FOR BIPOC | Make Haste and Play: Exploring the Zuihitsu (Sliding Scale Tuition)

with Marguerite Harrold

Genres: Poetry, Reading


Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: April 20, 2024
End Date: April 20, 2024
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 10:00 am - 1:00 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
2 seats left!

The zuihitsu is a Japanese form and genre comparable to the lyric essay comprising casual, loosely connected fragments and ideas. Tracing back to Sei Shōnagon's The Pillow Book, in this class we will look at the work of Shōnagon, Kimiko Hahn, and others as we practice and experiment with various kinds of fragmentation and forms of poetry, lyrical essays, and hybrid work.

This class is intended as a space specifically for students who identify as Black, Indigenous, or a person of color. We ask that students who do not identify as such kindly respect this intention and refrain from registering.

This class is offered with sliding-scale tuition. To increase the financial accessibility of class offerings, some classes are offered with sliding scale tuition. Payments above the 100% rate help fund future accessible writing classes and programming. We encourage all registrants to pick the level of tuition that is right for them. Learn more here »


  • March 19: General and all free or sliding scale class registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
Marguerite Harrold

Marguerite Harrold


Marguerite Harrold has a Master of Fine Arts in creative writing from Columbia College Chicago. She is a member of the Community of Writers and an alum of the Bread Loaf Orion Environmental Writer’s Conference. She is the assistant editor of American Life in Poetry. 

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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