March, 2016

Feeling rejected? William Faulkner did, too

Posted Mon, 3/28/2016 - 4:54pm by  |  Category:

William Faulkner once received a rejection letter that included this critique: “My chief objection is that you don’t seem to have any story to tell and I contend that a novel should tell a story and tell it well.” Ouch,…

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Clichés As Social Lubricant: An Exclusive Q&A With Claire Vaye Watkins, Roberto Ascalon, and Alex Osuch

Posted Wed, 3/16/2016 - 3:53pm by  |  Category:

In less than a month, four artists will grace the Hugo House stage for the April Literary Series. They come from a variety of backgrounds. One’s a native New Yorker who has found Seattle an inspiring home away from home….

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How to Write Dialogue

Posted Thu, 3/10/2016 - 10:35am by  |  Category:

This is the Hugo House “How-To” series. Every week (give or take a few) we’ll share a short tip related to the writing life. This week’s post comes from Nicholas O’Connell. His March 12 workshop, Writing Dialogue, will explain how to set…

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How to Write About War

Posted Wed, 3/09/2016 - 8:00am by  |  Category:

This is the Hugo House “How-To” series. Every week (give or take a few) we’ll share a short tip related to the writing life. This week’s post comes from Brian Castner. His April 3 class, Making a True War Story, will break…

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Feeling rejected? Anita Loos did, too

Posted Fri, 3/04/2016 - 5:06pm by  |  Category:

Anita Loos set out to conquer Hollywood before women had the right to vote, so you can image she was familiar with shut doors and flat denials. But the California native kept at it, and the result, among other achievements,…

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Two Sun Creatures Walk Into a Bar… Sierra Nelson and Melanie Noel Q&A

Posted Fri, 3/04/2016 - 5:00pm by  |  Category:

To prepare for their March 12 course, Sun Creatures: Sensory Exploration, poets Sierra Nelson and Melanie Noel sat down for an interview — with one another. They discussed their appreciation for one another’s work, synesthesia, and solar flares. Here’s what they learned…

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