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Setting: It’s More Than Just a Backdrop

Setting is one of the most important aspects of storytelling. It can help writers do everything — create the perfect mood, develop characters, establish backstory, etc. Through various exercises focusing on images, sounds, POV, unusual objects, and more, students will develop unique settings, with an understanding of how setting impacts other story elements. We’ll also spend a little time looking at model texts, such as excerpts from George Orwell, Rita Williams-Garcia, Kacen Callender, and Lois Lowry, to learn how they use setting to create a variety of effects.

This workshop will take place online using Zoom. A Zoom link for this workshop will be sent the week before it starts.

Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email

*Note – all Hugo House workshops are in Pacific Standard Time