Class Catalog

Browse Fall & Winter Writing Classes!

Click the cover above to view the Winter print catalog as a PDF.

Hugo House: Your best source for online writing classes in Seattle and around the world.

For more information on the schedule,  the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Information about Scholarships can be found on its own page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

For help finding writing classes, or if you’ve registered for an online class but haven’t received a Zoom link, contact our team or call us at 206.322.7030.

All classes are in Pacific Time. 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.

Click here to learn more about our in-person COVID-19 policies for fall.

If you would like to receive our quarterly catalogs in the mail, please contact us.


Winter Registration Dates

All registrations open at 10:30 am

Scholarship Donation Day (by phone only): November 29
Member Registration: November 30
General Registration: December 7

What’s Scholarship Donation Day?

The first day of registration (the Monday before member registration opens) will now be open to anyone who donates $250 to our scholarship fund*. Donations must be made over the phone.

Call us at 206.322.7030 on November 29 to make your donation and sign up for the classes of your choosing.

*Applicable to specific scholarship fund donations made between member registration of the previous quarter and Scholarship Donation Day each quarter. 


Early Bird Pricing November 30 through December 13:

  • $10 off classes that are one to three sessions
  • $20 off classes that are four to eight sessions
  • $30 off classes that are ten sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

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Ordering and Submitting Poems

Intermediate | What happens when you look beyond individual poems to the conversation among them? Bring ten pages of poems. We’ll discuss and practice techniques for ordering manuscripts for submission to journals, contests, and publishers. We’ll look at what the…

Course Type: 2 Sessions  |   Instructor: Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

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Start Date: 02/27/2022 - 1:10 pm PST

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet

Lisa Gluskin Stonestreet is the author of The Greenhouse (Frost Place Chapbook Prize) and Tulips, Water, Ash (Morse Poetry Prize). Her poems have appeared in journals including Plume, Zyzzyva, and Kenyon Review and anthologies including Nasty Women Poets and The Bloomsbury Anthology of Contemporary Jewish American Poetry. She holds a BA in contemporary American literature from Yale University and an MFA from the Warren Wilson Program for Writers, where she was a Javits Fellow. Lisa lives in Portland, OR, where she reads, writes, edits, parents, and cohosts the literary reading series Lilla Lit. (lisagluskinstonestreet.com)

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Get Published: Your Short Pieces Find a Home (IN-PERSON)

Introductory | You want to submit a short story, essay, creative nonfiction, poem, or kid lit. Where? You do not need to have finished something to understand the publishing industry and your place in it: genre; researching magazines and journals;…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Alle C. Hall

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Start Date: 03/12/2022 - 10:00 am PST

Alle C. Hall

In 2023, Unsolicited Press will publish Alle C. Hall's first novel, As Far as You Can Go Before You Have to Come Back. Last year, her work placed as a finalist for The Lascaux Prize in Flash Fiction and as a semi-finalist for The New Guard/Machigonne Fiction Contest. Other work appears in Dale Peck’s Evergreen Review, Litro, Tupelo Quarterly, Creative Nonfiction Magazine, Necessary Fiction, Brevity (blog), Another Chicago, Literary Orphans, The Citron Review, and Spelk. She is the former Senior Nonfiction Editor at jmww journal, the former Associate Editor of Vestal Review, placed First in The Richard Hugo House New Works Competition, and is a Best Small Fictions and Best of the Net nominee.

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How to Publish Personal Essays

Intermediate | This one-day introduction focuses on the fundamentals of preparing and submitting essays for publication. We will cover submission basics for literary journals as well as magazines and newspapers. Students do not need to submit work or have previous…

Course Type: 1 Session  |   Instructor: Marissa Higgins

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Start Date: 03/20/2022 - 10:00 am PDT

Marissa Higgins

Marissa Higgins is a lesbian journalist and recent D.C. Arts & Humanities Grant recipient. Her fiction appears in The Florida Review, X-Ray Literature, LEON, Lost Balloon, and elsewhere. Her nonfiction has appeared in the Best American Food Writing 2018, Catapult, Atlantic, Washington Post, NPR, and elsewhere. She is working on a novel. You can find her on Twitter @marissahiggins_.

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