Course Catalog

Yearlong in Speculative Fiction

All Levels | Over the course of this year, students will work toward completion of a project of their choosing, whether that be a novel, a story collection, a flash fiction series, or another project. Built-in accountability checks and optional feedback sessions will give students the opportunity to discuss their progress with peers and receive guidance on their manuscripts. Ongoing project work will be interspersed with reading discussions, craft lectures, and writing and revision exercises.

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

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: Ruth Joffre

Class Type: Yearlong

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Term: Fall 2021

Start Date: 09/30/2021

No Class On: 11/25/2021, 12/23/2021, 12/30/2021

End Date: 05/12/2022

Days of the Week: Thursday

Time: 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm PDT

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Ruth Joffre

Ruth Joffre is the author of the story collection Night Beast (Grove Atlantic 2018). Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Kenyon Review, Mid-American Review, The Masters Review, Prairie Schooner, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Copper Nickel. Her book reviews have been published in The Rumpus, The Millions, Kenyon Review Online, and Colorado Review. Ruth is the 2020-2021 Prose Writer-in-Residence at Hugo House. She lives in Seattle.

Writers I return to: Kelly Link, N. K. Jemisin, Ted Chiang, Jeff VanderMeer, Alexander Chee, Mary Gaitskill, Lydia Davis, Annie Proulx, Kathy Fish

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