Richard Hugo came from an impoverished childhood in White Center. He wrote about life along the Duwamish River, about people who lived in shacks on the city’s outskirts. He illuminated their lives and their struggles. Hugo was admired nationally and inspired countless aspiring writers and poets all over the country through his work. Today, his words and story inspire the mission at Hugo House. In its first 25 years, more than 150,000 writers and readers have passed through Hugo House’s doors for readings, classes, residencies, and more. And they’re still coming today, in greater numbers than ever. Hugo House courses cover a wide range of writing styles and experiences. Whether you’re struggling to write your first poem or have a few novels behind you, Hugo House classes can support and inspire you. Classes are taught by published writers who are also stellar teachers. HH students come from a variety of backgrounds and life experiences—what they all have in common is a love of words. More info: Hugo House
Hugo House Winter 2023
Register early each quarter and save on classes. Early bird pricing is available for the first two weeks of registration each quarter starting on Scholarship Donation Day and will automatically apply at checkout.
Members can take advantage of discounts. Membership is $60; discounted membership is available for students, teachers, people with disabilities, those over 65, or based on need.
- Oct. 24 | Catalog Posted Online/Scholarship Applications Open
- Dec. 5 | Early Bird Pricing Begins (Scholarship Donation Day)
- Dec. 6 | Member Registration
- Dec. 12 | Scholarship Applications Due
- Dec. 13 | General Registration
- Dec. 15 | Scholarship Applicants Notified
- Dec. 19 | Early Bird Pricing ends
- Jan. 17–Mar. 24 | Winter quarter classes
More info: About Classes | Hugo House