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Advanced Scribes at Hugo House Session VI (Two Weeks)

We are excited to now offer a Scribes session for students who identify as having advanced skills. This session is appropriate for students who’ve participated in our Young Writers Cohort, in previous Scribes sessions, or those who have a strong foundation in creative writing and are looking for a challenge.

Advanced students will get their hands dirty on the true building blocks of poetry and prose. In poetry they will practice meter, line, and form, learning from poets such as Gwendolyn Brooks and Theodore Roethke, while the prose lessons will challenge them to write a complete short story by session’s end, and feature readings by writers like George Saunders and Jamaica Kincaid. Together we’ll put the FUN back into writing FUNdamentals! (Come for the prosody, stay for the puns.)

This camp is open to students entering grades 10–12. However, we are open to discussion exceptions if you feel that this camp is appropriate for your younger student. Please contact us at

Instructor: Quenton Baker and Emma Törzs

Grade: 10-12

Term: Scribes 2018

Start Date: 08/06/2018

End Date: 08/17/2018

Days of the Week: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday

Time: 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 20

$750.00 General Price:

Quenton Baker and Emma Törzs

Quenton Baker is a poet and teacher. His work has appeared or is forthcoming in anthologies such as Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. He has a chapbook, Diglossic in the Second America from Punch Press, and is the author of This Glittering Republic (Willow Books). He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Southern Maine, and he writes poetry reviews for Poet by Poet.

Emma Törzs is based in Minneapolis. She is the recipient of a 2015 O. Henry award, and her stories have appeared in journals such as Ploughshares, Threepenny Review, Narrative, the Cincinnati Review, and Salt Hill, among others.

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