Research & Imagination

with Rachel Sobel

Genres: Fiction, The Writing Life

In Person

Intermediate, Advanced

6 Sessions

Start Date: January 18, 2024
End Date: February 22, 2024
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00pm - 7:00pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $302.40
General Price: $336.00

We often imagine research and imagination to be opposed to one another, but the reality is that each depends deeply on the other. In this course, we'll explore tactics for using research to hone the imagination. Each week, we'll investigate a new approach, outfitting us with a full repertoire of tools for combining the factual and the invented. Students will come away with a greater confidence in their capability to research and a more solid footing within their own imagination.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:

  • This class includes:
    • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
    • Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
    • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
  • Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • December 4: Scholarship Donation Day 
  • December 5: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 12: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT
  • December 18: Last day of Early Bird pricing
Rachel Sobel

Rachel Sobel

Rachel Sobel is a writer of speculative and literary fiction about dykes and other queer people. A graduate of the Hunter MFA in Fiction, she has lived in NYC and Seattle.

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.

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