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.

Fiction, Novel, Short Story

Wait a Minute, What About Dialogue?

In this class, students will learn about effective dialogue–natural conversation that advances plot and character depth. With small group exercises and text discussions, students will practice writing a short, dialogue-intensive scene.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: June 18, 2022, 1:10pm
Format: Online
Fiction, Short Story

Short Story Revision Workshop

This course will offer a variety of focused techniques designed to isolate and revise different elements of your writing. Each week we will focus on a different craft element such as plot, setting, and character.

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 4 sessions
Start Date: June 22, 2022, 12:00pm
Format: Online
Essay, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novel, Poetry, Short Story

Creative Writing Scribes, 5-6th grade

This exploratory camp fosters creative writing development through an engaging mix of prose and poetry readings, craft exercises, and artistic activities. The week will culminate with a presentation of student work.

Course Status: Full
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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 5 sessions
Start Date: June 27, 2022, 10:00am
Format: In Person
Essay, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novel, Poetry, Short Story

Creative Writing Scribes, 9-12th grade

This exploratory camp develops students' creative writing abilities in prose and poetry through readings and craft exercises. The week will culminate with a presentation of student work.

Course Status: Full
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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 9 sessions
Start Date: July 5, 2022, 10:00am
Format: In Person
Fiction, Short Story

Flash Fiction Scribes, 9-12th grade

In this camp, students will play with short story form and discover how they can pack a whole world into something under 1000 words.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 5 sessions
Start Date: July 18, 2022, 1:00pm
Format: Online
Essay, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novel, Poetry, Short Story

Creative Writing Scribes, 7-8th grade

In this exploratory camp, students will develop their prose and poetry writing. Students will participate in readings, craft exercises, and artistic experiences; the week will culminate with a presentation of student work.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 5 sessions
Start Date: July 25, 2022, 10:00am
Format: Online
Fiction, Short Story

Worldbuilding: Outside & In

Dive deep into worldbuilding, examining how to build exterior (place, culture, and atmosphere) and interior (needs, wants, fears, repressed desires) worlds around and within your characters.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 6 sessions
Start Date: July 26, 2022, 7:10pm
Format: Online
Fiction, Poetry, Short Story

Creative Writing Scribes, 7-8th Grade

In this exploratory camp, students will develop their prose and poetry writing. Students will participate in readings, craft exercises, and artistic experiences; the week will culminate with a presentation of student work.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 5 sessions
Start Date: August 8, 2022, 10:00am
Format: In Person