Classes

  • Term: Summer 2022
  • Start Date: July 11, 2022
  • End Date: July 15, 2022
  • Day of Week: Friday, Monday, Thursday, Tuesday, Wednesday
  • Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
  • Level: Open to all levels
  • Audience: Youth
  • Location: Online
  • Availability: Yes

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Shapeshifting Into Short Forms: Prose Poems, Brief Essays, Tiny Fictions Scribes

Find delight, magic and surprise in writing short pieces (all under 1000 words) — defying genres but packing power and imagination. “I’d like to capture an individual in a single sentence, a soul-stirring experience on a single page, a landscape in one word!” Peter Altenbergis offers, quoted in the opening of Short, an anthology edited by Alan Ziegler, which will offer us inspiring texts to learn from. Each day of camp will leave you satisfied as you invent a brand new piece (or more) of writing that is compact yet very vivid and alive. This camp will be facilitated by Samar Abulhassan, a published poet and educator.

This camp is for students entering 7th & 8th grade in Fall 2022 and will take place online using Zoom and Google Classroom. Scholarships are available by application. Questions? Please email youth@hugohouse.org.

*Note – all Scribes Summer camps are in Pacific Standard Time

Samar Abulhassan

Samar Abulhassan

Samar Abulhassan holds an MFA. from Colorado State University and has worked as a teaching artist for a decade, for Seattle Arts and Lectures' WITS Program, Hugo House, Jack Straw, and the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Born to Lebanese immigrants and raised with multiple languages, she is a 2006 Hedgebrook alum and the author of multiple chapbooks, including Farah and Nocturnal Temple. She received a 2016 CityArtist grant to complete a novel-in-poems, reflecting on memory, longing and the Arabic alphabet ignited while exploring Pike Place Market and Seattle’s waterfront.