Course Catalog

Yearlong in Fiction (IN-PERSON)

All Levels | This yearlong class is open to fiction writers, regardless of genre, and is designed to help writers meet creative goals/deadlines, and provide feedback on their work (whether you’re working on short stories, a novel, starting a book, or in your third revision). The aim is for students to be producing work that is ready for publication — many former students have published. The class uses an array of workshop and peer-review techniques to build fluency with craft — controlling narrative time, narrative structure, characterization, tone, voice, and point of view — which empowers writers to make intentional creative decisions (instead of feeling like you’re being held hostage by the whims of inspiration). Students will gain control over the craft elements in their work, so that they can more easily write and revise with intention.

Payment plans available. Contact registrar@hugohouse.org for more information.

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AVAILABLE UPON REQUEST:
1. Previous years’ syllabi
2. Samples of feedback from instructor
3. Lesson Plans
4. Contact info for previous students

Beginning Fall 2021, we will be adding select in-person classes back to our course catalog. The majority of our classes will still be offered via Zoom.

If a class says IN-PERSON in its title, it will take place in person at our permanent home in Seattle.

If a class says ASYNCHRONOUS in its title, it will take place on Wet Ink, our asynchronous learning platform.

If a class does not have a marker after its title, it will take place via Zoom.

Instructor: Peter Mountford

Class Type: Yearlong

Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 09/15/2021

No Class On: 11/24/2021, 12/22/2021, 12/29/2021, 2/23/2021

End Date: 05/04/2022

Days of the Week: Wednesday

Time: 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

$1287.00 Member Price:
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$1430.00 General Price:

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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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