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FREE Writing from Your Own Backyard [Bonnie J. Rough]

Time: - - - PT
Capacity: seat

Since we’ve all been closer to home, we’ve had time to focus more attention on things nearby. Whether your “backyard” is a local P-patch, a balcony, a windowsill, or a patch of lawn with a garden gate, chances are you have recently tried or observed something new in your domain. Maybe you sprouted seeds, started sourdough, foraged for mushrooms, adopted a pet, acquired house plants, or coexisted with a winter spider. How can these interactions with your own backyard can tell a deeper story? From this free nonfiction class, you’ll come away with a start on a new personal essay and bank of ideas for future writing.

This class is offered in collaboration with 4Culture.

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.

Hugo House will only process refund requests that are submitted 5 business days or more before the class start date. To request a refund, log in to your account, go to “My Account,” select the “Orders” tab on the left-hand side, click the appropriate order, and request a refund for your specific class. Administrative fees apply. Please see our full refund policy here.

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 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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