THANKS FOR TEACHING AT HUGO HOUSE

Welcome to the class submission portal for teachers currently working with Hugo House. If you haven't yet taught at Hugo House and would like to apply, please visit our website.

Please fill out the course information as completely as possible. Questions? Contact Margot: margot@hugohouse.org.

Sample course descriptions:

Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning
Each week we will discuss an essay from Cathy Park Hong’s provocative new book of essays, Minor Feelings, and freewrite about our own personal  experiences as Asian Americans, interrogating themes such as: coming of  age, the model minority myth, class, the white gaze, microaggressions,  shame, family, language, and community. Let’s get personal and political  as we examine what connects us or holds us apart in a candid and safe  space for exploration.

Intro to the Short Story
“Where does one begin?” asks Amy Hempel in an essay on short stories. Her answer: “With obsession and nerve and ground worth reporting on.” This two-day introduction lays down a few simple but fundamental craft concepts related to writing short stories. Students will generate and share new work in class while we look at the bold and felicitous work of pros like Hempel, Denis Johnson, Amy Tan, Jamaica Kincaid, Donald Barthelme, and Sandra Cisneros. Students should be willing to risk vulnerability and intimacy. They can expect to come away with two beginnings to new short stories.


ABOUT SELECTION CRITERIA & LOGISTICAL INFORMATION

When selecting courses, we are looking for a fit with our current curricular needs, including a balance of genre, skill-level required of the students, and platform (such as workshop, generative, reading). When hiring teachers, we consider a combination of prior teaching experience, publication history, strength of teaching evaluations from either the House or other institutions, strength of the submitted teaching philosophy, and active engagement in the literary world. We're equally committed to hiring a teaching corps that's representative of different and diverse backgrounds, including but not limited to diversity of ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender, age, religion, ability and culture.

The basics:

  • A two-hour, multi-week class may be scheduled Mondays through Thursdays at 10 a.m., 5 p.m., or 7:10 p.m., or weekends from 10 a.m.-noon, or 1 p.m. - 3 p.m.
  • A one-day class generally meets for three hours on Saturday or Sunday afternoons from 1-4 p.m. We occasionally run longer one-day classes or two-day classes, depending on space availability.
  • Alternate schedules may be possible. Please ask. 
  • COVID-19: Classes are currently being held on ZOOM or Wet Ink only. 
  • Generally, class enrollment is set at a maximum of fifteen and a minimum of five. If fewer than five students register for a class, it will be cancelled.
  • Pay rate for classes is $10.50 per teaching hour times the number of registered students in your class, and $11.00 per teaching hour after running 10 classes.

At Hugo House, we present more than 100 events each year, ranging from readings of new work commissioned as part of our Literary Series to book launches for emerging writers. If you're interested in reading or presenting an event in our space, please complete the following form. Please submit a CV and sample of your work.

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