If your late-spring and summer plans haven’t quite taken shape, this might be a good time to browse the many offerings at Hugo House. The Summer 2021 catalog is now online and registration is open. There are also loads of events, including a free, every-Thursday-in-June Quarantine Write-In with Rena Priest and a free one-hour lunchtime writing Q&A with Rick Barot. The summer write-in events continue in July with Sierra Nelson and August with Jaimie Li. And that’s just a taste of what’s coming up.

back to school

September 4, 2020

Are you ready to shake up your writing practice? Fall classes are about to begin. Most classes and workshops are being offered online, which means that geography doesn’t matter. We’ve put together a list of a number of places that are offering online adult learning programs this fall (some starting very soon). This list is not comprehensive and you are encouraged to check offerings at colleges, universities, and even bookstores. The classes vary in length, format, starting date, and price. But it’s free to browse, so have a look:

fall classes, virtually

August 25, 2020

Registration for fall classes at Hugo House is now open, and if you register by August 31, 2020, you’ll get Early Bird Pricing. All Hugo House classes and events will take place virtually for the remainder of 2020, so you can participate no matter where you are.

The Fall catalog is crammed with inspired instructors offering stimulating classes, from one- and two-session intensives to courses of six to sixteen weeks and even yearlong programs. Subjects cover the gamut: fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, mixed genre, reading, and pretty much everything in between.

As usual, Hugo House also has a busy calendar of readings and writing activities.

be an early bird

December 11, 2019

The Hugo House Winter 2020 course catalog is now online and open for registration, with early-bird pricing available through Monday, December 16, 2019. With classes in many genres, ranging from a single session to a full year, there’s bound to be something that will catch your eye and inspire your writing.

new MOOC

March 20, 2017

The University of Iowa International Writing Program (IWP) has announced two new Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) for the summer:

The courses are self-paced and completely free for all participants. No writing experience is required. Follow the links for additional information.

browse and learn

December 16, 2016

Hugo House

The Winter Catalog is now available for Hugo House classes and there’s discount if you sign up by Monday, December 19. Poetry courses range from one to ten sessions, but there are many other genres on offer. So browse the catalog, take a class.

summer poetry

May 27, 2016

Hugo House Summer16

The Hugo House Summer 2016 catalog is now available for online browsing. Registration begins June 6 and classes will begin in July at the new/temporary Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia Street, Seattle.

There are 17 poetry classes, ranging from one day to six weeks in duration, as well as a robust schedule of readings and writings, so you’ll be able to dip or dive into poetry this summer.

Winter’s here

November 24, 2015

Hugo House

The Hugo House Winter catalog is out and there’s a terrific lineup of classes and instructors. Subjects include many writing genres (and multigenre) and classes last from one day to 16 weeks. This is a great time to browse for classes that start in the New Year, so view the catalog online or download it on the Hugo House website.

let it flow

September 5, 2015

Hugo House fall poetry

Jump-start your autumn with a poetry class or workshop at Hugo House. Registration is now open and classes begin the week of September 14, 2015.

Not sure about Hugo House? Try a free introductory Hugo class at the Capitol Hill Branch of the Seattle Public Library on Saturday, September 19, 1:00-4:00pm: Poetry with Laura Da’.

More: View the full flow chart and browse the course catalog.

The Art of Poetry

September 11, 2014

edx - The Art of PoetryMassive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer an opportunity to challenge yourself with a university-level educational experience while sitting in front of your computer.

The 10-week University of Pennsylvania MOOC Modern & Contemporary American Poetry, offered through Coursera, has just started up again and enrollment is still open. The course is free.

The Art of Poetry, which begins September 30, 2014, focuses on “actually saying a poem” and, through that entry point, “on elements of the art such as poetry’s historical relation to courtship; techniques of sound in free verse; poetry’s relation to music; the nature of greatness.” The lead instructor is poet, professor and former U.S. Poet Laureate Robert Pinsky. There is no charge for auditing the course, which offers full access to the course materials.

The same catalog of courses, edX, is offering a series on the history of poetry in America. The first in the series, Poetry in America: The Poetry of Early New England, started yesterday, September 10, 2014, and runs for five weeks.

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