Essay, Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry

  • Term: Fall 2022
  • Start Date: November 5, 2022
  • End Date: November 5, 2022
  • Day of Week: Saturday
  • Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Youth
  • Location: In Person
  • Availability: Yes

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

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

Meredith Arena

Meredith Arena

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Meredith Arena is a queer writer and interdisciplinary teaching artist from New York City with 18 years of teaching experience with youth ages 5-15, both in afterschool and school-day arts integration. She likes to challenge authority, play theater games, garden, draw and wander. Her work can be found in various journals including Longleaf Review, Entropy, Lunch Ticket, and Peatsmoke. She holds an MFA in creative writing and a Certificate in the Teaching of Creative Writing from Antioch University Los Angeles. She hopes her students tune into their inherent creativity so they can access it when they most need it.