Classes

Finishing Your Book: Year-Long Intensive Prose Class (at Hugo House)

Note: due to high demand, a second section of this class has been opened. Both sections are full, at present, but please sign up for the wait-list as changes often occur at the last minute.

In weekly meetings over the course of the 2013-14 academic year, this new format for a Hugo Class will provide advanced and dedicated writers with an intensive path toward finishing a complete and publishable draft of a book (fiction or nonfiction). Whether you are early in the writing process or already have a rough draft, this year-long course will help you set and achieve clear goals, as well as write and revise with intention. The first quarter of instruction will focus on developing proficiency with the writing tools (craft elements) that you will need to use, and the remaining two quarters will largely be comprised of workshops and writing toward personally devised deadlines. At the end of the year, there will be a two-day, weekend-long intensive on the book business and finding a market for your book. In June, Hugo House will host a culminating celebration and reading. Previous workshop experience required.

InstructorPeter Mountford

Term: Fall, Winter, Spring 2013-2014

Dates: Tues, 09/17/2013 - Tues, 05/13/2014,  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hugo House Member Price: $945.00

General Public Price: $1050.00

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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Master Class in Personal Essay (at Hugo House)

 Note:  This class is full, at present, but please sign up for the wait-list as changes often occur at the last minute.

Hilary Mantel said, "Memoir’s not an easy form. If other people are to care about your life, art must intervene." It can be disorienting to transform actual people and events into characters and plot elements in an essay or memoir, but this is how writers turn journal entries – written for the author's benefit – into literature, which exists for readers' benefit. In this workshop, we'll explore the nuanced and delicate art of transforming a personal anecdote into a publishable essay.

InstructorPeter Mountford

Term: Fall 2013

Dates: Weds, 09/18/2013 - Weds, 11/20/2013,  7:00pm - 9:00pm

Hugo House Member Price: $324.00

General Public Price: $360.00

Minimum Class Size: 5

Maximum Class Size: 15

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