Classes and Workshops

Winter Classes at the Writer's Workshoppe in Port Townsend


These classes fill quickly!! To register, simply call The Writers' Workshoppe @ 360-379-2617.

Open 10 AM-5:30 PM everyday. For longer class descriptions, visit the website here.

Class Location (unless noted otherwise):

Writer's Workshoppe
820 Water Street
Port Townsend, WA


Writing Tutoring with Anna Quinn

Wednesday mornings/afternoons, Thursday and Friday mornings, and some Saturdays.
How to register: e-mail Anna@
Cost: $25/half hour. Sliding scale available. 


Writing Flash Fiction with Sheila Bender
Saturday, January 7, 10 AM-4 PM
Maximum: 12

Shapes of Stories with Waverly Fitzgerald
Saturday/Sunday, February 25/26, 10 AM-4 PM
Maximum: 12

Fiction Primer: An Introduction to Five Elements of Creative Fiction with Louise Marley
Saturday, January 21st, 12-3 PM
Maximum: 12

Breaking Form: Alchemies in Essay Structure with Melissa Febos
Sunday, March 12, 10 AM-4 PM

Point of View: The Clueless Narrator with Kathleen Alcala
Saturday, March 25, 10 AM-4 PM
Maximum: 12

Essays That Connect: Writing About Animals and Emotion with Leigh Calvez
Sunday, March 26, 10 AM-4 PM
Cost: $75
Maximum: 12


Memoir Shape and Structure with Anna Quinn
Wednesdays, January 11-March 15 (8 weeks), 3-5 PM (No workshop on Feb. 15)
Cost: $200
Maximum: 7

Novels in Progress Workshop with Louise Marley
Tuesdays, January 10-February 28 (8 weeks), 3-5 PM
Cost: $200
Maximum: 7

The Ongoing Poetry Workshop with Gary Copeland Lilley
Thursdays, January 12-March 16, (9 weeks), 3-5 PM
Maximum: 8

Extraordinary Language 2: The Body of the Poem or Experiments with Poetic Form with Brigid Yuknavitch
Tuesdays, January 10-March 14 (ten weeks), 3-5 PM
Open to continuing and beginning poets
Maximum: 10

Novel in Progress: A critique workshop to help beginners revise and finish their novels with Kathryn Wadsworth
Tuesdays, February 7-March 28 (8 weeks), 10 AM-12 PM
Maximum: 6

Hugo House Winter 2016 Class Lineup

PLEASE NOTE that all classes will take place at our temporary space on First Hill: 
1021 Columbia St, Seattle, WA 98104

Hugo House: Your best source for writing classes in Seattle.

For more information on the schedule, scholarships, the various formats of our writing classes, and cancellation policies, check out our About page. Or, go meet our talented instructors.

Browse our Winter Classes here.

Registration Dates
All registrations open at 10:30 am
$500+ donor Registration: December 5
Member Registration: December 6
General Registration: December 13

New! Early Bird Pricing December 5 through December 19:
$10 off one-session classes$20 off classes that are two to six sessions$35 off classes that are eight sessions or more

Early bird pricing will automatically apply at checkout. 

Invest in your writing with a Hedgebrook Master Class!

Have you hit a wall writing your TV script? Are you stuck developing your main character? Is your short story not evoking the memory of your grandmother's cooking like it should? Then we have a Master Class for you!

Learn more about this winter's classes and apply now!

How We Become Characters with Elmaz Abinader
Dec. 5-12, 2016

Whether you’re writing memoir or fiction, the representation of the self is inevitable. Even without intention, we find ourselves dripping into the characterization of the protagonist or in the case of memoir, we are the protagonist. Ironically, although we should be experts on our own characters, sometimes we are limited in our own perspective of ourselves and lose the complexity that develops nuanced character.

In this course, we discuss how to develop outsider lenses, super-ego perspectives, and distance from ourselves to mine our own complications. This class is appropriate for writers of fiction, memoir and playwriting, and is open to all levels of experience. Apply Now!

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