Poetry, Music, and Memory

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“Music isn’t simply music,” the poet Kevin Young said. “It’s memory. It’s connecting us to our past.” In this class, we’ll immerse ourselves in the magic of music and poetry. You’ll tap into your own jukebox of memory through summoning songs from your past and present, connecting to a songwriter you love, for example, by creating a golden shovel poem inspired by a favorite song passage. Expect poems to surface from treasured yet forgotten memories. We’ll also create a collective jukebox, pooling some of our favorite song lyrics together to create fun writing experiments, pausing to read inspiring texts by Victor Hernandez Cruz, Ross Gay and Sonia Sanchez and Bob Kaufman.

 

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email keliko@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all classes are in Pacific Standard Time

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.

We do not record classes. However, an exception if a student has specific access needs.

We encourage students to only sign up for classes that fit with their schedule.   

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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