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New Hugo House Opening Celebration

September 22 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM

We’re opening the doors to Seattle’s new home for words!

Join Hugo House on September 22 as we open the doors to our new home — 10,000 square feet designed by and for writers and readers.

Explore all the nooks and crannies, catch pop-up readings, hear music, and find literary experiences around every corner.


  • Special guest Maria Semple and emcee Nancy Guppy
  • Performances and installations from Vis-à-Vis Society and more
  • Pop-up readings from beloved local writers Anastacia-Renee, Quenton Baker, Nicole Hardy, and Hugo House writers-in-residence Kristen Millares Young and Amber Flame
  • Original literature-inspired music from The Bushwick Book Club
  • Afterparty from 8-10 pm with DJ Gabriel Teodros of KEXP

1634 Eleventh Avenue

on the corner of Eleventh and East Olive

RSVP to let us know you’re coming!