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Video Lesson: What If the Humans Stayed Home? with Jessica Gigot

Posted Tue, 10/13/2020 - 3:55pm by  |  Category: , ,

With communities around the world staying home due to the pandemic, there’s been a number of stories documenting unusual and inspiring animal activity, some true and some sensationalized. These stories, as well as some of the questions they’ve elicited from…

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Creating a more sustainable writing world: Q&A with Laura Da’

Posted Thu, 10/01/2020 - 9:38am by  |  Category: , ,

This fall, our poet-in-residence, Laura Da’, enters the second year of her term. Laura has published two books of poetry, Tributaries, which won the 2016 American Book Award, and Instruments of the True Measure, winner of the 2019 Washington Book…

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“There’s really no replacing research”: An Exclusive Q&A with Adam Johnson

Posted Mon, 9/28/2020 - 4:46pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Adam Johnson is the author of Fortune Smiles, winner of the National Book Award and the Story Prize and a finalist for the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, and The Orphan Master’s Son, winner of the Pulitzer Prize, the Dayton Literary Peace Prize, and the California Book…

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Teacher Feature: Sharon Bryan

Posted Fri, 9/25/2020 - 12:24pm by  |  Category: , ,

Hugo House instructor Sharon Bryan is the author of four collections of poetry, including Flying Blind, Objects of Affection, and Salt Air. In 2009, her collection, Sharp Stars, received the Isabella Stewart Gardner Poetry Award. Her poems have appeared in…

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Teacher Feature: Erin Malone

Posted Tue, 9/22/2020 - 12:48pm by  |  Category: , , ,

Hugo House instructor Erin Malone is a Seattle-based poet whose works have been featured in FIELD, New Ohio Review, Radar Poetry, and Ruminate. Her first full-length collection, Hover, won the Patricia Bibby Award from Tebot Bach Press and was published…

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Meet our youth programs coordinator: Keliko Adams

Posted Tue, 9/08/2020 - 1:47pm by  |  Category: ,

Meet Hugo House’s new youth programs coordinator, Keliko Adams. Keliko is an educator, artist, bibliophile, and pit bull enthusiast. She has been working with youth and for youth for over 20 years in Hawaii (her home); Albuquerque; Washington, D.C.; Japan;…

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Meet our 2020–21 prose writer-in-residence, Ruth Joffre!

Posted Wed, 7/22/2020 - 4:17pm by  |  Category:

Seattle, WA—Author and community organizer Ruth Joffre has been named as Hugo House’s newest prose writer-in-residence, one of the longest running programs of Seattle’s hub for writers. A graduate of Cornell University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, Joffre is the…

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Time and Distance Overcome: Research in Poetry by Erin Malone

Posted Mon, 6/29/2020 - 9:47am by  |  Category: , , ,

“Time and Distance Overcome”: I titled this class after an essay of the same name by Eula Biss. I wanted a few words to suggest how a dive into the historical record can yield surprising and urgent connections to our…

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Standing in Solidarity

Posted Wed, 6/03/2020 - 4:18pm by  |  Category:

We are still reeling from the murder of George Floyd at the hands of the police in Minneapolis—one murder in a long history of violence against the Black community by those charged with protecting our citizens. This is a history…

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20 Virtual Book Clubs You Can Join Today

Posted Wed, 5/20/2020 - 9:30am by  |  Category:

Virtual book clubs are flourishing as they adapt to our increasingly rich online lives. Taking full advantage of technology, they host interactive author talks, online meetings, chat groups, and ongoing discussions over social media. There’s something for everyone: clubs that…

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“A Glimpse of Something Real”: An exclusive Q&A with poet Ed Skoog

Posted Fri, 5/15/2020 - 1:08pm by  |  Category: , , ,

Ed Skoog is an award-winning poet and author of four books of poetry. His latest collection Travelers Leaving For the City will be released by Copper Canyon Press on May 26. Listen to Ed’s reading of the titular piece here….

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Join us at the Quarantine Write-In by Rebecca Agiewich

Posted Tue, 5/05/2020 - 4:47pm by  |  Category: ,

If you’re looking for a little inspiration as well as some company to write with, try joining us at the next Quarantine Write-In. Even if you’ve never put pen to paper before, you’re most welcome.  I serve up writing prompts…

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How to Begin Your Hybrid Memoir by Sarah Cannon

Posted Fri, 4/10/2020 - 12:37pm by  |  Category: , , ,

The hybrid memoir has the potential to be far more than a straight-up personal story. The appeal is the creativity of blending various elements and the result is a fresh take that can resonate in larger ways than a traditional…

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Micro Lesson: Seeing Outside of Ourselves by Jessica Gigot

Posted Fri, 4/03/2020 - 1:05pm by  |  Category: , , ,

When I initially planned my spring quarter Embodied Ecopoetics workshop, the world was a different place. I offered my first installment of this workshop at Hugo House in the fall and was excited about the opportunity to offer it again…

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Love in the Time of COVID-19 by Janée J. Baugher

Posted Tue, 3/31/2020 - 11:35am by  |  Category: ,

With National Poetry Month starting April 1, Hugo Instructor Janée Baugher wrote this poem for the blog. Her class, National Poetry Month Intensive, starts tomorrow. Late registrations are welcome. Call 206.322.7030 to sign up. Learn more » I’m thinking about…

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