Classes

Essay, Fiction, Memoir, Nonfiction, Novel, Poetry, Short Story

  • Term: Summer 2022
  • Start Date: June 27, 2022
  • End Date: July 1, 2022
  • Day of Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Youth
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Full

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Creative Writing Scribes, 5-6th grade

In this exploratory camp, students will develop their creative writing abilities by experimenting in a wide variety of prose and poetry. Students will examine works from carefully curated authors and will participate in writing activities, craft exercises, and artistic experiences designed to inspire their imaginations. Camp sessions will be facilitated by two local artists: Samar Abulhassan and Jay Thompson are both published poets and educators. The week will culminate with a reading and/or presentation of student work.

This camp is for students entering 5th & 6th grade in Fall 2022 and will take place in-person at our facility in Capitol Hill. Be sure to read our COVID-19 Policies before registering for this camp.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email youth@hugohouse.org.

Samar Abulhassan

Samar Abulhassan

Samar Abulhassan holds an MFA. from Colorado State University and has worked as a teaching artist for a decade, for Seattle Arts and Lectures' WITS Program, Hugo House, Jack Straw, and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Born to Lebanese immigrants and raised with multiple languages, she is a 2006 Hedgebrook alum and the author of multiple chapbooks, including Farah and Nocturnal Temple. She received a 2016 CityArtist grant to complete a novel-in-poems, reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront.

Jay Aquinas Thompson

Jay Aquinas Thompson

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Jay Aquinas Thompson (he/they) is a poet, essayist, and teacher with recent or forthcoming work in Interim, Pacifica Literary Review, Passages NorthCOAST | NoCOAST, and Poetry Northwest, where they're a contributing editor. Their poem "Poor and Carefree Strangers," published in FIVES: a Companion to Denver Quarterly, was a 2021–2022 Best of the Net nominee, and they're a 2021 Tin House Workshop alum. They've been awarded grants and fellowships from the Ragdale Foundation, the Community of Writers, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, and King County 4Culture. They live with their child in Washington state, where they teach creative writing to public school students and incarcerated women. Twitter @jayaquinas; Instagram @freshwater_merman