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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    Nicole Homer

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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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    Jenne Hsien Patrick

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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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    Gabriela Iñiguez

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    University of Iowa International Writing Program

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    Intisaar

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    Ramon Isao

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    Nalini Iyer

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    Naomi Jackson

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    Mitchell S. Jackson

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    Major Jackson

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    Mira Jacob

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    Jessica Jacobs

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Nicole Homer

NICOLE HOMER is a community college educator, poet, writer, performer, and author of Pecking Order. Homer lives online at nicolehomer.com and lurks on social media as @realnicolehomer. 

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Minda Honey

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Minda Honey's essays have been featured by Longreads, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and elsewhere, including the anthologies Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger and A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South. www.mindahoney.com

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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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Jenne Hsien Patrick

Jenne Hsien Patrick is a writer and artist based in Seattle. She writes poetry, hybrid text/image works and comics, often incorporating textiles and papercutting. They are currently writing about motherhood, family history, self-preservation and survival as an inheritance from the matriarchal lines of their family. Jenne is a Tin House Workshop alum, and their work has appeared in publications such as Hayden’s Ferry Review, wildness/Platypus Press, and Honey Literary among others.

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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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Gabriela Iñiguez

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University of Iowa International Writing Program

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Intisaar

Intisaar is a Seattle-based Palestinian-American singer/songwriter/guitarist. She is most known for her emotive and unique melody lines, powerful vocal range, and interesting chord progressions. When playing live, she is an acoustic/electric powerhouse that commands the room with the vulnerability and charm of a 90s female icon, and can still lighten the mood with humor and grace between songs. She has played famed Seattle venues like The Crocodile, The Moore, Neumos, The Sunset, and The Nectar Lounge, and toured across the US with her 2015 debut album, Borrowed Ground.

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Ramon Isao

Ramón Isao is a recipient of the Tim McGinness Award for Fiction, as well as fellowships from Artist Trust and Jack Straw Cultural Center. His stories appear in such journals as The Iowa Review, Ninth Letter, Moss, and Hobart, and his screen credits include ZMD and Dead Body. He holds an MFA from Columbia University and serves as Fiction Editor at New Orleans Review.

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Nalini Iyer

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Naomi Jackson

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Mitchell S. Jackson

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Major Jackson

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Mira Jacob

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Jessica Jacobs