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.

Memoir, Nonfiction, Novel

True Lies: Writing Speculative Memoir (IN-PERSON)

Speculative memoir is an extravagant mash-up of personal identity, lived experience, and imaginative impulse. This workshop includes in-class writing and discussion about memoir and fiction, and what happens when they are merged.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: August 7, 2022, 10:00am
Format: In Person
Fiction, Nonfiction

What Is Love? Writing Queer Love Stories (IN-PERSON)

In this generative workshop, we’ll discuss the craft components that make a compelling, contemporary, queer love story. We’ll talk about narrative arc, perspective, and the kinds of love that don’t get enough attention.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: August 7, 2022, 1:00pm
Format: In Person
Essay, Nonfiction

Hybrid Moments: Exploring the Lyric Essay

This class will radicalize our approach to the personal narrative, intertwining poetry and memoir. We will write lyric essays and explore the braided form that celebrates both personal story and the lyricism of poetry.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 2 sessions
Start Date: August 20, 2022, 1:10pm
Format: Online
Essay, Nonfiction

Short Essays for the Internet

In this workshop, we'll cover how to identify themes, outline, and write essays about single issues (750-1,000 words). We'll discuss different forms, finding publications, and how to tailor your writing to publications you admire.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: August 27, 2022, 1:10pm
Format: Online
Nonfiction

Taking Stock

In this process workshop, writers will be invited to reflect on life before and during the pandemic. We'll write from prompts, sharing and discussing our work as a group, toggling between our inner and collective experiences.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: August 28, 2022, 1:10pm
Format: Online