Word Works Workshop [Kelly Link]

Time: - - - PT
Capacity: seat
Member Price: $427.50
General Price: $475.00

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Work with Pulitzer Prize finalist in fiction, Kelly Link, author of Get in TroubleMagic for BeginnersStranger Things Happen, and more. You will have the first five pages of your story or novel chapter reviewed during class. Kelly Link will review your entire story or novel chapter. Please follow the directions below following your registration. There will be a one-hour lunch break each session.

After registering:

  • Email christine@hugohouse.org your [story], or [novel chapter & one-page novel synopsis] by August 31. Your story or novel chapter can be up to 6,000 words. Kelly Link will review the entirety of your submission.
  • You will receive an email on September 1 with the first 5 pages of your fellow students’ submission.
  • Read all excerpts, and come to class prepared to talk about the DNA encoded in the first five pages — especially in the first few opening paragraphs. What are you hoping for from the rest of the story/novel? What do you think the story is about? What does the language promise, and what is the thing that excites you?



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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We do not record classes. However, an exception if a student has specific access needs.

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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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