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Posts about “Events”

The Great Divide: An Exclusive Q&A with Jayne Anne Phillips, Mira Jacob, and Ruth Joffre

Posted Tue, 9/17/2019 - 12:17pm by  |  Category: , ,

On September 27, Jayne Anne Phillips, Mira Jacob, and Ruth Joffre will start off the 2019–20 Hugo Literary Series with new works on the theme of “The Great Divide.” In a recent email exchange, Jayne Anne, Mira, and Ruth revealed…

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Spotlight Poetry: An Interview with Kenji C. Liu & Ching-In Chen

Posted Fri, 9/13/2019 - 9:54am by  |  Category: , , ,

On September 26, poets Kenji C. Liu and Ching-In Chen will read from their latest work as part of our first-ever Spotlight Poetry night. Spotlight readings feature writers whose work transcends, engages, and recontextualizes poetry in the current moment. We…

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The Word Works 2019–20 Series Lineup is Here!

Posted Wed, 8/21/2019 - 10:10am by  |  Category: , ,

Without further ado, we’re thrilled to announce our Word Works series headliners for the 2019–20 season: Michael Cunningham, Chris Abani, Tom Perrotta, Gish Jen, Sigrid Nunez, and Adam Johnson. Don’t miss a single word from these renowned writers by purchasing…

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The Hugo Literary Series 2019–2020 Lineup Is Here!

Posted Mon, 8/12/2019 - 8:43pm by  |  Category: , ,

Catch new work from all the emerging and established writers by purchasing a series pass, which gives you entry to all Literary Series events in the 2019–2020 season. Series passes are $100 for general admission and $75 for Hugo House…

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‘At the Border of Understanding’: An Interview with Paul Hlava Ceballos

Posted Tue, 8/06/2019 - 9:45am by  |  Category:

On Tuesday, August 13, we’ll be hosting a benefit reading to help support migrant justice. Readers include Claudia Castro Luna, Natalie Scenters-Zapico, Raul Sanchez, Natalie Ann Martínez, Sarah A. Chavez, and Catalina M. Cantú. There will be a silent auction…

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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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Natalie Baszile: Honesty is Key to Capturing Place and Character

Posted Tue, 11/27/2018 - 1:12pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Natalie Baszile is the author of Queen Sugar, a breakout debut novel that follows the experiences of an African-American woman who unexpectedly inherits a sugarcane farm and relocates from Los Angeles to rural Louisiana. The book was named one of the…

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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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Keep Writing: A Teach-In With Write Our Democracy and Seattle Escribe

Posted Wed, 5/30/2018 - 9:44am by  |  Category: ,

It’s a myth that good writing requires solitude. Or, at least, it’s a half-truth. When I teach, I tell my students this: We write in community. What I mean by this is that writing is an act of connection, a…

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Poet Ada Limón Offers a Luminous New Collection and Some Insight

Posted Tue, 4/10/2018 - 12:23pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Ada Limón is the author of five collections of poetry. The most well-known, Bright Dead Things (Milkweed Editions, 2015), was a finalist for the 2016 National Book Critics Circle Award among other prestigious nominations. Her newest collection, The Carrying, will be…

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Charles Johnson: Widening our Horizons on Writing and Storytelling

Posted Wed, 3/28/2018 - 7:26am by  |  Category: , ,

Charles Johnson’s exploration of the art of writing and storytelling has been extensive and ongoing. Starting out as an avid reader in his childhood and teen years (at one stage reading a book or three a week), Johnson gravitated to…

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Heading Home: An Exclusive Q&A With Joshua Ferris, Melissa Febos, and E.J. Koh

Posted Mon, 3/12/2018 - 8:00am by  |  Category: ,
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Home: It’s on our minds as we see our new home emerge on Capitol Hill. As we ponder the move to the new Hugo House this summer, we asked authors Joshua Ferris, Melissa Febos, and E.J. Koh what homecoming means…

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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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Ruth Ozeki: Taking Care of Her Craft

Posted Tue, 2/20/2018 - 7:47am by  |  Category: , ,

Ruth Ozeki is a writer who cares deeply about her craft. Part of that sense of care relates to how her novels are strongly and sensitively informed by her concerns—the health of our food supply, the effect of digital technologies…

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