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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    Laura Kalpakian

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    Bo Kaprall

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    JP Kemmick & Karen Finneyfrock

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    Erin Malone & Kary Wayson

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    Elizabeth Beechwood & Katherine Quevedo

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    Jourdan Keith

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    Irene Keliher

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    Megan Kelso

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    JP Kemmick

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    JP Kemmick and Arlene Naganawa

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    JP Kemmick and Samar Abulhassan

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    Gloria Kempton

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    Randall Kenan

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    Wendy Kendall

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    Rick Kenney

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    Rick Kenney

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    Reginald Kent

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    Saba Keramati

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    Rachel Kessler

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    Rachel Kessler and Corinne Manning

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    Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

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    Porochista Khakpour

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    Rachel Khong

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    Kalehua Kim

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Laura Kalpakian

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Bo Kaprall

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JP Kemmick & Karen Finneyfrock

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Erin Malone & Kary Wayson

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Elizabeth Beechwood & Katherine Quevedo

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Jourdan Keith

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Irene Keliher

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Megan Kelso

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JP Kemmick

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JP Kemmick and Arlene Naganawa

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JP Kemmick and Samar Abulhassan

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Gloria Kempton

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Randall Kenan

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Wendy Kendall

The result of Wendy Kendall's passion for purses, mystery and romance is an intriguing In Purse-Suit mysteries series. Kat Out of the Bag introduces Katherine Watson purse designer/sleuth, investigating murder as she moves from designer bags to body bags. The prequel, Purse-Stachio Makes A Splash delves into a chilling cold case. The romantic suspense, Snow Kiss Cookies To Die For creates an intriguing tangle of mystery and love. Her 2022 release, Cherry Shakes In The Park blends danger, divas, and frothy summer delights. Wendy enjoys the Pacific Northwest life and time with her two adult sons. She's a blogger, YouTube podcaster, speaker, project manager, and syndicated columnist. Just wait until you see what Katherine Watson and her friends in Bayside face next in the series.

Website – WendyWritesBooks.com

Facebook – WendyKendallMysteries

Twitter – @wendywrites1

Instagram – wendyekendall

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Rick Kenney

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Rick Kenney

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Reginald Kent

REGINALD KENT holds a Master of Arts in English Literature from Nanyang Technological University in Singapore and is M.F.A candidate in the prose track. Reggie has been published in The Quarterly Literary Review of Singapore and has work featured in The Best Asian Short Stories 2022 collection. His work focuses on diaspora, queer forms, and the gay experience.

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Saba Keramati

Pronouns: she/her

Saba Keramati is a poet, editor, and educator from California. Her work appears or is forthcoming in AGNI, Michigan Quarterly Review, The Margins, and other publications. She is the poetry editor for Sundog Lit. Go to www.sabakeramati.com for more information.

Twitter: @sabzi_k

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Rachel Kessler

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Rachel Kessler and Corinne Manning

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Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

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Porochista Khakpour

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Rachel Khong

Rachel Khong is a writer living in San Francisco. Her debut novel, Goodbye, Vitamin, won the 2017 California Book Award for First Fiction, and was a Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist for First Fiction. From 2011 to 2016, she was the managing editor and then executive editor of Lucky Peach magazine. With Lucky Peach, she also edited a cookbook about eggs, called All About Eggs. Her second novel, Real Americans, is forthcoming from Knopf in 2024.

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Kalehua Kim

Kalehua Kim is a poet living in the Seattle area. Born of Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, and Portuguese descent, her multicultural background informs much of her work. A finalist for the James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poetry, her poems have appeared in Poetry NorthwestCalyx, and ‘Ōiwi, A Native Hawaiian Journal