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Kristen Millares Young Named 2018-19 Prose Writer-in-Residence

Posted Mon, 7/16/2018 - 9:25am by  |  Category:
Kristen Millares Young

Kristen Millares Young has not only been an important part of Hugo House but of the literary community at large. If you’ve been to a reading in Seattle lately, you’ve likely seen her in the audience or on the stage,…

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Rob Arnold Joins Hugo House to Program Readings and Events

Posted Tue, 6/26/2018 - 7:56am by  |  Category: ,

We are excited to announce that Rob Arnold has joined our staff to program readings and events. Welcome, Rob! An arts administrator, creative organizer, and poet with an extensive background in publishing and working with writers, Rob brings a decade…

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Summer Readings and Events: Write Our Democracy, Ben Lerner, and More

Posted Tue, 6/05/2018 - 7:59am by  |  Category:

Words are alive and malleable. At Hugo House, you can literally watch them being shaped by living, practicing writers. Our events, too, focus on the process of writing as much as the finished product, and that ethos is even more…

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Meet Our Youth Programs Coordinator, Robert Babs

Posted Mon, 5/21/2018 - 7:24am by  |  Category: , ,

Until a few weeks ago you could find Robert Babs, a Seattle native and self-professed “lit nerd,” behind the scenes helping to organize Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Marrowstone Music Festival. Robert is a passionate arts administrator with years of experience…

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Poets & Writers Features the New Hugo House

Posted Tue, 4/17/2018 - 7:53am by  |  Category: ,

If you’ve picked up the latest issue of Poets & Writers, you might have seen the familiar sight of our ramshackle old home resurrected on its glossy pages. For the May/June issue, Lora Shinn spoke with Executive Director Tree Swenson…

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Spring Readings and Events: Charles Johnson, Lidia Yuknavitch, Alexander Chee, Ada Limón, and More

Posted Mon, 3/05/2018 - 7:57am by  |  Category:

We have a packed calendar of readings and events this Spring season, showcasing some of the best up-and-coming writers, renowned bestselling authors, and much-anticipated new books. Hugo Literary Series This spring wraps up the 2017-18 season of our signature Hugo…

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Take a Tour of the New Hugo House

Posted Mon, 1/22/2018 - 11:57am by  |  Category:

Set to open summer 2018 on the corner of 11th Avenue and E Olive, the new Hugo House will have ample room for us to continue to dream and grow. More space to serve more readers and writers Six classrooms…

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New Series Supports Indigenous Poets

Posted Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:00am by  |  Category: ,

Hugo House and Poetry Foundation kick off Poetry Across the Nations, a new community outreach program facilitated by Native women, on December 6–8. Conceived by poet Natalie Diaz in collaboration with Jennifer Foerester and Ydalmi Noriega of the Poetry Foundation,…

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Writer-in-Residence Sonora Jha Awarded 2017 Barry Lopez Fellowship at Playa

Posted Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:30am by  |  Category: ,

Congratulations to Sonora Jha, our prose writer-in-residence, who was selected for the 2017 Barry Lopez Fellowship at Playa. The fellowship is awarded each year to a writer based in Washington or Oregon with a strong interest in issues of justice…

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Word Works 2016 Speaker Kevin Young a Finalist for the National Book Awards

Posted Thu, 9/14/2017 - 4:21pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Congratulations to Kevin Young for the 2017 National Book Award nomination in nonfiction for his book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News (Graywolf Press)! In April of 2016, we were honored to have Young…

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Take Your Writing to the Next Level: New Tiered Classes in Fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and Poetry

Posted Mon, 8/14/2017 - 1:29pm by  |  Category: , , ,

In addition to yearlong courses, we’re now excited to offer a track of classes in Poetry, Fiction, and Creative Nonfiction. These classes are designed to help you feel confident when progressing through your writing, equipping you with the appropriate tools,…

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Former Hugo House Writer-in-Residence Named Seattle’s Next Civic Poet

Posted Tue, 8/01/2017 - 8:25am by  |  Category: ,

Seattle, meet your next Civic Poet: Anastacia-Reneé Tolbert! Anastacia-Reneé served as Hugo House’s 2016-2017 poetry writer-in-residence and is a frequent instructor. As the two-year Civic Poet, Anastacia-Reneé will serve “as a cultural ambassador for Seattle’s rich, multi-hued landscape… In addition…

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Building for the Arts Grant Would Provide Critical Funding for Hugo House’s New Home

Posted Fri, 6/30/2017 - 11:41am by  |  Category: ,

A few months ago, our executive director, Tree Swenson, wrote to you — teachers, students, friends, and supporters of Hugo House — to urge you to contact your state legislators to voice your support for full funding of the Building…

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Announcing the 2017–2018 Poetry Writer-in-Residence and Made at Hugo House Fellows

Posted Tue, 6/27/2017 - 10:25am by  |  Category:

We’re honored to announce our new writer-in-residence in poetry: award-winning writer, teacher, slam poet, and performer Amber Flame. Flame is the author of Ordinary Cruelty (Write Bloody) and her one-woman play, Hands Above the Covers: Hairy Palms & Other Nightmares of a…

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NEA Awards Hugo House $30,000 to Support 2017-2018 Season

Posted Tue, 6/13/2017 - 5:29pm by  |  Category:

Great news came with the National Endowment for the Arts’ second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017: Among the more than $82 million awarded for arts projects nationwide, $30,000 was awarded to Hugo House to support the 2017–2018 season…

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