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Building Your Collection: Advanced Yearlong Workshop in Short Fiction

with Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Genres: Fiction, The Writing Life, Short Story

Online

Advanced

30 Sessions

Start Date: September 19, 2022
End Date: June 12, 2023
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm PT
Capacity: 18 seats
Member Price: $1287.00
General Price: $1430.00

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This yearlong advanced workshop in short fiction will focus on intensive craft study, identifying and making progress toward individual writing goals, and undertaking the construction of an original collection of short fiction. The class will meet most Mondays a month (calendar available by request). Participants should anticipate weekly discussion of assigned texts (a range of published short story collections and craft texts) and workshops of participants' own short fiction. A syllabus is available by request.

No class on 10/31, 11/21, 12/19, 12/26, 1/16, 2/20, 3/20, 4/10, & 5/29.

Payment plans available. Contact registrar@hugohouse.org for more information.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

she/her

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum is the author of three collections of short fiction, most recently What We Do With the Wreckage, which won the 2017 Flannery O'Connor Award for Short Fiction and was published by UGA Press in 2018. Her earlier collections are Swimming With Strangers (Chronicle, 2008) and This Life She's Chosen (Chronicle, 2005). Her short fiction has been published in Ploughshares, McSweeney's, One Story, and North American Review, among other journals, and she has been the recipient of a PEN/O. Henry Prize. Kirsten teaches fiction writing at Hugo House and 9th–12th grade English at a small independent school near Seattle.

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.

Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.

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

We do not tolerate racist, sexist, homophobic, ableist, transphobic or any other oppressive behaviors, regardless of who commits them. Please check out our full community guidelines by clicking here. If an instance of community guidelines are violated and not resolved within the classroom, students may let us know by filling out the student incident report.

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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