Classes

Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Short Story

  • Term: Summer 2023
  • Start Date: July 10, 2023
  • End Date: July 14, 2023
  • Day of Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
  • Time: 10:00am - 3:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Youth
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes

Price:
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Creative Writing Scribes at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture for 5-6th Grade

In this camp, a partnership between Hugo House and the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture, students will explore exhibits at the Burke Museum, participate in creative activities, and write to prompts inspired by materials the Burke Museum offers, deepening their understanding of our natural history and culture in the process. Students will engage in a wide range of creative writing genres, from fantasy and poetry, memoir to playwriting, and everything in between, including cross-genre and hybrid forms.

This camp is for students entering 5-6th grade in Fall 2023 and will take place in-person at the Burke Museum of Natural History and Culture. All camps break for lunch from 12-1pm each day.

Scribes Summer camps are offered on a scaled registration rate in order to offer financially accessible programming for all youth. Payments above the 100% rate help offset costs that allow for accessible programming to continue. Donations of any amount can also be made upon registration. Scholarships are also available by filling out our scholarship application. Questions? Please email youth@hugohouse.org.

Shelby Handler

Shelby Handler

Shelby Handler is a writer, translator and educator living in Seattle on Duwamish and Coast Salish land. Recent work has appeared in Poetry, The Journal, and Poetry Northwest, among others. 

Matt Gano

Matt Gano

he/him

Matt Gano is a Seattle based poet, MC, and Teaching Artist currently writing, recording, and performing as, "ENTENDRES." He is the author of Suits for the Swarm, a poetry collection from MoonPath Press, co-founder of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program, and was the principle bricklayer/Program Director of Abbey Arts' NEXT STAGE program—a career training program for emerging artists. He works as a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts and Lectures: Writers in the Schools program, and as a guest teaching artist for the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Gano made waves nationally as a spoken word poet and Slam champion in the early 2000’s while representing Seattle multiple years at the National Poetry Slam. With a voice rooted in and born of 90’s hiphop, Gano studied and built his craft in a rising era of the Seattle poetry and hiphop scene. Performing and writing alongside poets, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Tara Hardy, Iyeoka Okoawo, and many others, he completed multiple tours across the United States as a featured artist performing poetry on some of the world’s most legendary stages.