Memory & Imagination

with Anca Szilágyi

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction

Online Asynchronous

Open to all levels

8 Sessions

Start Date: October 18, 2023
End Date: December 6, 2023
Day of Week: Wednesday
Time: - - - PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $355.50
General Price: $395.00

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.

Payment plans are available for this class. Please email education@hugohouse.org to get a payment plan started.

Registration dates: 

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 Szilágyi

Anca Szilágyi

she/her

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.

Twitter: @ancawrites

Instagram: @anca_szilagyi

Website: ancawrites.com

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.

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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.

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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