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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.

Poetry, Reading

Advanced Poetry Workshop

Instructor: Yuki Tanaka. How does your work fit into the landscape of contemporary poetry? Learn to expand upon your themes and engage with trends while standing apart as you broaden your understanding of poetry beyond the US model. 

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Level: Advanced
Length: 10 sessions
Start: July 2, 2024 , 5:00pm PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, The Writing Life, Memoir, Young Adult/Children's Lit, Novel, Short Story, Essay, Writing for Performance

Establishing a Writing Practice

Instructor: Rachel Sobel. Struggling to write? Learn to plan and finish projects, cultivate a regular writing habit, and improve your writing in a way that works for you! Leave with a sustainable weekly writing practice and tools to get unstuck. 

Course Status: Full
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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 8 sessions
Start: July 3, 2024 , 5:00pm PT
Format: In Person
Poetry, The Writing Life

Poetry & Publishing

Instructor: Jeanine Walker. Ready to send your poems out into the world? Learn to research journals, choose publications for your work, and track submissions, all while generating new work. Leave with new poems, a cover letter, and a submission! 

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Level: Intermediate, Advanced
Length: 6 sessions
Start: July 10, 2024 , 10:00am 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 10, 2024 , 5:00pm PT
Format: Online
Poetry, Reading

The Language of Flowers

Instructor: Christie Valentin-Bati. Let's explore how our approach to nature shapes the way we talk about our experiences. We'll read and write in response to writers like Dillard, Zukofsky, Kapil, and more. You'll leave with several fresh-cut poems. 

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 sessions
Start: July 13, 2024 , 10:00am PT
Format: Online
Poetry, Reading

Writing Alongside the Black Aesthetic and the Black Arts Movement

Instructor: Marguerite Harrold. Learn the cultural context through which Black Aesthetics were formed, then experiment with the sounds and images from these movements. Leave with ideas around your personal aesthetics and new possibilities. 

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start: July 13, 2024 , 10:00 am PT
Format: Online
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Reading, Essay

She Who Bodies the World: Writing the Goddess

Instructor: Shankar Narayan. Dive deliciously into the divine feminine via the ten aspects of the Hindu Goddess. We’ll read ancient texts, absorb vibrant artwork, poetry, and film, and create our own explosive writing in response. Leave transformed. 

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 2 sessions
Start: July 13, 2024 , 10:00am PT
Format: Online
Poetry, The Writing Life, Reading, Writing for Performance

How to Read a Poem

Instructor: Jeanine Walker. Learn the art of performing poetry aloud in this one-day craft-focused class. We'll study readings by contemporary poets and hone our ears for sound and rhythm. This class includes an invitation to read at a class reading.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start: July 20, 2024 , 1:10pm PT
Format: In Person
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
Poetry, Reading

Introduction to Poetic Form

Instructor: Tiana Nobile. Find liberation in constraint! Through close reading and writing, learn to use poetry forms as a space for exploration and discovery. Leave with a deeper understanding of poetic forms and several drafts of new poems.  

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start: July 27, 2024 , 10:00 am 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, 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