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Teacher Feature: Sharon Bryan

Posted Fri, 9/25/2020 - 12:24pm by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Sharon Bryan is the author of four collections of poetry, including Flying Blind, Objects of Affection, and Salt Air. In 2009, her collection, Sharp Stars, received the Isabella Stewart Gardner Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in…

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Teacher Feature: Erin Malone

Posted Tue, 9/22/2020 - 12:48pm by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Erin Malone is a Seattle-based poet whose works have been featured in FIELD, New Ohio Review, Radar Poetry, and Ruminate. Her first full-length collection, Hover, won the Patricia Bibby Award from Tebot Bach Press and was published…

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Meet our youth programs coordinator: Keliko Adams

Posted Tue, 9/08/2020 - 1:47pm by  |  Category: ,

Meet Hugo House’s new youth programs coordinator, Keliko Adams. Keliko is an educator, artist, bibliophile, and pit bull enthusiast. She has been working with youth and for youth for over 20 years in Hawaii (her home); Albuquerque; Washington, D.C.; Japan;…

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Meet our 2020–21 prose writer-in-residence, Ruth Joffre!

Posted Wed, 7/22/2020 - 4:17pm by  |  Category:

Seattle, WA—Author and community organizer Ruth Joffre has been named as Hugo House’s newest prose writer-in-residence, one of the longest running programs of Seattle’s hub for writers. A graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Joffre is the…

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Zoom Classes: Frequently Asked Questions

Posted Thu, 3/26/2020 - 4:01pm by  |  Category:

Never taken a class using Zoom before? Don’t worry! We’re here to help. Below, we’ve compiled a list of the questions we get asked most frequently about using Zoom. If your question isn’t on this list, please write us at…

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COVID-19: FAQs and Information

Posted Wed, 3/04/2020 - 12:30pm by  |  Category: ,

Update: March 12, 2020 Dear friends of Hugo House, Over the past week, we have been trying to keep our doors open because we know Hugo House provides a source of sustenance beyond physical health to many of you. However,…

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Behind Closed Doors: An Exclusive Q&A with Anthony Swofford and Charles D’Ambrosio

Posted Tue, 2/18/2020 - 9:53am by  |  Category: , ,

On February 28, Anthony Swofford, Mitchell S. Jackson, and Charles D’Ambrosio will kick off the second half of the 2019–20 Hugo Literary Series with new works on the theme of “Behind Closed Doors.” In a recent email exchange, Anthony and…

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“I Was Ready to Head Out for Parts Unknown”: An Exclusive Q&A with Gish Jen

Posted Wed, 1/29/2020 - 9:00am by  |  Category: , ,

Gish Jen is the author of five works of fiction, including Typical American, Mona in the Promised Land, and World and Town, as well as two books of nonfiction. Her work has appeared in The Best American Short Stories four…

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Hugo House’s Best-Loved Books of 2019

Posted Tue, 12/10/2019 - 9:30am by  |  Category: , , ,

The end of the decade is here! As we move in to the ’20s, we’re looking back on this past year to celebrate some truly great books. End 2019 with a bang (or start 2020 fresh!) with these 19 fiction…

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“There Is Only the Joy of Hard Work”: An Exclusive Q&A with Chris Abani

Posted Mon, 10/14/2019 - 12:30pm by  |  Category: , , ,

Chris Abani is a novelist, poet, essayist, screenwriter, and playwright. Born in Nigeria to an Igbo father and English mother, he grew up in Afikpo, Nigeria, and published his first book at age 16. Jailed three times and sentenced to death…

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The Great Divide: An Exclusive Q&A with Jayne Anne Phillips, Mira Jacob, and Ruth Joffre

Posted Tue, 9/17/2019 - 12:17pm by  |  Category: , ,

On September 27, Jayne Anne Phillips, Mira Jacob, and Ruth Joffre will start off the 2019–20 Hugo Literary Series with new works on the theme of “The Great Divide.” In a recent email exchange, Jayne Anne, Mira, and Ruth revealed…

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Spotlight Poetry: An Interview with Kenji C. Liu & Ching-In Chen

Posted Fri, 9/13/2019 - 9:54am by  |  Category: , , ,

On September 26, poets Kenji C. Liu and Ching-In Chen will read from their latest work as part of our first-ever Spotlight Poetry night. Spotlight readings feature writers whose work transcends, engages, and recontextualizes poetry in the current moment. We…

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The Word Works 2019–20 Series Lineup is Here!

Posted Wed, 8/21/2019 - 10:10am by  |  Category: , ,

Without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce our Word Works series headliners for the 2019–20 season: Michael Cunningham, Chris Abani, Tom Perrotta, Gish Jen, Sigrid Nunez, and Adam Johnson. Don’t miss a single word from these renowned writers by purchasing…

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The Hugo Literary Series 2019–2020 Lineup Is Here!

Posted Mon, 8/12/2019 - 8:43pm by  |  Category: , ,

Catch new work from all the emerging and established writers by purchasing a series pass, which gives you entry to all Literary Series events in the 2019–2020 season. Series passes are $100 for general admission and $75 for Hugo House…

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We’re Seeking Books for Incarcerated Writers

Posted Mon, 7/22/2019 - 9:31am by  |  Category:

Greetings, Hugo House members and friends! We’re bringing books to incarcerated writers, and we’re reaching out to our community for help.  Our partner program, the Golf Pencil Group—a creative community for incarcerated writers—leads a weekly class at King County Jail. Students…

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