Young Writers Cohort

Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

Photo by Susie Fitzhugh

Be an integral part of Seattle’s writing community and help shape the future of Hugo House’s youth programs. From October through May, members of the Young Writers Cohort volunteer a minimum of 10 hours a month at Hugo House on Capitol Hill–workshopping, promoting and hosting the monthly youth open mic, and exploring and being part of the larger literary community.

Commitment Requirements:

  • Bi-weekly board meetings at Hugo House on Wednesdays, 4-6pm
  • Attend and host the monthly youth open mic from 7:30-9pm
  • School year-round commitment from mid October-end of May

Earn community service! Members of the Young Writers Cohort gain an invaluable opportunity to cultivate personal leadership skills and to experience what it means to engage themselves and the community with a humanities focus.


Application Process

The Young Writers Cohort  is selected on the basis of a written application and a writing sample.

Applications for the 2014-15 school year have closed. Please check back in August 2015 to apply for the 2015-16 school year.