April, 2016

#WhereWeWrite: Peter Mountford

Posted Fri, 4/29/2016 - 3:47pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out here. I like to be sitting up, but also I like to be really comfortable, so I write in the corner of this gray sectional sofa with my expensive laptop perched on the cushion. Sitting there,…

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Micro Lesson: Building the Story with Kirsten Lunstrum

Posted Fri, 4/29/2016 - 12:05pm by  |  Category:

Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum’s Building the Story will begin May 7. Register now! 1.    What we will be reading: We’ll read both a book on craft (the gold standard for fiction writing—Janet Burroway’s Writing Fiction: A Narrative Guide to Craft) and…

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#WhereWeWrite: Anastacia Tolbert

Posted Thu, 4/28/2016 - 1:39pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out here. Parking lots, underground garages, and grocery-store parking spaces—I spend at least fifteen hours a week commuting, so much of my a-ha brilliant writer thoughts take place in my car. I keep a journal and pen…

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#WhereWeWrite: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum

Posted Tue, 4/26/2016 - 4:13pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out here.   1. I write in several places, really, because my life is over-busy and I have to write whenever and wherever time permits. One favorite spot, though, is this chair in my living room, which…

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#WhereWeWrite: Imani Sims

Posted Mon, 4/25/2016 - 3:12pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out here. On Stage: All too often I find myself writing tiny poems in front of an audience. Well, writing may be a bit of a stretch. More like improv poetry. It’s a blast. I love to…

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#WhereWeWrite: Christine Texeira

Posted Mon, 4/25/2016 - 2:50pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out here. Most of the time I try to write in my bed, but that never seems to work. This desk, however, is where writing actually happens. My mom bought it for me when I was in…

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#WhereWeWrite: Martin McClellan

Posted Mon, 4/25/2016 - 2:19pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out here. I work in a little studio that is all mine, directly atop a waxing studio. Maybe there’s a metaphor there, but it’s probably a poor one. The waxing studio is part of the Vain hair…

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#WhereWeWrite: Paul Constant

Posted Fri, 4/22/2016 - 5:52pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out here. My time is broken up into two very different kinds of writing. By day I work for Civic Ventures, a public-policy incubator founded by Nick Hanauer and Zach Silk. I do all kinds of writing…

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#WhereWeWrite: Bill Carty

Posted Fri, 4/22/2016 - 3:47pm by  |  Category:

My writing space is a sunroom best-suited for cold-or-cloud-blooded creatures (hot in summer, gray all winter), but nonetheless provides a spot for writing/reading, an optimistic store of blank notebooks, shadows of a row of cartoonishly tall and pliable poplars, and…

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Wishlist for our Temporary Home

Posted Thu, 4/21/2016 - 12:08pm by  |  Category:

We’re starting our move to First Hill during the last week of May (1021 Columbia St.) and we’re still looking for items for the new place. If you happen to have any of the following, we’d greatly appreciate your in-kind…

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#WhereWeWrite: Anca Szilagyi

Posted Wed, 4/20/2016 - 4:54pm by  |  Category:

My writing desk tends to be chaotic. On ground zero, there’s my laptop with a sticky note that says “remember the smallest detail,” a couple marked-up copies of the sixth draft of my novel Paralegal, the new outline for my seventh…

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#WhereWeWrite: Desks, Gardens, and Welcome Distractions

Posted Mon, 4/18/2016 - 2:17pm by  |  Category:

Do you have a special writing place or atmosphere? Use #WhereWeWrite and tag Hugo House on social media, and you might be featured in one of these blogs! Also, where are you writing on May 7? Join us to write…

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#WhereWeWrite: Poet Jane Wong

Posted Fri, 4/15/2016 - 3:28pm by  |  Category:

What’s #WhereWeWrite? Find out. Image 1: Chapbook Friends I need to be surrounded by my friends when I write; since this is not physically possible all the time, I have them with me in book and chapbook form. Above my…

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#WhereWeWrite

Posted Fri, 4/15/2016 - 3:11pm by  |  Category:

The window seat on the bus with your favorite pop album playing. A rocking chair in your basement under the quilt your aunt made. Lying on a yoga ball, stomach-down, on your laptop. Writers have infinite places and ways of…

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AWP Conference Roundup Pt. II

Posted Fri, 4/08/2016 - 7:32am by  |  Category:

While I sat at Hugo House’s table at AWP’s bookfair on Friday with the wondrous Sonya Lea, I learned that I missed an amazing reading of the Hugo House Literary Series All-Stars. Droves of conference attendees came by to find…

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