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2×4: Two Weeks, Four New Speculative Stories

Genres: Fiction, Reading


Intermediate, Advanced

2 Sessions

Start Date: July 15, 2023
End Date: July 22, 2023
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
2 seats left!
Member Price: $108.00
General Price: $120.00

This two-week generative course features readings and prompts to help you create four new speculative stories. We'll discuss published work by N.K. Jemisin, Lesley Nneka Arimah, Amber Sparks, Rion Amilcar Scott, and Silvia Park (to be read before class), which we'll then use as inspiration to explore new ways of unlocking narrative. The class is suitable for a wide audience, from those new to speculative fiction to experienced authors looking for a little burst of inspiration.

Registration dates:

June 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

June 6: Member registration opens

June 13: General registration opens

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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Classes may be cancelled if less than 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.

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