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Field Trips & Hidden Portals: Finding Writing Inspiration in the Everyday

with Amy Bowers

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

Online

Intermediate

4 Sessions

Start Date: September 19, 2022
End Date: October 10, 2022
Day of Week: Monday
Time: 1:10pm - 3:10pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $216.00
General Price: $240.00

We dream of productive writing sessions but the reality is that tasks often overshadow. What if you could gather your next literary masterpiece in a daily routine? In this generative class, we will (re)learn to open our eyes, go on local outings (groceries, parks, thrift stores, our own closets) and build a toolkit that turns the messy world into a dreamy writing office. Texts discussed: Lily Hoang, Claudia Rankine, Ross Gay, Joy Harjo, Sarah Manguso, Miranda July, and others.

Registration dates:

August 22: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

August 23: Member registration opens

August 30: General registration opens

Amy Bowers

Amy Bowers

she/her

Amy Bowers is a Florida native currently living in Connecticut with her family. Her writing explores art, domestic culture, the insect and natural worlds, and manufactured places and spaces. She is currently working on an essay collection about growing up in central Florida among amusement parks, alligators, and hurricanes. She holds an MFA in CNF from Bennington and has work published or forthcoming in [PANK], Washington Square Review, West Trade Review, OxMag, Farm-ish, Assay, and LA Review of Books. Her essay Manual is published (fall 2021) in A Harp in the Stars: An Anthology of Lyric Essays, edited by Randon Billings Noble and published by the University of Nebraska Press.

Most classes are offered at a general and member tuition rates based on instruction hours, with Hugo House members receiving a 10% discount on classes fewer than six sessions.

Early bird discounts are available during the first two weeks of registration and apply to both general and member tuition rates.

To help provide financial accessibility to our class offerings, some classes each quarter are offered with a sliding-scale tuition model, allowing students to pay what they can for the class. For these classes, tuition increments starting at $5 and going up to 125% of the standard pricing will be listed on the page.

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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 the minimum number of students are enrolled within ten days before the class start date. If Hugo House needs to cancel a class for any reason, students can choose between receiving a full credit toward future classes or full refund.

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