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  • Date: December 8
  • Time: 12:00pm - 6:00pm PT

Write-O-Rama: Winter 2019

Write-O-Rama is your chance to try out several workshops offered by Hugo House teachers all in one writing-packed day.


Sample Hugo House classes, meet our teachers, and try out genres and topics outside your purview without the pressure of registering for a full class.

Event Overview

Registration begins at 12 p.m. The first class begins at 1 p.m. There are four class choices per 50-minute session. Choose your favorite, head to the room in which it’s held, and the instructor will give a brief talk on the topic followed by a writing prompt or exercise. At the 50-minute mark, we’ll race through the halls ringing the Write-O-Rama bell, and you can head to your next class of choice.


  • $60 gives you entry to Write-O-Rama and five workshops of your choice.
  • $100 gives you entry plus a discounted Hugo House membership, which is good for one year of early registration, class and event discounts, discounts at local bookstores, and other great benefits.

Classes & Teachers

Jordan Alam
—Writing Stories of the Body

Tara Atkinson
—Prose Rhythm Reboot

Janée Baugher
—Ekphrastic Writing Across Genres

John Farnsworth
—Writing Nature

Jennifer Haupt
—Stuck in the Middle
—Finish Your Manuscript, Really!

Piper Lane
—Dialogue: A Crash Course

Rebecca Morris
—Researching and Writing True Crime

Shankar Narayan
—Writing with South Asian Ghazals and Qawwalis

BJ Neblett
—Time Travel and Alternate Dimensions

Nicholas O’Connell
—The Self as Character: Writing in First-Person POV
—The Quest Narrative

Ana Pastor
—Intro to Playwriting

Paulette Perhach
—Launching Your Freelance Writing Life
—Everything You Need to Know about Pitching Magazines

Ingrid Ricks
—Write Your Memoir: It Starts with Story Structure

Caitlin Scarano
—Bringing in the Wild: Using Animals in Creative Writing

Joshua Marie Wilkinson
—Getting Unstuck
—Suspenseful Writing

Carolyne Wright
—The Poet Writes Back
—Praise for the Makers