Little Experiments on the Way to the Horizon for 9-12th grade

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry, Essay

In Person

Open to all levels

1 Session

Start Date: November 5, 2022
End Date: November 5, 2022
Day of Week: Saturday
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT
Capacity: 12 seats

How will we get to the horizon? How will they hold the rainbow? How do you touch the cloud? There are so many ways to write and it’s fun to experiment together across genres. In this workshop, we will experiment with forms and be open to any genre. We write with a creative form in mind, but in the genre each of us chooses. A sonnet can be science fiction. A flash essay can follow the raging river or a bolt of lightning. Your hand, your house, your high school are all forms waiting for your words. We will experiment with a few existing, and a few invented forms as we work our way to the horizon.

This workshop is for students in 9-12th grade and will take place in-person at Hugo House.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email

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.

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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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