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Scribes & The Henry GRADES 9-12

The Henry Art Gallery will be the inspiration for this week of Scribes. Via remote access, Scribes instructors Quenton and Rachel will build a unique week of creative writing using visual jumping-off points for experimental forms and collaborative projects. Whether your bag is creating poetry, comics, characters, or short prose, you’ll find something to connect with and something new to try in this multi-genre exploration of craft and words. All skill levels welcome.

This session will be held online using a combination of Zoom and Google Classroom.

Full tuition for this camp is $750

90% tuition is $675 

60% tuition is $450 

30% tuition is $225 

Full scholarships are also available by application. If you’d like to pay on the sliding scale, or make a donation for another student to attend Scribes, please call 206-322-7030 or email youth@hugohouse.org to register. 


Instructor: Rachel Kessler and Quenton Baker

Grade: 9-12

Location: ONLINE

Duration: Two weeks

Term: Scribes 2020

Start Date: 08/03/2020

End Date: 08/14/2020

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

Time: 10:00 am – 3:00 pm

Maximum Class Size: 20

$750.00 General Price:

Rachel Kessler and Quenton Baker

Rachel Kessler explores landscape and community through writing and multi-disciplinary collaboration. Co-founder of Typing Explosion and Vis-à-Vis Society, their book of collaborative poems, 100 Rooms, is forthcoming October 2019. She recently opened collective Wa Na Wari, a center for Black art in the CD, and is Artist-In-Residence at public housing project Yesler Terrace.

Quenton Baker is a poet and educator from Seattle. His current focus is the fact of blackness in American society. His work has appeared in Jubilat, Vinyl, Apogee, Pinwheel, Poetry Northwest, The James Franco Review, and Cura and in the anthologies Measure for Measure: An Anthology of Poetic Meters and It Was Written: Poetry Inspired by Hip-Hop. He has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Southern Maine and is a two-time Pushcart Prize nominee. He was a 2015-2016 Made at Hugo House fellow and is the recipient of a James W. Ray Venture Project award from Artist Trust. He is the author of This Glittering Republic (Willow Books, 2016).

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