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Yearlong in Short Story

The End Date has been corrected from the catalog.

In weekly meetings over the course of the 2020-2021 academic year, yearlong classes provide dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a draft of a book. 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.

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.

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.

The short story remains arguably the best medium through which a fiction writer hones her craft, and that’s precisely our aim. We’ll read, write, discuss, critique, and experiment with short fiction with equal parts rigor and vigor. Ours isn’t some dry, lifeless affair — fiction’s too good for that. Instead, expect lively discussions, stimulating writing prompts, and a host of literary experiments. Plus: mindblowing readings from across the literary spectrum: George Saunders, Zadie Smith, Carmen Maria Machado, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, and more. Join us!

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

Due to COVID-19, all classes will take place online until further notice. If there's a possibility that your class might take place in person, you will be notified in advance. Even if classes can be held in person, there will always be a hybrid option to participate via Zoom.

Classes with "Zoom" in the title will be held via Zoom even after our doors open. Classes listed as "Online" will be held on Wet Ink, our platform for asynchronous learning.

All times are listed in Pacific Time.

Instructor: Ramon Isao

Class Type: 30 sessions

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Term: Fall 2020

Start Date: 09/29/2020

No Class On: 11/3/20, 12/22/20, 12/29/20, 4/13/21

End Date: 05/18/2021

Days of the Week: Tuesday

Time: 7:10 pm – 9:10 pm

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 16

$1287.00 Member Price:
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Ramon Isao

Ramon Isao is a recipient of the Tim McGinnis Award for fiction, and his work has appeared in the Iowa Review, American Reader, Ninth Letter, and Hobart. His screenplays include ZMD, Junk, and Dead Body.

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