Hugo House hosts a wide array of educational programs, of
course. They offer anything from one-day classes to season-long
deep dives into the art of writing. But this Saturday, Hugo
House is hosting Write-O-Rama, which packs an entire semester
full of writing courses into a single afternoon.
Write-O-Rama's hundred-dollar price tag might seem hefty if
you're just idly looking for something to do, but the truth is
that it's a bargain for the amount of classes you get.
Here are just a few classes available this Saturday, with
descriptions provided by Hugo House:
Essay Experiment: Digression with Waverly
Try out a digressive essay, an essay that rambles from subject
Stuck in the Middle with Jennifer Haupt We’ll
explore one key structural component you can develop at the
beginning of your book to avoid the mid-point slump. (It also
works if you’re already stuck!)
Creating Urgent Scenes in Memoir with Christine
In 50 minutes (!), you will draft a new scene for your
memoir-in-progress. Come learn how dramatizing a single moment
can create a sense of urgency (even without dialogue).
Write Your Novel Now! with Susan Meyers How
do you start—and finish—a novel? Come generate ideas—and a
plan! This session offers insights into hooking the reader and
developing a plot, to shaping chapters and keeping the
momentum—both yours and the story’s—to go the distance!
Plotting with Index Cards with Paul Mullin
Using index cards and fairy tales, we’ll manipulate the basic
building blocks of plotting to fully flesh out your story.
Writing with Emotion with Rachel Lynn Solomon
We want to connect with a character so we can root for them,
laugh with them, cry for them. We will focus on adding more
emotion to your writing through interiority, dialogue, and
Sure, each of these sound great on their own. But the thing that
Write-O-Rama offers that no other writing course in town can
offer is enthusiasm. You get to be in a room full of people who
want to write, who made time in their schedule to immerse
themselves in the craft. You can't pay for the kind of boost
that a crowd of people in love with literature can give you.
That's the secret weapon which makes Write-O-Rama so
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue, 322-7030,
http://hugohouse.org, 1 pm,