Memoir Writing

Time: - - - PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $220.50
General Price: $245.00

Have a story to tell? Need help getting it onto the page? Already have it on the page, but need help structuring it? Want to art-it-up, as in make it more literary? Want to make sure it’s a page-turner? Then this class is for you. Maybe you have these questions: What is an image pattern? What is a metaphor that “rises naturally from its context”? How do I know what to put in and what to leave out? Or what do I do with all these characters? What can I do to make my dialogue not sound so wooden? How can I make sure it’s interesting? From structuring the action to organizing your image pattern, to getting at the vortex of your story, this workshop will help get your existing memoir into shape, help you get un-stuck or help you just plain get started.

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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