September, 2015

Phoetry: A Collaborative Poem from the Phinney Farmers Market

Posted Tue, 9/29/2015 - 6:50pm by  |  Category:

Our volunteer, Mike, had a great time at Phinney Market, and lots of young poets and their families turned up to help us create poems about the Phinney Market. Enjoy. Good Food On Every Corner Food is eaten here Familiar,…

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Micro-Lesson | Samantha Updegrave on Starting a Lexicon

Posted Mon, 9/28/2015 - 7:14pm by  |  Category:

Samantha Updegrave will teach Let’s Start a Lexicon – The Art of Collecting Words this Saturday, Oct. 3. One day only. Register now! In your writing notebook … 1. What’s your favorite word, or a word that’s following you around…

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Words from the Columbia City Farmers Market

Posted Wed, 9/23/2015 - 1:04pm by  |  Category:

Hugo House is on tour—with a typewriter! For the next couple months, you can find us at various farmers markets, facilitating an “exquisite corpse” poem: market-goers will contribute one line each to a collaborative poem (also known as an “exquisite corpse”) to be…

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West Seattle Farmers Market Wrote You a Poem

Posted Tue, 9/15/2015 - 1:44pm by  |  Category:

Hugo House is on tour—with a typewriter! For the next couple months, you can find us at various farmers markets, facilitating an “exquisite corpse” poem: market-goers will contribute one line each to a collaborative poem (also known as an “exquisite corpse”) to be…

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Micro-Lesson | Katinka Kraft: Step Up to the Mic

Posted Tue, 9/08/2015 - 3:00pm by  |  Category:

A reading example: One of the readings we will do is a chapter on “Presence” from Anna Deavere Smith’s book Letter to a Young Artist: Straight up Advice on Making a Life in the Arts. Smith says,” Presence defies the limits of…

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Micro-Lesson | Waverly Fitzgerald: Essay Experiments

Posted Tue, 9/08/2015 - 1:50pm by  |  Category:

Originally I was going to call the class “Hermit Crab Essays” because I was inspired by the strange and wonderful form which is pretty popular right now in literary journals, and which was given this name by Brenda Miller and Suzanne Paola…

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Get Excited: Eleanor Cummins on Sarah Galvin

Posted Tue, 9/08/2015 - 11:53am by  |  Category:

The Science of Sarah Hugo House marketing intern Eleanor Cummins discusses the work of Seattle poet Sarah Galvin, who reads at the Hugo Literary Series on Sept. 11. There is no real science of poetry, but if there were, Sarah Galvin’s…

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Micro Lesson | Christine Hemp on The Next Scene

Posted Fri, 9/04/2015 - 4:21pm by  |  Category:

A colleague of mine at the Iowa Summer Writing Festival tells her students, “If you don’t know the shape of your story, begin by writing a bunch of scenes!” Scenes are the building blocks of narrative, and we’ll be hammering…

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Get Excited: Richard Chiem on Alissa Nutting

Posted Thu, 9/03/2015 - 1:07pm by  |  Category:

“Our purest state is at our most humiliated” Hugo House finance & evaluation manager Richard Chiem discusses the work of the daring writer Alissa Nutting, who will read new work at next Friday’s Hugo Literary Series. When I was feeling a…

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