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, Poetry, Reading

Art and Craft, Aesthetics and Politics: On Individual and Collective Voices

This course offers a close reading of the poem/narrative “The Colonel", with discussion focusing on history, politics, representation and translation, as well as craft elements such as plotting, pacing, imagery, and rhythm.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: July 21, 2022, 1:00pm
Format: Online
Fiction, Poetry, Reading

Art and Craft, Aesthetics and Politics: On Individual and Collective Voices

This course offers a close reading of the poem/narrative “The Colonel", with discussion focusing on history, politics, representation and translation, as well as craft elements such as plotting, pacing, imagery, and rhythm.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: July 21, 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
Poetry

Befuddled, Bereft, Broken: Resistance to Poetic Closure

This class will examine the way poems create interplay between closure and openness using syntax, diction, and more. We’ll examine poems that grapple with difficult content and apply what we've learned in our own work.

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 session
Start Date: July 26, 2022, 10:00am
Format: Online
Poetry

The Poetry of Food, Drink & Delight

In this class, we will read the work of Aimee Nezhukumatathil, Li-young Lee, NaomiShihab Nye, and others—then we will write food and drink poems of our own. Bring your favorite cookbook with you—and a sumptuous snack!

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 session
Start Date: July 30, 2022, 1:10pm
Format: Online
Nonfiction, Poetry

The Art and Craft of Writing Poetry Book Reviews (IN-PERSON)

Reviewing poetry supports the work of other poets and teaches the art of "close reading". Practice writing a "reader review" in this discussion and workshop class, with support and resources for getting published.

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Level: Introductory
Length: 1 session
Start Date: July 31, 2022, 1:00pm
Format: In Person
Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Modern Tarot: Contemporary Tarot for Everyone (IN-PERSON)

Tarot, the ancient card system, is having a twenty-first century renaissance. This lecture-style workshop will discuss the structure and meaning of the 78-cards, as well as offer tips for spreads and ritual.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: August 7, 2022, 2:00pm
Format: In Person
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
Poetry

Haunted: Incorporating Found Text in Poetry

Poems often contain many ghosts: historical, ancestral, former versions of the self. This workshop will explore two strategies for haunting our poems: erasure and collage.

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Level: Intermediate
Length: 1 session
Start Date: August 14, 2022, 1:10pm
Format: Online
Poetry

Human-Animal Intersections in Poetry (IN-PERSON)

In this workshop, students will get an introduction to the emerging field of human-animal studies and how the practice of relating to and writing about animals can teach us about empathy, language, and agency.

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Level: Open to all levels
Length: 1 session
Start Date: August 27, 2022, 10:00am
Format: In Person