Class Catalog

There’s a class for everyone.

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.

Essay, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novel, Poetry, Short Story, The Writing Life

Writer’s Welcome Kit (ASYNCHRONOUS)

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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Start Date: September 1, 2022, 12:00am
Format: Online Asynchronous
Fiction, Novel, Short Story

The World of Your Story: A Historical Fiction Primer

Instructor: Radhika Sharma. Learn how to use and refine research, strengthen your creative foundation for the story, and craft compelling narratives using period-appropriate dialogue and expositions. Ideal for students working on a short story or novel set in a previous era.

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Level: Introductory
Length: 6 sessions
Start Date: September 18, 2022, 1:10pm
Format: Online
Fiction, Short Story

Writing the Vignette

Instructor: Jeff Bender. Vignettes are fun and satisfying "blips" of writing, which are generally considered prose but tend toward poetry. This workshop examines and celebrates this small, vibrant unit of fiction.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 6 sessions
Start Date: September 19, 2022, 5:00pm
Format: Online
Fiction, Short Story, The Writing Life

Building Your Collection: Advanced Yearlong Workshop in Short Fiction

Instructor: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum. This yearlong workshop in short fiction focuses on intensive craft study, identifying and making progress toward individual writing goals, and undertaking the construction of a collection of short fiction.

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Level: Advanced
Length: 30 sessions
Start Date: September 19, 2022, 6:30pm
Format: Online
Fiction, Novel, Short Story

Yearlong in Science Fiction

Instructor: Nisi Shawl. In this craft-focused class, we’ll dive deep and work through methods of writing a speculative fiction story or novel of high quality, covering a wide variety of topics, writing exercises, and workshopping.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 30 sessions
Start Date: September 20, 2022, 6:00pm
Format: Online
Short Story

Yearlong in Short Story

Instructor: Ramon Isao. The short story remains arguably the best medium through which a fiction writer hones their craft, and in this class that’s exactly our aim. Read, write, discuss, and critique short fiction with equal parts rigor and vigor.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 30 sessions
Start Date: September 27, 2022, 7:10pm
Format: In Person
Fiction, Short Story

Intro to Short Story

Instructor: Radhika Sharma. Bring an idea or a draft of a short story and unspool its possibilities through learning the core fiction concepts of characterization, narrative tension, voice, and structure.

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Level: Introductory
Length: 6 sessions
Start Date: September 30, 2022, 10:00am
Format: Online