Classes

  • Term: Summer 2022
  • Start Date: August 1, 2022
  • End Date: August 5, 2022
  • Day of Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Youth
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes

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Creative Writing Scribes, 9-12th 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. This camp will be facilitated by two local artists: Karen Finneyfrock is a poet, novelist, and educator, and Arianne True is a published poet and educator. The week will culminate with a reading and/or presentation of student work.

This camp is for students entering 9th-12th grade in Fall 2022 and will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom. All camps will break for lunch from 12-1pm each day. Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email youth@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all Scribes Summer camps are in Pacific Standard Time

Cassidy Dyce

Cassidy Dyce

She/Her

Cassidy Dyce is a writer currently living in Seattle, Washington. After graduating from Christopher Newport University, she worked as the writer's assistant of Author and Recipient of the Newbery Medal, Kwame Alexander. Her work featured NPR's Morning Edition and ABC Mouse’s miniseries 'Wordplay’ She also was a writing fellow at Hugo House from 2020-2021.

Arianne True

Arianne True

Arianne True (Choctaw, Chickasaw) is a queer poet and folk artist from Seattle. She teaches and mentors youth poets around the Salish Sea and moonlights as a copyeditor. Arianne has received fellowships from Jack Straw, Hugo House, Artist Trust, and others. She is a proud alum of Hedgebrook and of the MFA program at the Institute of American Indian Arts. She was also Seattle Rep’s inaugural Native Artist-in-Residence, where she created and exhibited an immersive multimedia poetry installation. You can find more of her work collected online at ariannetrue.com.

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock

Karen Finneyfrock is the author of two young adult novels, The Sweet Revenge of Celia Door and Starbird Murphy and the World Outside, both published by Viking Children’s Books. She is the author of the poetry collection Ceremony for the Choking Ghost and co-editor of the anthology Courage: Daring Poems for Gutsy Girls (Write Bloody Publishing). Karen is a former Hugo House Writer-in-Residence, an alumna of Hedgebrook, the Bloedel Reserve and Mineral School, and a recipient of grants from The City of Seattle Office of Arts and Culture, 4Culture, and Artist Trust. As a spoken word artist, Karen competed on numerous National Slam Teams, toured nationally and internationally, and acted as a Cultural Envoy for the US Department of State.