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  • Date: December 6
  • Time: 7:30pm - 8:30pm PT

Ask the Oracle at Hotel Sorrento: Donna Miscolta, Joshua Mohr, and Sierra Nelson


Will you get that job you’re gunning for? Should you tell her you love her? Do you dare disturb the universe?


Hugo House and Hotel Sorrento team up for this monthly divination series hosted by poet Johnny Horton. Come early, write your most burning questions down, and the panel of writer-oracles will divine your fate by choosing a random passage from their respective books. Donna Miscolta (When the de la Cruz Family Danced); Joshua Mohr (All This Life; Some Things that Meant the World to Me); and poet, teacher, and performer Sierra Nelson are tonight’s featured writers.

Feel free to come at 7, get a drink, and write your questions down. Divination begins at 7:30 p.m.

Donna Miscolta

Donna Miscolta is the author of the short story collection Hola and Goodbye, just out in November from Carolina Wren Press having been selected by Randall Kenan for the Doris Bakwin Award for Writing by a Woman. Her novel When the de la Cruz Family Danced was published in 2011 by Signal 8 Press.




josh1Joshua Mohr is the author of Damascus, his 2011 novel called “Beat-poet cool” by The New York Times. He’s also written Fight Song and Some Things that Meant the World to Me, one of O Magazine’s Top 10 reads of 2009, as well as Termite Parade, an Editors’ Choice on The New York Times Best Seller List.




SierraNelson_profilecolor_PhotobyRebeccaHoogsSierra Nelson, author of I Take Back the Sponge Cake, has poems in Crazyhorse, DIAGRAM, and Poetry Northwest. Earning her MFA from UW (2002), Nelson is a MacDowell Colony Fellow, Seattle City Artist Project Grant winner, and Vis-à-Vis Society co-founder.




Johnny HortonJohn Wesley Horton (aka Johnny Horton) co-directs the University of Washington’s summer creative writing program in Rome. He’s received a Washington Artist Trust GAP grant and his poems appear in Poetry Northwest, Cutbank, Notre Dame Review, Borderlands, and The Los Angeles Review.