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Storied Mothers

Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction

In Person

Introductory

8 Sessions

Start Date: January 26, 2023
End Date: March 23, 2023
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm PT
Capacity: 15 seats
Member Price: $355.50
General Price: $395.00

Each week we'll discuss a story about motherhood and freewrite on experiences of mothering, being mothered, or matrilineal loss. We’ll question cultural narratives of motherhood—like those contingent on biology, class, and citizenship—and look instead for expressions of profound and intimate nurturing. In-class freewriting will give writers a calm, safe space to reflect on their experiences and explore complexity in character relationships. Writers will leave with a story or essay draft developed from freewrites and revision exercises. 

Registration dates:

December 5: Scholarship Donation Day (Learn more.)

December 6: Member registration opens

December 13: General registration opens

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.

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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