Posts about “Events”

At the Loom of the Inner Weave by Willie Fitzgerald

Posted Mon, 3/20/2017 - 7:07am by  |  Category: ,

When I was twenty-three and full of vague and unpromising ideas about how fiction might work, I was constantly asking myself how a piece of fiction earns it. ‘It’ was loosely defined, as was ‘earn’; basically, I was looking for…

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Let’s Get to Work With Author Mary Gaitskill

Posted Fri, 3/10/2017 - 8:00am by  |  Category:
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Talking about writing is fine but isn’t it time we actually started writing? That’s the vibe we got from author Mary Gaitskill in our recent interview and we couldn’t agree more. Gaitskill comes to Hugo House on March 16 to…

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Finding Safe Harbor: An Exclusive Q&A With Angela Flournoy, Megan Kruse, and Phillip B. Williams

Posted Mon, 2/06/2017 - 8:00am by  |  Category:

On Friday, Feb. 17, authors Megan Kruse, Phillip B. Williams, and Angela Flournoy head to Hugo House for the next installment in the year’s Literary Series. The night’s theme is exile — a topic Hugo House picked months ago with…

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On Holding a Post-Election Community Writing Circle—and How You Can Offer One Too

Posted Thu, 11/17/2016 - 8:55am by  |  Category: , ,

Last Saturday, I held a Post-Election Community Writing Circle at the Hugo House. We packed a room with some sitting on the floor against the walls. We were people of many ages, genders, races, and emotions. Everyone wrote, nearly everyone…

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The Fire and Flood of Patricia Smith

Posted Fri, 11/11/2016 - 9:00am by  |  Category:

The first time Patricia Smith made me sob in public, I was a woman in a room full of women. And when I say full, I mean full. Me: sitting on the floor, criss-cross applesauce, like a little girl. It…

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Wild Sides: An Exclusive Q&A With Alexander Chee, Kirstin Valdez Quade and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

Posted Mon, 10/24/2016 - 8:00am by  |  Category:

On Friday, Nov. 4, Alexander Chee, Kirstin Valdez Quade, and Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore will unleash their wild sides during this year’s second Literary Series. In a recent email exchange, each offered up a hint of what they’re writing for Lit…

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Stolen Words: An Exclusive Q&A With Téa Obreht, Eduardo C. Corral, and Quenton Baker

Posted Tue, 10/04/2016 - 8:00am by  |  Category:

On Friday, Oct. 14, catch Quenton Baker, Eduardo C. Corral, and Téa Obreht redhanded as they explore the first Literary Series theme of the season: theft. What do they plan to steal? Baker, a 2015—16 Made at Hugo House fellow,…

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Shuck Off Tradition With Author Lidia Yuknavitch

Posted Tue, 9/20/2016 - 8:00am by  |  Category:

“It will be different from all the traditions we’ve inherited.” That’s all author Lidia Yuknavitch would tell us about the topic of her upcoming Word Works but honestly, it’s enough. If you’ve read any of Yuknavitch’s work (novel The Small…

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Catching on to Contagious Exchanges: Dave Wheeler Talks to Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore on Her Upcoming Series

Posted Mon, 9/19/2016 - 10:00am by  |  Category:

“In terms of readings in Seattle, strangely there isn’t really a queer series.” The darling Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore has invited me to her apartment to discuss the launch of her fall reading series at Hugo House, Contagious Exchanges, and I’m…

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A Chip Off the Old Block: E. Lockhart Talks Seattle, Young Adult Fiction, and Expressing the Inside of Her Own Head

Posted Mon, 8/29/2016 - 8:00am by  |  Category:

It’s easy (if inaccurate) to assume “young adult” is, quite literally, kids’ stuff; that as good as Harry Potter and The Fault in Our Stars may be, they’re not, you know, “real” literature. How wrong we are. Author E. Lockhart’s…

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The Day White Folks Reconsidered Their Whiteness: A Police Procedural | by Fredda Jaffe

Posted Tue, 5/17/2016 - 4:36pm by  |  Category:

Seattle is one of the whitest major cities in America and, in fact, is becoming slightly whiter. —Charles Mudede King County Superior Court, Case 97531, Exhibit A: Handwritten Note Follow the trail of broken crockery and bits of bird nests…

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Six-word stories at the final party

Posted Mon, 5/02/2016 - 4:01pm by  |  Category:

Are you coming to Epilogue/Prologue: A Celebration of Hugo House? You’ll have an opportunity at the party to submit your Hemingway-esque six-word story (a la his famous one, “For sale: baby shoes, never worn”). The categories for submission are: A…

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AWP Conference Roundup Pt. II

Posted Fri, 4/08/2016 - 7:32am by  |  Category:

While I sat at Hugo House’s table at AWP’s bookfair on Friday with the wondrous Sonya Lea, I learned that I missed an amazing reading of the Hugo House Literary Series All-Stars. Droves of conference attendees came by to find…

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AWP Conference Roundup

Posted Fri, 4/08/2016 - 6:59am by  |  Category:

The Association of Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) 2016 was held in Los Angeles this past weekend, and an estimated 11,000 people registered for the conference and bookfair. An annual pilgrimage for many writers, it offers a mind-boggling array of…

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Clichés As Social Lubricant: An Exclusive Q&A With Claire Vaye Watkins, Roberto Ascalon, and Alex Osuch

Posted Wed, 3/16/2016 - 3:53pm by  |  Category:

In less than a month, four artists will grace the Hugo House stage for the April Literary Series. They come from a variety of backgrounds. One’s a native New Yorker who has found Seattle an inspiring home away from home….

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