Workshop for Weirdos
This workshop is focused entirely around weird stories—the ones that are bizarre and uncanny and don’t quite fit anywhere else. Each week, we'll discuss aspects of creating a weird story such as worldbuilding, genre expectations, and publication options. We'll look at weird stories from authors like Kim Fu, Aimee Bender, and others. We'll also workshop each other's writing, safe in the knowledge that we're surrounded by our fellow weirdos.
ADDITIONAL CLASS DETAILS:
- Feedback in class: Both peer and instructor feedback given.
- Work outside of class: 4+ hours of writing or reading outside of class.
- This class includes:
- Workshop: students submit work for critique from the teacher and class.
- Craft Discussion: teachers and students explore essential elements of the craft.
No class on 2/21/2024
- 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
Carolyn Abram is a Seattle-based writer. Her work tends to focus on the intersection of technology and everyday life. Her short fiction has appeared in various publications, including the New California Writing Anthology and The Offbeat. Her work has also appeared in McSweeney’s Internet Tendency, and Lilith. She is the author of eight editions of Facebook for Dummies. She holds degrees from Stanford and California College of the Arts.
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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 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.
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