Course Catalog

Advanced Yearlong in Fiction and Nonfiction

In weekly meetings over the course of the 2019-2020 academic year, yearlong classes provide dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a draft of a book.

One third of each course focuses on developing proficiency with the writing tools (craft elements) that you will need to use, and the remaining two-thirds are comprised of workshops and writing toward personally devised deadlines. Yearlong classes in Prose, Memoir, and Young Adult Fiction include a full-day intensive publishing class on the book business and finding a market for your book. The class will feature guests, including literary agents, and other individuals from the publishing business.It is okay to miss some classes because of travel. That said, students who get the most out of yearlong classes are often very dedicated to their writing, and are eager to develop a strong and steady writing practice as well as become part of a tightly knit cohort of writers.

This unique advanced-level course will feature a smaller cohort (maximum of 8 students) for greater cohesion and increased feedback from the instructor. In addition to weekly meetings over thirty sessions, students enrolled in this class are given six hours of one-on-one manuscript consulting with their instructor. As with other Yearlong classes, the advanced yearlong is suitable for people at any phase in their project, but the expectation for this course is that students have previously either taken a yearlong at Hugo House, or done a similar amount of coursework at Hugo House or elsewhere. This class, which is available by application only, will help you set clear goals, as well as write and revise with intention.Whether you are early in the writing process or already have a rough draft, these yearlong courses will help you set active, clear goals, as well as write and revise with intention.

Registration is by application only. Please complete an application here. Applications open August 12.


Instructor: Peter Mountford

Class Type: Yearlong

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Term: Fall 2019

Start Date: 09/17/2019

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End Date: 05/26/2020

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 8

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Peter Mountford

Peter Mountford’s novel A Young Man’s Guide to Late Capitalism won a 2012 Washington State Book Award. His second novel, The Dismal Science, was published in February, 2014. A former Hugo House writer in residence, Peter is currently on faculty at Sierra Nevada College's low residency MFA program.

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