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Writing Circle/Write-In

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  • Date: August 9
  • Time: 4:00pm - 4:40pm PT
  • Location: Zoom: Point No Point

Kids Write-In

Join us for creative inspiration and fun writing projects! Kids Write-In provides free monthly opportunities for youth in Kindergarten-5th grade to explore writing with creative writing projects and/or prompts, facilitated by a published writer and experienced educator. Kids Write-In is geared toward elementary school kids who want to write independently or with the help of an adult. 


Summer Kids Write-In sessions take place on the second and last Wednesday of July & August from 4:00-4:40 pm PT on Zoom. Please note that this is a program for YOUTH ONLY! Because this program involves youth, we require that all participants who join via Zoom start the hour with their cameras on so that Hugo House instructors can verify the identity of attendees. If you don’t verify your identity when asked by the instructor, we reserve the right to remove you from the Zoom meeting. 


Please include accommodation requests upon registration at least 48 hours in advance. If you have questions, please email 

Arlene Naganawa

Arlene Naganawa

Arlene Naganawa works with high school and middle school writers in poetry, fiction, and academic writing. Arlene's work appears in such journals as Crab Orchard Review, Crab Creek Review, Pontoon, Calyx, All the Sins, Sow's Ear Poetry Review, Caketrain, and others. Her poems have been featured on Poetry on Buses and in Washington 129, an anthology of Washington State poets curated by Tod Marshall. She is the author of three chapbooks and is currently part of the Pongo Publishing Teen Writing team and a Writing and Critical Thinking instructor with Minds Matter Seattle, a nonprofit organization that helps high school students from low income families to prepare for success in college.