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Jessica Mehta named 2021–22 poet-in-residence at Hugo House

Posted Mon, 7/19/2021 - 11:58am by  |  Category:

SEATTLE—July 19, 2021—Hugo House is pleased to announce that interdisciplinary author and artist Jessica Mehta will serve as its newest poet-in-residence, as part of one of the longest-running programs at Seattle’s home for words. Mehta is the author of fifteen…

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Hugo House elects new board president, Shahina Piyarali

Posted Tue, 7/06/2021 - 9:00am by  |  Category:

SEATTLE—July 6, 2021—Last month, the Hugo House board of directors voted in a new president, Shahina Piyarali, a book reviewer, former attorney, and leader in the Seattle literary arts community. Piyarali, an expatriate from Pakistan, is passionate about promoting South…

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Hugo House names Rob Arnold Acting Interim Executive Director

Posted Wed, 3/03/2021 - 10:31am by  |  Category: ,

Indigenous poet takes leadership role SEATTLE—Mar. 3, 2021—Following the resignation of former Executive Director Tree Swenson on February 19, Hugo House has named Rob Arnold as acting interim executive director. For the past three years, Arnold has served as Hugo…

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Hugo House announces leadership transition.

Posted Fri, 2/19/2021 - 8:06am by  |  Category: ,

Hugo House Announces Leadership Transition SEATTLE – Feb. 19, 2021 – The Hugo House Board of Directors today announced the resignation of executive director Tree Swenson, effective immediately. Swenson leaves Hugo House in strong financial health after nine years of…

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Fellows Feature: Brian Dang

Posted Fri, 11/13/2020 - 3:41pm by  |  Category: ,

Meet the 2020-21 Hugo Fellows! In this series, we’re catching up with each of the fellows to learn more about them, their favorite places to write, and their current projects. About Brian Brian Dang (they/them) is a Seattle-based playwright. They…

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“Organizing, like writing, is an educational process”: A Q&A with Ruth Joffre

Posted Fri, 10/30/2020 - 9:42am by  |  Category: ,

This September, Ruth Joffre, author of Night Beast, officially stepped into the role of prose writer-in-residence at Hugo House—metaphorically speaking, given that since the coronavirus pandemic upended the world, she hasn’t actually stepped through the doors yet. We caught up…

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Fellows Feature: Stephanie Segura

Posted Wed, 10/28/2020 - 9:48am by  |  Category: ,

Meet the 2020-21 Hugo Fellows! In this series, we’re catching up with each of the fellows to learn more about them, their favorite places to write, and their current projects. About Stephanie Stephanie Segura is a Southern California-born poet and…

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Teacher Feature: Emily Rapp Black

Posted Mon, 10/26/2020 - 10:05am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Emily Rapp Black is the author of Poster Child: A Memoir and The Still Point of the Turning World, as well as the forthcoming memoir, Sanctuary. Her work has appeared in VOGUE, the New York Times, Die…

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Fellows Feature: Frances Lee

Posted Fri, 10/16/2020 - 12:46pm by  |  Category: ,

Meet the 2020-21 Hugo Fellows! In this series, we’re catching up with each of the fellows to learn more about them, their favorite places to write, and their current projects. About Frances Frances Lee (they/them) is a nonfiction essayist and…

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Creating a more sustainable writing world: Q&A with Laura Da’

Posted Thu, 10/01/2020 - 9:38am by  |  Category: , ,

This fall, our poet-in-residence, Laura Da’, enters the second year of her term. Laura has published two books of poetry, Tributaries, which won the 2016 American Book Award, and Instruments of the True Measure, winner of the 2019 Washington Book…

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“There’s really no replacing research”: An Exclusive Q&A with Adam Johnson

Posted Mon, 9/28/2020 - 4:46pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Adam Johnson is the author of Fortune Smiles, winner of the National Book Award and the Story Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Orphan Master’s Son, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the California Book…

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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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