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Hugo House Announces the 2019–20 Hugo Fellowship Recipients

Posted Mon, 6/24/2019 - 9:31am by  |  Category:

We’re thrilled to announce the writers selected for the 2019–20 Hugo Fellowship: Joyce Chen, Shelby Handler, Piper Lane, Sasha LaPointe, Abi Pollokoff, and Jen Soriano. Over the next year, the fellows will focus on their projects, honing their craft in…

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Micro Lesson: Back to the (Plastic) Well by Kevin O’Rourke

Posted Mon, 4/22/2019 - 10:00am by  |  Category: , , , , ,

Or: You Never Know When Research Will Prove Useful 1. Not all Navel-Gazing Is Bad A few weeks ago, I published a review of the electronic duo Matmos’s new album, Plastic Anniversary. At the risk of repeating myself, Plastic Anniversary—which…

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Meet the 2019 Scribes Instructors: Peter Mountford at Hugo House

Posted Tue, 4/02/2019 - 10:30am by  |  Category: , ,

Summer is just around the corner, which means it’s almost time for Scribes! Since 1998, Scribes Writing Camps have been a hub for young writers in the Seattle area, offering an opportunity to find their community, learn from accomplished writers,…

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“Writing Saved Me”: An Exclusive Q&A with Andre Dubus III

Posted Wed, 3/13/2019 - 10:00am by  |  Category: , , , ,

Andre Dubus III is the author of five novels, including the New York Times bestseller House of Sand and Fog, which was a finalist for the National Book Award and was adapted into the Academy-Award nominated film. His other books…

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Words Meet Music: Making Magic Happen by Kim Addonizio

Posted Tue, 2/26/2019 - 9:15am by  |  Category:

“I don’t just hear the blues in these poems / I see the blues in these poems / I see myself in these poems…” —Lucinda Williams My first love was music; I played guitar in my teens, studied classical voice…

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Micro Lesson: “Keeping Your Sh*t Detectors On” by Carolyne Wright

Posted Tue, 2/19/2019 - 10:45am by  |  Category:

Richard Hugo is In the House! This poet, after whom Hugo House is named, was beloved by students and fellow poets. I met him at a few different readings and studied with him twice—at a ten-day writer’s conference in Boulder…

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Micro Lesson: Manifesting Magic with the Art of Letterwriting by Liza Birnbaum

Posted Tue, 2/12/2019 - 9:30am by  |  Category:

Noy Holland, one of my most beloved former teachers, talks sometimes about how good writing contains within it the suggestion—the presence, even—of a listener.   I like this term “listener” because, as Noy sees it, it’s not necessarily the same…

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Sophia Shalmiyev on Memoir, Mothers & Her Own Feminist Manifesto

Posted Tue, 2/05/2019 - 9:15am by  |  Category:

Sophia Shalmiyev‘s debut memoir, Mother Winter, has been described as, “the wrenching story of her exile and grief, but it’s also a chronicle of awakening—to art, sex, feminism, and the rich complexities of being a mother herself.” Beginning with her childhood in…

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How to Refresh Your Writing with a Poet’s (aka Lyric) Essay by Cody Pherigo

Posted Tue, 1/29/2019 - 9:55am by  |  Category:

Want to celebrate the coming spring by sprucing (yes, that’s a nature pun) up your creative nonfiction skills? Been interested in but intimidated by the luminous “lyric essay?” Simply looking for an engaged literary discussion group that favors genre theory…

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Meet the 2017 Scribes Instructors: Roberto Ascalon & Sierra Nelson at MOHAI

Posted Fri, 3/17/2017 - 11:41am by  |  Category: , ,

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting our Scribes instructors to learn more about their literary style and what they have in store for the next batch of young writers at our two-week immersive writing camps for teens. For more…

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Meet the 2017 Scribes Instructors: Scribes at The Henry

Posted Mon, 2/27/2017 - 1:00pm by  |  Category: , ,

Over the coming weeks, we’ll be highlighting our Scribes instructors to learn more about their literary style and what they have in store for the next batch of young writers at our two-week immersive writing camps for teens. For more…

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Classy Talk with Natalie Serber

Posted Thu, 9/15/2016 - 10:54am by  |  Category:

Writer and teacher Natalie Serber‘s weekend workshop, Writing About Ourselves, runs Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 1 and 2, and is open to writers of all levels. Leave with a collection of prose pieces or the start of a longer project…

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From Scribe to Made at Hugo House Fellow: Raye Stoeve on their upcoming fellowship

Posted Mon, 8/22/2016 - 11:39am by  |  Category:

We recently announced a new cohort of Made at Hugo House fellows. Made at Hugo House is a yearlong fellowship in which emerging writers complete a proposed writing project with guidance and support from Hugo House. The Made fellows are…

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Announcing Our New Prose Writer-In-Residence and Made Fellows

Posted Fri, 8/12/2016 - 5:16pm by  |  Category:

Writer-In-Residence We are pleased to announce our new prose writer-in-residence for 2016–2017: Sonora Jha. Sonora is a professor of journalism and media studies at Seattle University and author of the novel Foreign (Random House India). As writer-in-residence, Sonora will receive…

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How to Write 13 Articles a Week by Nicole Dieker

Posted Mon, 8/01/2016 - 9:52am by  |  Category:

This is the Hugo House “How-To” series, where Hugo House teachers share tips related to the writing life. This week’s post comes from writer and editor Nicole Dieker. Her class, Writing for the Internet, is a one-day intensive on Saturday,…

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