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Posts about “Housekeeping”

Transition Updates: Collaboration, commonality, and our upcoming meeting with WOCA

Posted Mon, 4/19/2021 - 10:06am by  |  Category: ,

Dear friends, Many of you have written me, wondering how Hugo House is doing during this time of transition—so I’d like to write some occasional letters to keep you all in the loop on how things are going. Consider them…

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A Letter from Rob Arnold, our Acting Interim ED

Posted Mon, 3/08/2021 - 11:38am by  |  Category: ,

Dear friend, You’ve heard by now that I’ve been appointed Acting Interim Executive Director following Tree Swenson’s resignation. Taking a leadership role in a time of transition and transformation is intimidating and complex, and I’m learning as I go. But…

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Hugo House names Rob Arnold Acting Interim Executive Director

Posted Wed, 3/03/2021 - 10:31am by  |  Category: ,

Indigenous poet takes leadership role SEATTLE—Mar. 3, 2021—Following the resignation of former Executive Director Tree Swenson on February 19, Hugo House has named Rob Arnold as acting interim executive director. For the past three years, Arnold has served as Hugo…

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Hugo House announces leadership transition.

Posted Fri, 2/19/2021 - 8:06am by  |  Category: ,

Hugo House Announces Leadership Transition SEATTLE – Feb. 19, 2021 – The Hugo House Board of Directors today announced the resignation of executive director Tree Swenson, effective immediately. Swenson leaves Hugo House in strong financial health after nine years of…

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Progress on Racial Equity Action Items

Posted Mon, 1/25/2021 - 3:17pm by  |  Category: ,

A month ago, we wrote about our reckoning with racial inequities at Hugo House. We know that an equity statement without action means nothing; we also know that achieving transformative change is a long, often uncomfortable process that requires careful thought…

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Racism at Hugo House: A Public Acknowledgement

Posted Thu, 12/17/2020 - 3:30pm by  |  Category: ,

In August of this year, Hugo House received a letter from members of our community expressing significant concerns about structural and systemic racism within our organization. We respect and honor our community’s willingness to bring this issue to the forefront of our attention,…

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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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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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COVID-19: FAQs and Information

Posted Wed, 3/04/2020 - 12:30pm by  |  Category: ,

Update: March 12, 2020 Dear friends of Hugo House, Over the past week, we have been trying to keep our doors open because we know Hugo House provides a source of sustenance beyond physical health to many of you. However,…

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Rob Arnold Joins Hugo House to Program Readings and Events

Posted Tue, 6/26/2018 - 7:56am by  |  Category: ,

We are excited to announce that Rob Arnold has joined our staff to program readings and events. Welcome, Rob! An arts administrator, creative organizer, and poet with an extensive background in publishing and working with writers, Rob brings a decade…

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Meet Our Youth Programs Coordinator, Robert Babs

Posted Mon, 5/21/2018 - 7:24am by  |  Category: , ,

Until a few weeks ago you could find Robert Babs, a Seattle native and self-professed “lit nerd,” behind the scenes helping to organize Seattle Youth Symphony Orchestra’s Marrowstone Music Festival. Robert is a passionate arts administrator with years of experience…

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