Often, we think withholding information creates suspense, but readers easily see through that trick. This class unpacks craft techniques key to the suspenseful delivery of information. Students will generate and share new work while we read from contemporary masters of mystery like Percival Everett, Mariana Enriquez, Stephen King, and Rumaan Alam. Students can expect to leave with one new story draft or the beginning of a longer project, or they may use this class to work on a project already underway.
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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