About

Photo Credit: Greg White

Photo Credit: Greg White

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 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.