The Writing Life

  • Term: Winter 2023
  • Start Date: March 4, 2023
  • End Date: March 4, 2023
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 10:00am - 1:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Adult
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Full
  • Public Price: $90.00
  • Member Price: $81.00

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AWP Prep for First-Timers, Introverts, and the Intimidated

Arrive calm and confident at AWP to make the most of your investment and enjoy the conference. Join us to learn non-awkward networking, to set up your AWP app, and to design a stress-free strategy, so you don’t feel lost during programs. You’ll leave with contacts, a game plan, and all you need to actually have fun while putting your ticket money to work for your writing career.

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

Paulette Perhach

Paulette Perhach

Paulette Perhach’s writing has been published in the New York Times, Elle, Vice, Slate, Inc., McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, Hobart, Yoga Journal, Cosmopolitan, Marie Claire, Glamour, and the Stranger. She’s worked for Health and Coastal Living magazines, as well as various newspapers. In 2013, Hugo House selected her as a Made at Hugo House Fellow. She received the 2016 BlogHer Voices of the Year award for her essay, “A Story of a Fuck Off Fund,” which is anthologized in The Future is Feminist from Chronicle Books, along with work by Roxane Gay, Mindy Kaling, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Caitlin Moran, and Audre Lorde. A returned Peace Corps Volunteer, she’s also won multiple Solas Awards for her travel writing. In 2015 she created the Writer’s Welcome Kit, the online course sold through Hugo House, which includes a 55,000-word workbook, writer’s templates, and writer interviews. To date, more than 600 students have taken the course. Her book, Welcome to the Writer's Life, was published by Sasquatch Books, part of the Penguin Random House publishing family, and was selected as one of Poets & Writers' Best Books for Writers. In 2021, she was selected as a Jack Straw Fellow. In 2022 she celebrated a nomination from Barrelhouse for Best of the Net.

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