Symphony of Words: Melody & Cadence
Genres: Fiction, Nonfiction, Poetry
Open to all levels
Did you know that vowels have pitch, like musical notes? Or that consonants have texture? Or that the rhythm of a sentence impacts a reader's emotions? This class for writers of all genres and levels offers a crash course in how to control the rhyme, rhythm, and meter of your writing for maximum sonic impact. No submissions will be required, but each session will offer space for generative in-class writing. Take this course if you want your writing to sing!
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- Work outside of class: 1-2 hours of writing outside of class.
- This class includes:
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
- Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
- Reading: class engages in close study of one or more works.
- 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
Alyse Knorr is a queer poet, associate professor of English at Regis University, co-editor of Switchback Books, and co-producer of the Sweetbitter podcast. She is the author of three poetry collections, two nonfiction books, and four poetry chapbooks.
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 5 students are enrolled within 10 days before the class start date. If for any reason Hugo House needs to cancel a class, students can choose between a full credit or full refund.
Make a Donation
Donations made throughout the year help fund our programs and operations.