Art of Constraint

Instructor: Ruth Joffre. Stuck on your story? We'll use constraint to spark creativity and take your fiction writing in exciting new directions. Come ready to experiment and leave with several starts to new work! 

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start: July 27, 2024 , 1:10pm PT
Format: Online
Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading, Essay

Phenomenology of Roundness

Instructor: Noah Zanella. For writers eager to play with new ideas and experimental creative writing. Write alongside master writers exploring the subject of roundness and learn how abstract concepts can open new doors for thought and writing. 

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Level: Advanced, Intermediate
Length: 4 sessions
Start: August 10, 2024 , 10:00am PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay, Writing for Performance

Editing Out Loud

Instructor: Grace Bialecki. Stuck in the editing and revision stages? Learn to edit by reading aloud, honing your ear for musicality, grammar, and more. Bring a nearly complete piece to class and leave with a plan to polish it into final draft. 

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 session
Start: August 10, 2024 , 10:00am PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Reading, Memoir, Essay

Storytelling to Heal: A Nod to the Other Hand

Instructor: Teré Fowler-Chapman. Engage with your inner child through creative writing and personal storytelling. We'll read and write toward healing and emerge with tools that will help us foster lifelong grace and a more profound sense of self. 

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 4 sessions
Start: August 15, 2024 , 7:10pm PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading, Memoir, Young Adult/Children's Lit, Novel, Short Story, Essay

The Hardest Parts: Writing Beginnings & Endings

Instructor: Joe Wilkins. How do you hook your reader from the jump and leave them forever transformed by the end? Study masterful beginnings and endings across various genres and learn four strategies to write your own powerful opener and closer. 

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 session
Start: August 17, 2024 , 1:10 pm PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Reading, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

Ver para crear

Instructor: Rosario López. Tener una mirada particular es muy difícil, pero no imposible: es algo que se entrena. En el taller, exploraremos fuentes inagotables para encontrar nuestra mirada y darle voz y luz, contarla. 

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Level: Introductory, Intermediate
Length: 1 session
Start: August 24, 2024 , 10:00 am PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay

Five Kinds of Wildness: On Young Narrators

Instructor: Kimberly King Parsons. For writers looking to infuse boldness, resilience, audacity, and wonder into their prose writing and/or write a convincing child narrator. We'll study and generate work that exudes its own feral fragrance. 

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start: August 24, 2024 , 11:00am PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Memoir, Novel, Short Story, Essay, Writing for Performance

Writer’s Welcome Kit

This asynchronous course features online workbooks, including ten essential templates in Word and Excel to kickstart your writing life, and resources professional writers use to get published.

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Level: Open to all levels
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Start: September 30, 2024 , - PT
Format: Online Asynchronous