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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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What is Speculative Nonfiction? by Kathleen Alcalá

Posted Tue, 6/18/2019 - 9:45am by  |  Category: ,

la·cu·na (ləˈk(y)o͞onə): n. (plural lacunae). 1. an unfilled space or interval; a gap. (“the journal has filled a lacuna in Middle Eastern studies”). 2. a missing portion in a book or manuscript. 3. (anatomy) a cavity or depression, especially in bone….

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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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9 Literary Agent Red Flags by Peter Mountford

Posted Fri, 5/31/2019 - 10:09am by  |  Category: ,

This Sunday, June 2, 2019, Peter Mountford, Karen Finneyfrock, and Theo Nestor will teach an all-day Publishing Intensive. This course will give students a comprehensive overview of the publishing business, from finding an agent to seeing your book arrive in the…

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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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How Writing My Story Helped Me Heal by Ingrid Ricks

Posted Tue, 5/28/2019 - 9:56am by  |  Category: , , , ,

It was my own struggle with the pain from my childhood—followed by my ultimate decision to write my story—that made me understand the life-changing power of personal narrative. I’d tried to write Hippie Boy for more than a decade. But…

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Micro Lesson: Researching and Writing True Crime by Rebecca Morris

Posted Tue, 5/14/2019 - 9:31am by  |  Category: , ,

Authors and their readers are drawn to reading true crime because, to be honest, sensationalism can make for a good book. My guiding principle comes from Agatha Christie, who said: “The crime is the end of the story.” True crime…

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Setting Foot in Strange Worlds: An Exclusive Q&A with Domingo Martinez, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Margaret Malone

Posted Thu, 5/09/2019 - 9:50am by  |  Category: , ,

On Friday, May 24, Domingo Martinez, Terese Marie Mailhot, and Margaret Malone will channel their inner strangers. In a recent email exchange, each offered up a hint of what they’re writing for the Lit Series; a look into the superpower…

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“Write About What You Can’t Get Rid Of”: An Exclusive Q&A with Steve Almond

Posted Tue, 5/07/2019 - 9:30am by  |  Category: ,

Steve Almond is the author of ten books of fiction and nonfiction, including the New York Times bestsellers Candyfreak and Against Football. His new book, William Stoner and the Battle for the Inner Life, comes out in June and is…

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Things to Consider When Searching for a Literary Agent by Joe Ponepinto

Posted Thu, 5/02/2019 - 9:32am by  |  Category: ,

I’ve been querying agents for a few years now, and although I’ve come close to being signed, I still don’t have one. But in that time I’ve learned quite a bit about approaching and communicating with agents, enough so that…

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