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Written by kristen-steenbeeke

#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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Leave Smoke, by Jeff Walt

Posted Fri, 2/05/2016 - 4:47pm by  |  Category:

Jeff was selected by Hugo House to be featured on the blog for his response to the upcoming Hugo Literary Series theme, “What Goes Around Comes Around.” Here’s the poem he wrote — an energetic, sound-laden tale of revenge. Leave Smoke…

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The U-District Farmers Market is Prolific!

Posted Mon, 11/23/2015 - 11:17am by  |  Category:

Last month, we asked the people of U-District Farmers Market to join in on our last collaborative poem — and lucky for us, everyone gave us their best stuff! If you haven’t been following these posts, the deal is this:…

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Micro-Lesson | Jane Wong on the Poetry of Memoir

Posted Wed, 10/28/2015 - 6:17pm by  |  Category:

A sampler of Jane Wong’s upcoming class, “The Poetry of Memoir,” beginning May 13. 1. An example of what we will be reading: We will read a multitude of different approaches to memoir in verse, including Eduardo C. Corral and…

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Featured 30/30 Writer: Beth Bacon

Posted Mon, 10/26/2015 - 10:19am by  |  Category:

Sometimes the words flow freely. On those days I write. Sometimes, I struggle to find any words at all. I write on those days, too. Writing is a solitary task, but with the 30/30 challenge, I feel like I’m part…

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Get Excited | Christine Texeira on Novelist Benjamin Percy

Posted Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:52am by  |  Category:

  Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon showed me what to do with all of my ghosts. I’ve never been a werewolf person. Werewolves may be deadly and fraught with self-loathing, but they just aren’t creepy enough for me. They’re all action, not enough…

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Featured 30/30 Writer: L. J. Morin

Posted Mon, 10/12/2015 - 4:59pm by  |  Category:

I didn’t have a solid daily writing practice before doing the Hugo 30/30 Writing Challenge in 2014, but I aspired to have one, and because of Hugo 30/30 I got to experience how it felt to spend thirty minutes writing…

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Featured Hugo 30/30 Writer: Claire Woodard

Posted Wed, 10/07/2015 - 6:43pm by  |  Category:

Last October, I wrote every day for thirty minutes. OK, fine, I skipped a few days. But I always made up for them the next day by writing for an hour. Really. I carried a journal with me and pulled it…

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Phoetry: A Collaborative Poem from the Phinney Farmers Market

Posted Tue, 9/29/2015 - 6:50pm by  |  Category:

Our volunteer, Mike, had a great time at Phinney Market, and lots of young poets and their families turned up to help us create poems about the Phinney Market. Enjoy. Good Food On Every Corner Food is eaten here Familiar,…

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Micro-Lesson | Samantha Updegrave on Starting a Lexicon

Posted Mon, 9/28/2015 - 7:14pm by  |  Category:

Samantha Updegrave will teach Let’s Start a Lexicon – The Art of Collecting Words this Saturday, Oct. 3. One day only. Register now! In your writing notebook … 1. What’s your favorite word, or a word that’s following you around…

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Words from the Columbia City Farmers Market

Posted Wed, 9/23/2015 - 1:04pm by  |  Category:

Hugo House is on tour—with a typewriter! For the next couple months, you can find us at various farmers markets, facilitating an “exquisite corpse” poem: market-goers will contribute one line each to a collaborative poem (also known as an “exquisite corpse”) to be…

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West Seattle Farmers Market Wrote You a Poem

Posted Tue, 9/15/2015 - 1:44pm by  |  Category:

Hugo House is on tour—with a typewriter! For the next couple months, you can find us at various farmers markets, facilitating an “exquisite corpse” poem: market-goers will contribute one line each to a collaborative poem (also known as an “exquisite corpse”) to be…

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Get Excited: Eleanor Cummins on Sarah Galvin

Posted Tue, 9/08/2015 - 11:53am by  |  Category:

The Science of Sarah Hugo House marketing intern Eleanor Cummins discusses the work of Seattle poet Sarah Galvin, who reads at the Hugo Literary Series on Sept. 11. There is no real science of poetry, but if there were, Sarah Galvin’s…

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Get Excited: Richard Chiem on Alissa Nutting

Posted Thu, 9/03/2015 - 1:07pm by  |  Category:

“Our purest state is at our most humiliated” Hugo House finance & evaluation manager Richard Chiem discusses the work of the daring writer Alissa Nutting, who will read new work at next Friday’s Hugo Literary Series. When I was feeling a…

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Poem by Cedar Sigo

Posted Mon, 8/17/2015 - 12:21pm by  |  Category:

  Cedar Sigo will read with other Northwest authors published by Wave Books on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Hugo House. Find out more about the event    

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