Hugo House is infused with the spirit of Seattle: innovative, authentic, pioneering. And though Hugo House is proudly located in Seattle, it is not only about Seattle. It is a portal located in Seattle through which writers connect with the larger literary world, a place that celebrates the most inspiring words of writers from all over the globe.
We invite people from all backgrounds into this world of words without borders, and encourage writers to examine our most pressing human concerns. Hugo House exists to startle us into a sense of urgency – to make sure we are fully awake while we’re alive.
With technology’s rapid evolution, the channels through which writers’ work is distributed may be changing, but exceptional writers still attract broad readership. Hugo House will need to remain flexible to address the shifting environment as the need for writing skills will only increase. To help people build those skills and connect to the community, this plan aims to align all elements of the organization, from a new vision, mission, and values; through programs and marketing; to specific goals and objectives.