Autobiographical Fiction Workshop

with Wancy Young Cho

Genres: Fiction, Reading, Novel, Short Story



10 Sessions

Start Date: April 10, 2024
End Date: June 12, 2024
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
General Price: $607.00

This class aims to mine the writer's own life for stories, emotions, details, situations, and connections, then amplify that information and history with the limitless magic of writing. Students will leave the class better able to digest criticism and present ideas in a constructive manner. Depending on class size, students will have the opportunity to be workshopped up to two times. Additionally, there will be short weekly readings and discussions to help seed and flower our minds for writing.


Class format: 

  • Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
  • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
  • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
  • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
  • Both peer and Instructor feedback given.
  • 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.


  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing

This class is not eligible for a member discount. Learn more here »

Wancy Young Cho

Wancy Young Cho

Wancy Young Cho is a Pushcart Prize nominee and appears in the New Orleans Review, NBC’s THINK, The Stranger, and Salon. He holds an MFA from Columbia University, Columbia Scholastic Press Association Gold Circle Award, and Written Image Screenwriting Award.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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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 the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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