Teachers

Meet Our Teachers

Hugo House teachers are at the core of our goal to help writers become better writers. Our teachers are writers; they are selected on the basis of their active engagement in the literary world as well as their love of teaching.

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    Patricia Henley

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    Juan Felipe Herrera

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    Sheila Heti

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    Marissa Higgins

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    Nathan Hill

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    DaMaris B. Hill

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    Tony Hoagland

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    Justin Hocking

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    Bruce Holbert

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    Santi Holley

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    Minda Honey

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    Rebecca Hoogs

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    Elise Hooper

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    Kate Horowitz

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    Johnny Horton

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    Amanda Hosch

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    Vanessa Hua

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    Regan Huff

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    Luther Hughes

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    Tessa Hulls

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    Cassandra Hunter

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    Nadia Imafidon

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    Nadia Imafidon and Emily Warn

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    University of Iowa International Writing Program

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Patricia Henley

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Juan Felipe Herrera

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Sheila Heti

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Marissa Higgins

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Nathan Hill

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DaMaris B. Hill

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Tony Hoagland

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Justin Hocking

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Bruce Holbert

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Santi Holley

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Minda Honey

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Rebecca Hoogs

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Elise Hooper

A native New Englander, Elise Hooper spent several years writing for television and online news outlets before getting an MA and teaching high-school literature and history. She now lives in Seattle with her husband and two daughters. Previous novels include The Other Alcott and Learning to See.

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Kate Horowitz

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Johnny Horton

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Amanda Hosch

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Amanda Hosch (she/her) is the author of the middle grade mystery, MABEL OPAL PEAR AND THE RULES FOR SPYING. An English as a Second/Foreign Language teacher by profession, she taught abroad for almost a decade. A fifth generation New Orleanian, Amanda now lives in Seattle with her family, two rescue cats, and a ghost cat. Currently, she writes copy for tech companies and volunteers with refugees as ESL Talk Time Facilitator.

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Vanessa Hua

Vanessa Hua is a columnist for the San Francisco Chronicle and the author of a short story collection, Deceit and Other Possibilities, and the novel, A River of Stars, which O, The Oprah Magazine calls "a marvel" and The Economist says is "delightful." For two decades, she has been writing, in journalism and in fiction, about Asia and the Asian diaspora. She has received a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, the Asian/Pacific American Award for Literature, the San Francisco Foundation’s James D. Phelan Award, and a Steinbeck Fellowship in Creative Writing, as well as honors from the Society of Professional Journalists and the Asian American Journalists Association. Her work has appeared in publications including The New York Times, The Atlantic, and The Washington Post. She works and teaches at the San Francisco Writers' Grotto.

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Regan Huff

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Luther Hughes

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Tessa Hulls

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Cassandra Hunter

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Nadia Imafidon

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Nadia Imafidon and Emily Warn

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University of Iowa International Writing Program