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  • Date: November 22
  • Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm PT

Write-O-Rama Winter 2020 (Zoom)

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


This winter’s Write-O-Rama will be held via Zoom. The first class begins at 12 pm. There are four class choices per 50-minute session. Choose your favorite, head to the virtual 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, you can stay in the room or sign out and sign in to your next class of choice.


  • $60 gives you entry to Write-O-Rama and four 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.
  • $150 gives you all of the above, plus a three-month membership, which includes 3 audiobook credits to use on over 150,000 audiobooks. You’ll also enjoy 30% off all additional audiobook purchases during the membership.

Classes & Teachers


Lineation Elation with Dilruba Ahmed

Your Story in Five Places with Jordan Alam

Travel Writing for Everyone with Elisabeth Eaves

Intro to Literary Journalism with Gail Folkins

Diary Comics Crash Course with David Lasky

Ladder of Love with Jaimie Li

Eating Together with Esther Lin

How to Put Pressure on Your Characters with Becky Mandelbaum

Exploring Fiction with Susan Meyers

The Fire that Does Not Burn: Writing with Shiva with Shankar Narayan

Lyrical Post Office with Sierra Nelson

The Secrets to Effective Dialogue with Ingrid Ricks

When the Personal Turns Fictional with Laura Lampton Scott

Show & Tell with Beth Slattery

Word Church with Lisa Wells

Psychology for Writers with Joshua Marie Wilkinson