Winter registration starts soon! Registration opens for members on Dec. 5 and for the general public on Dec. 12.

Diving In: First Pages [Bonnie J. Rough]

Time: 12:00am - 12:00am PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

All Levels | Ann Patchett describes turning a brilliant idea into written words as akin to plucking a gossamer butterfly from the air and pinning it gruesomely to the page. Her point? Early drafts rarely gleam like the idea that first sparked the writer’s imagination. Nevertheless, for a writer’s vision to progress through draft form and eventually meet an audience, it must pass through a painfully awkward getting-started stage. Most writers, including beginners, intuit this unpleasant fact and resist putting down the first words or pages of a new project. In this class, using specific strategies, exercises, and examples, we will explore, practice, and learn to appreciate the uneasy but necessary beginnings of creating new work.

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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.

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 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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