Memory & Imagination
In this generative class, we'll write from prompts based on memory and the senses, attempting to tap into what Rikki Ducornet calls "deep zoos"—touchstones of the imagination that we return to with curiosity and fearlessness and which we may transform into fiction. In addition to Ducornet, Borges and Nabokov will offer insight into the process. We will devote the first five weeks of class to discussion and writing short pieces from prompts. In the last three weeks, students will workshop one longer piece.
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August 7: Scholarship Donation Day
August 8: Member registration opens at 10:30 am
August 15: General registration opens at 10:30 am
August 21: Last day of Early Bird pricing
What to Expect from an Asynchronous Class with Hugo House:
Asynchronous classes are perfect for students that need flexibility!
During an asynchronous class, instructors release new lessons once per week. Students then have one week to complete that lesson and any accompanying coursework. You'll learn as much as you would in a traditional class but with the flexibility to work at the best times for your schedule!
While there are no live sessions, asynchronous classes are still a lively and rigorous experience. Async classes are not static lessons but an adaptable and energetic community space. Be ready to work in a collaborative environment, giving and receiving feedback on your writing, participating in discussions, and growing your writing practice in a way that works best for you!
This class includes eight sessions released weekly from October 18–December 6 to be completed at your own pace. Class sessions will be archived 1–2 weeks after the last lesson is released.
Anca L. Szilágyi is the author of Daughters of the Air, which Shelf Awareness called “a striking debut ,” and Dreams under Glass, which Buzzfeed Books called "a novel for our modern times." Her writing appears in Newsweek, Los Angeles Review of Books, Orion Magazine, and Lilith Magazine, among other publications. She is the recipient of awards from Vermont Studio Center, Artist Trust, Hugo House, Jack Straw, 4Culture, and elsewhere. Originally from Brooklyn, she has lived in Montreal, Seattle, and now Chicago.