The Fearless Pen

with Beth Slattery

Genres: The Writing Life, Reading

Online

Open to all levels

8 Sessions

Start Date: April 11, 2024
End Date: May 30, 2024
Day of Week: Thursday
Time: 10:00am - 12:00pm PT
Capacity: 20 seats
4 seats left!
 
General Price: $500.00

For many writers, there is nothing as anxiety-inducing as the blank page, and this class is designed to help fearful writers find the courage needed to begin—or finish—a project. We will look at writers who admit to anxiety, uncover reasons why we are fearful, and practice techniques that will help us face those fears and produce. Also, we will write. A lot. Students will leave class with 25 pages written towards a project, as well as instructor feedback.

ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:  

Class format:

  • Generative Writing: students create new work during class or from assignments.
  • Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
  • Instructor feedback given.
  • 2-3 hours of writing or reading outside of class.

REGISTRATION DATES: 

  • March 12: Member registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 19: General registration opens at 10:30 am PT 
  • March 25: Last day of Early Bird pricing

This class is not eligible for a member discount. Learn more here »

Beth Slattery

Beth Slattery

she/her/hers

Beth Slattery moved to Seattle after eighteen years of teaching creative writing and literature at Indiana University East. Since her relocation, she has been writing and editing. Beth is currently working on a collection of personal essays about her mid-life marriage to a Zimbabwean, a move from the Midwest to the Pacific Northwest, and a reluctant acceptance of the call to adventure. Her most recent publications appear in Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies and Southern Women’s Review. Beth’s recent editing work includes being a “beta” reader for an author with a multi-book publishing contract, content and copy editing of a personal essay collection, and providing comprehensive editing services on an edited academic volume that was later published by Oxford University Press. She has an M.A. in fiction writing from Miami University and an M.F.A. in creative nonfiction from the University of Southern Maine—Stonecoast.

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.

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Class sessions may be recorded if a session falls on a holiday, or if a student has access needs. Class recordings are not guaranteed.

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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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