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Teacher Feature: Aimee Suzara

Posted Wed, 7/28/2021 - 11:00am by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Aimee Suzara is a Filipino American poet, playwright, and performer based in Oakland, CA. She’s the author of the poetry collection Souvenir, which was a Finalist for the WILLA Award in 2015, as well as the plays…

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Congrats, Hugo Teachers! (April – July 2021)

Posted Wed, 7/14/2021 - 9:30am by  |  Category: ,

Earlier this year, we shared out a list of literary successes our teachers have found so far in 2021, and we want to keep the celebration going! Check out the list below for new books, new essays, awards, and other…

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Teacher Feature: Stacy D. Flood

Posted Fri, 6/25/2021 - 12:12am by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Stacy D. Flood is a playwright and fiction writer whose works have appeared at ACT, Ghost Light Theatricals, Theatre Battery, and Theater Schmeater in Seattle, as well as in SOMA Magazine, Seattle Weekly, among other publications. His…

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Teacher Feature: Danielle Mohlman

Posted Tue, 6/08/2021 - 8:57am by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Danielle Mohlman is a nationally produced playwright whose works have been performed at Arena Stage, the Kennedy Center, the Cherry Lane Theatre, and more. In April 2020, during the early months of quarantine, she also orchestrated a…

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War: An exclusive Q&A with Tommy Orange, Khadijah Queen, and Kristen Millares Young

Posted Fri, 5/28/2021 - 8:19am by  |  Category: ,

On June 4, the 2021 Hugo Literary Series wraps up with a night of new works from Tommy Orange, Khadijah Queen, and Kristen Millares Young on the theme of the Red Horse of the Apocalypse: War. We recently reached out…

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Teacher Feature: Elisabeth Eaves

Posted Fri, 5/21/2021 - 10:40am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Elisabeth Eaves is an award-winning travel writer and the author of two books: Wanderlust: A Love Affair With Five Continents and Bare: The Naked Truth About Stripping. Her feature writing has appeared in the New Yorker online,…

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“Artists are interested in the truth, not the facts”: An Exclusive Q&A with Russell Banks

Posted Tue, 5/04/2021 - 8:57am by  |  Category: ,

Russell Banks is the author of over twenty books, including the novels Continental Drift, Rule of the Bone, The Sweet Hereafter, and Affliction. His work has been translated into twenty languages and has received numerous international prizes and awards. Rusell’s…

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Conquest: An exclusive Q&A with Jeff VanderMeer & Juan Carlos Reyes

Posted Fri, 4/23/2021 - 1:23pm by  |  Category: ,

On May 7, the 2021 Hugo Literary Series turns its attention to the White Horse of the Apocalypse with an evening of new works from Jeff VanderMeer, Lacy M. Johnson, and Juan Carlos Reyes on the theme conquest. We recently…

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Congrats, Hugo Teachers!

Posted Thu, 4/08/2021 - 8:00am by  |  Category: ,

It’s no secret that Hugo House has some talented writers on our teaching staff, and we want to celebrate them! Here are just a few of the literary accomplishments our teachers have had so far in 2021. Kim Addonizio’s new…

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Death: An Exclusive Q&A with Layli Long Soldier and Lucy Tan

Posted Mon, 3/29/2021 - 11:00am by  |  Category: ,

On April 2, the 2021 Hugo Literary Series continues with an evening of cataclysmic new works from Rebecca Makkai, Layli Long Soldier, and Lucy Tan on the theme of the pale rider: Death. We recently caught up with Layli and…

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Famine: An Exclusive Q&A with Ottessa Moshfegh, Leni Zumas, and Laura Da’

Posted Fri, 1/29/2021 - 5:35pm by  |  Category: , ,

On February 12, Ottessa Moshfegh, Leni Zumas, and Laura Da’ will kick off the apocalyptic 2021 Hugo Literary Series with new works on the theme of “Famine.” In a recent email exchange, Ottessa, Leni, and Laura shared details about their…

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Teacher Feature: Tess Taylor

Posted Fri, 1/29/2021 - 9:23am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Tess Taylor is the author of three collections of poetry, including Rift Zone, Work & Days, and The Forage House, as well as Last West, a hybrid photography and poetry book exploring Dorothea Lange’s life in California….

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Teacher Feature – Carrie Fountain

Posted Tue, 1/26/2021 - 9:36am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Carrie Fountain is the author of two collections of poetry (Instant Winner, Burn Lake), the YA novel I’m Not Missing, and The Poem Forest, a children’s book about the life and legacy of W.S. Merwin. Her third…

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Teacher Feature: DaMaris B. Hill

Posted Fri, 1/15/2021 - 9:41am by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor DaMaris B. Hill is the author of A Bound Woman Is a Dangerous Thing, The Fluid Boundaries of Suffrage and Jim Crow: Staking Claims in the American Heartland, and \Vi-zə-bəl\  \Teks-chərs\(Visible Textures). She holds PhDs in creative…

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Hugo House’s Best-Loved Books of 2020

Posted Tue, 12/15/2020 - 10:41am by  |  Category: , , , , ,

It’s hard to believe that 2020 is almost over. As we look forward to the 2021, we’re also taking a moment to reflect on some of the books that got us through this year. Get one last great read in…

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