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Writing Circle/Write-In

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  • Date: February 8
  • Time: 5:00pm - 6:00pm PT
  • Location: Zoom: Index

Write Time for Teens

Write Time for Teens is a free bi-monthly drop-in writing circle for creative writing teens ages 13-19. We welcome young writers to explore a variety of writing genres and techniques, flex and perfect their skills, and celebrate their work in community with their fellow artists! All sessions are facilitated by a published writer and experienced youth educator.


Virtual Write Time sessions take place every third Wednesday of the month from 5:00-6:00 pm PT on Zoom throughout the school year. Please note that this is a program for TEENS ONLY! Because this program involves youth, we require that all participants who join via Zoom start the hour with their cameras on so that Hugo House instructors can verify the identity of attendees. If you don’t verify your identity when asked by the instructor, we reserve the right to remove you from the Zoom meeting. 


Please include accommodation requests upon registration at least 72 hours in advance. If you have questions, please email 

Interested in joining us in-person? In-person Write Time sessions take place on the first or second Saturday of the month from 1:00-2:00 pm PT at Hugo House throughout the school year. Snacks are provided.

Meredith Arena

Meredith Arena


Meredith Arena is a queer writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration. She likes to challenge authority, play theater games, garden, draw and wander. Her work can be found in various journals including Longleaf Review, Entropy, Lunch Ticket, and Peatsmoke. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She hopes her students tune into their inherent creativity so they can access it when they most need it.