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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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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Nisi Shawl at Hugo House

Posted Tue, 6/25/2019 - 9:50am by  |  Category: ,

Calling all young sci-fi writers! This year we’ve added four new genre-focused sessions to our Scribes Writing Camps, including Sci-Fi Scribes. This one-week session takes high school-age writers of all levels on an expedition into the craft of writing about…

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Hugo House Announces the 2019–20 Hugo Fellowship Recipients

Posted Mon, 6/24/2019 - 9:31am by  |  Category:

We’re thrilled to announce the writers selected for the 2019–20 Hugo Fellowship: Joyce Chen, Shelby Handler, Piper Lane, Sasha LaPointe, Abi Pollokoff, and Jen Soriano. Over the next year, the fellows will focus on their projects, honing their craft in…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Anastacia-Renee at Hugo House

Posted Thu, 6/20/2019 - 9:52am by  |  Category: ,

Dive into poetry this summer with Poet Scribes This year, in response to feedback from former Scribes and their parents, Hugo House has expanded its Scribes Writing Camps to include one-week camps focused on a specific genre of writing. Poet…

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Laura Da’ Named 2019–20 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House

Posted Mon, 6/17/2019 - 11:11am by  |  Category:

We are happy to announce that poet and educator Laura Da’ will serve as Hugo House’s newest poet-in-residence, as part of one of the longest-running programs at Seattle’s home for words. Da’ is the author of Tributaries (2015), winner of…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Corinne Manning and Karen Finneyfrock at Hugo House

Posted Thu, 6/13/2019 - 8:57am by  |  Category: ,

Find your voice in Creative Writing Scribes Since 1998, Scribes Writing Camps have been a hub for young writers in the Seattle area, offering an opportunity to find their community, learn from accomplished writers, and further their love of reading…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Erich Schweikher and Sierra Nelson at MOHAI

Posted Tue, 6/11/2019 - 9:09am by  |  Category: ,

Let your imagination soar in Scribes at MOHAI. We’re excited to team up with the Museum of History and Industry again for this year’s Scribes summer camps. Scribes at MOHAI is a two-week summer camp that takes students on a…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Quenton Baker and Emma Törzs at Hugo House

Posted Thu, 6/06/2019 - 9:24am by  |  Category: ,

Further your knowledge of craft in Next Level Scribes. This year, in addition to adding genre-focused sessions to the Scribes Writing Camp lineup, Hugo House is introducing a new session just for teens who want to deepen their understanding of…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Samar Abulhassan and Greg Stump at The Henry Art Gallery

Posted Tue, 6/04/2019 - 9:47am by  |  Category: ,

Explore visual art and writing at Scribes at the Henry We’re thrilled to partner with the Henry Art Gallery again for this year’s Scribes summer camps. Over the course of this two-week session, Scribes will write and explore the many…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Ramon Isao at Hugo House

Posted Thu, 5/30/2019 - 10:05am by  |  Category: ,

It’s almost time for Scribes! Since 1998, Scribes Writing Camps have been a hub for young writers in the Seattle area, offering an opportunity to find their community, learn from accomplished writers, and further their love of reading and writing….

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