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Posts about “Events”

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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Get Excited: Kellen Braddock on D. A. Powell’s Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys

Posted Thu, 2/04/2016 - 11:20am by  |  Category:

D. A. Powell’s fifth book of poetry, Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys, turns undesirable places into sultry Netflix-and-chill spaces: arcades, parking lots, questionable bathhouses, the boonies. The smell of sewage plants, libations poured from gas pump nozzles, limbs…

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An Illness by Any Other Name Would Still Mess You Up

Posted Thu, 1/21/2016 - 12:57pm by  |  Category:

On January 26, we present to you “To Whom it May Concern: Writing for a Cause,” an event that focuses on social change through writing featuring Litsa Dremousis, Charles Mudede, and Jennie Shortridge reading pieces of their own and advising…

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Get Excited | Christine Texeira on Novelist Benjamin Percy

Posted Mon, 10/19/2015 - 11:52am by  |  Category:

  Benjamin Percy’s Red Moon showed me what to do with all of my ghosts. I’ve never been a werewolf person. Werewolves may be deadly and fraught with self-loathing, but they just aren’t creepy enough for me. They’re all action, not enough…

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Get Excited: Eleanor Cummins on Sarah Galvin

Posted Tue, 9/08/2015 - 11:53am by  |  Category:

The Science of Sarah Hugo House marketing intern Eleanor Cummins discusses the work of Seattle poet Sarah Galvin, who reads at the Hugo Literary Series on Sept. 11. There is no real science of poetry, but if there were, Sarah Galvin’s…

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Get Excited: Richard Chiem on Alissa Nutting

Posted Thu, 9/03/2015 - 1:07pm by  |  Category:

“Our purest state is at our most humiliated” Hugo House finance & evaluation manager Richard Chiem discusses the work of the daring writer Alissa Nutting, who will read new work at next Friday’s Hugo Literary Series. When I was feeling a…

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Poem by Cedar Sigo

Posted Mon, 8/17/2015 - 12:21pm by  |  Category:

  Cedar Sigo will read with other Northwest authors published by Wave Books on Sept. 10 at 7 p.m. at Hugo House. Find out more about the event    

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An Exclusive Interview with Meg Wolitzer

Posted Thu, 5/14/2015 - 11:26am by  |  Category:

In two weeks, fiction writer Meg Wolitzer will take to the Hugo House stage to read her commissioned piece for Lit Series on the theme “One Hour.” Here, she answers some questions about the piece and her writing life in…

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Haunted Hugo House Party Recap

Posted Fri, 10/31/2014 - 5:22pm by  |  Category:

We had a hauntingly good time last night at the Haunted Hugo House Party, where we danced to DJ Domenica, made some Edgar Allan Poe blackout poems, ran a costume contest, and guided nearly seventy intrepid adventurers through basement ghost…

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