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Open Mic

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  • Date: November 7
  • Time: 7:00pm - 9:00pm PT
  • Location: Zoom: Hugo Theater

Works in Progress (Virtual)

Works in Progress is Hugo House's semi-monthly open mic series.

Held on the first Monday virtually and third Monday in-person of every month at 7 pm, Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work—poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs, plays, music, comedy, and more—and connect with your literary community.

We are actively cultivating a low-pressure, welcoming environment for readers and guests of all skill levels and literary experience. We especially encourage BIPOC, LGBTQIA2S+, and other marginalized voices to take the mic at Works in Progress.

How it works (virtual WIP):

  • Reading is open to all.
  • You don't have to read! Guests and audience members encouraged to attend.
  • The Zoom room is open fifteen minutes before showtime.
  • Sign-up is on a first-come basis and begins at check-in.
  • There is a brief intermission, approx. 15 minutes, between the two groupings of readers.

We encourage your feedback on how we can continue to build a safer and more engaging environment at these events! Email us at