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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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Keep Writing: Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum, fiction writer and Hugo House instructor

Posted Mon, 4/03/2017 - 10:54am by  |  Category: , ,

“All good writing is swimming under water and holding your breath.” — F. Scott Fitzgerald For years I’ve kept this quote pinned to the wall above my writing desk. In the past, I understood it to be about the murk…

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Meet the 2017 Scribes Instructors: Roberto Ascalon & Sierra Nelson at MOHAI

Posted Fri, 3/17/2017 - 11:41am by  |  Category: , ,

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting our Scribes instructors to learn more about their literary style and what they have in store for the next batch of young writers at our two-week immersive writing camps for teens. For more…

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Keep Writing: Anastacia-Renee, poet and Hugo House writer-in-residence

Posted Tue, 3/07/2017 - 1:41pm by  |  Category: , ,

In my personal life, there are times when I feel stretched between boiling over with gratitude and quoting my grandmother, who once said in the 80’s, “The world is going to hell in a hand basket,” after watching an episode…

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Meet the 2017 Scribes Instructors: Scribes at The Henry

Posted Mon, 2/27/2017 - 1:00pm by  |  Category: , ,

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting our Scribes instructors to learn more about their literary style and what they have in store for the next batch of young writers at our two-week immersive writing camps for teens. For more…

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Keep Writing: Peter Mountford, fiction writer and Hugo House instructor

Posted Thu, 2/23/2017 - 2:26pm by  |  Category: , ,

In a recent meeting of my yearlong manuscript class, when I asked how everything was going, everyone began unloading about how paralyzed they feel, as writers, and how they are fixated on the news. It wasn’t the first time I’d…

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Meet the 2017 Scribes Instructors: Michelle Peñaloza & Imani Sims at MoPOP

Posted Wed, 2/15/2017 - 8:56am by  |  Category: ,

Registration is now open for Scribes, Hugo House’s immersive writing camps for teens. Since launching in 1998, Scribes camps have fostered a love of reading and writing in middle- and high-school students. Often, the connections made between fellow campers and…

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Keep Writing: Jane Wong, poet and Hugo House instructor

Posted Fri, 1/20/2017 - 2:32pm by  |  Category: , ,

  Sometimes, there are no words. Sometimes, there’s just noise: a sigh, a shout, a whimper. And in that inability to speak, I try to listen closely to the sounds I make—the sounds that arise from fear, worry, unease, and…

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Keep Writing: Sonora Jha, Hugo House writer-in-residence

Posted Thu, 1/19/2017 - 11:02am by  |  Category: , ,

  You are allowed four days of despair. I tell myself this when I get a rejection letter or an editor says “you need to overhaul this,” or, well, when an incompetent and despotic man becomes the leader of the…

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Classy Talk with Dianne Aprile: The Art of the Interview

Posted Mon, 10/31/2016 - 11:51am by  |  Category: , ,

Whether you’re writing a novel, story, profile, or memoir, what you learn about your topics depends on what questions you ask—and how you ask them. This fall, Dianne Aprile teaches the six-session multigenre class The Art of the Interview, in…

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Classy Talk with Alice Acheson: Boot Camp for Writers’ Conferences

Posted Fri, 10/21/2016 - 7:00am by  |  Category: , ,

You’ve heard of authors meeting their agents (or editors) at writers’ conferences, but how does that happen?   Boot Camp for Writers’ Conferences with Alice Acheson is a class that will prepare you for upcoming conferences. An independent book marketing…

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In Praise of Bewilderment: A Q&A with Eroyn Franklin, Greg Stump, and David Lasky

Posted Wed, 9/28/2016 - 3:32pm by  |  Category:

This fall, writers and artists wanting to learn more about the possibilities of storytelling through graphic forms have the chance to learn from three local comics artists: David Lasky, who’s been a published cartoonist since 1989 and recently completed his…

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Classy Talk with Natalie Serber

Posted Thu, 9/15/2016 - 10:54am by  |  Category:

Writer and teacher Natalie Serber‘s weekend workshop, Writing About Ourselves, runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, and is open to writers of all levels. Leave with a collection of prose pieces or the start of a longer project…

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It Starts With a Question: Jarret Middleton on The Philosophical Novel

Posted Thu, 9/01/2016 - 10:40am by  |  Category: , ,

What are some examples of big philosophical questions? The existence of God, the nature of creation, how we can tell whether or not we exist, the relationship between God and humans, humans amongst each other, the human against itself. Spirituality,…

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