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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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We’re Seeking Books for Incarcerated Writers

Posted Mon, 7/22/2019 - 9:31am by  |  Category:

Greetings, Hugo House members and friends! We’re bringing books to incarcerated writers, and we’re reaching out to our community for help.  Our partner program, the Golf Pencil Group—a creative community for incarcerated writers—leads a weekly class at King County Jail. Students…

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Laura Da’ Named 2019–20 Poet-in-Residence at Hugo House

Posted Mon, 6/17/2019 - 11:11am by  |  Category:

We are happy to announce that poet and educator Laura Da’ will serve as Hugo House’s newest poet-in-residence, as part of one of the longest-running programs at Seattle’s home for words. Da’ is the author of Tributaries (2015), winner of…

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Presenting the 2018-19 Made at Hugo House Fellows

Posted Mon, 7/23/2018 - 10:24am by  |  Category:

We are thrilled to announce the writers selected for the Made at Hugo House fellowship, a major component of our mission to support writers at all stages of their artistic life. The 2018-19 Made at Hugo House fellows are Courtney…

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Kristen Millares Young Named 2018-19 Prose Writer-in-Residence

Posted Mon, 7/16/2018 - 9:25am by  |  Category:
Kristen Millares Young

Kristen Millares Young has not only been an important part of Hugo House but of the literary community at large. If you’ve been to a reading in Seattle lately, you’ve likely seen her in the audience or on the stage,…

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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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Poets & Writers Features the New Hugo House

Posted Tue, 4/17/2018 - 7:53am by  |  Category: ,

If you’ve picked up the latest issue of Poets & Writers, you might have seen the familiar sight of our ramshackle old home resurrected on its glossy pages. For the May/June issue, Lora Shinn spoke with Executive Director Tree Swenson…

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Making Certain It Goes On: Boston, Denver, Seattle, and Beyond

Posted Mon, 3/26/2018 - 10:00am by  |  Category: ,

I can’t tell you how often people tell me, “I wish my city had a place like Hugo House.” Often, they’re out-of-towners attending a Hugo House event or sitting in on a class. Again and again, they leave wishing that…

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Making Certain It Goes On: Hugo House $1.032M Closer to Building Our New Home

Posted Fri, 1/19/2018 - 11:24am by  |  Category: ,

Hugo House has received a Building for the Arts grant of $1.032 million from Washington state—a significant portion of the funds needed to purchase our new space and turn it into a home for writers. Thank you to everyone who…

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New Series Supports Indigenous Poets

Posted Tue, 11/07/2017 - 7:00am by  |  Category: ,

Hugo House and Poetry Foundation kick off Poetry Across the Nations, a new community outreach program facilitated by Native women, on December 6–8. Conceived by poet Natalie Diaz in collaboration with Jennifer Foerester and Ydalmi Noriega of the Poetry Foundation,…

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Writer-in-Residence Sonora Jha Awarded 2017 Barry Lopez Fellowship at Playa

Posted Tue, 10/03/2017 - 7:30am by  |  Category: ,

Congratulations to Sonora Jha, our prose writer-in-residence, who was selected for the 2017 Barry Lopez Fellowship at Playa. The fellowship is awarded each year to a writer based in Washington or Oregon with a strong interest in issues of justice…

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Word Works 2016 Speaker Kevin Young a Finalist for the National Book Awards

Posted Thu, 9/14/2017 - 4:21pm by  |  Category: , , , ,

Congratulations to Kevin Young for the 2017 National Book Award nomination in nonfiction for his book Bunk: The Rise of Hoaxes, Humbug, Plagiarists, Phonies, Post-Facts, and Fake News (Graywolf Press)! In April of 2016, we were honored to have Young…

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Former Hugo House Writer-in-Residence Named Seattle’s Next Civic Poet

Posted Tue, 8/01/2017 - 8:25am by  |  Category: ,

Seattle, meet your next Civic Poet: Anastacia-Reneé Tolbert! Anastacia-Reneé served as Hugo House’s 2016-2017 poetry writer-in-residence and is a frequent instructor. As the two-year Civic Poet, Anastacia-Reneé will serve “as a cultural ambassador for Seattle’s rich, multi-hued landscape… In addition…

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Building for the Arts Grant Would Provide Critical Funding for Hugo House’s New Home

Posted Fri, 6/30/2017 - 11:41am by  |  Category: ,

A few months ago, our executive director, Tree Swenson, wrote to you — teachers, students, friends, and supporters of Hugo House — to urge you to contact your state legislators to voice your support for full funding of the Building…

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