Literary Series: Angela Flournoy, Phillip B. Williams, and Megan Kruse
General admission: $25 | Hugo House member: $20 | Student: $10
Hugo Literary Series presents brand-new and never-before-heard work, commissioned by Hugo House, by three writers and a musician or band based on the same theme.
Tonight’s theme is “exile,” and we’re excited to feature fiction writer Angela Flournoy, author of the National Book Award-nominated and 2017 Seattle Reads pick, The Turner House. Emerging poet Phillip B. Williams (Thief in the Interior), and Pacific Northwest native and writer, Megan Kruse (Call Me Home) will also present new work, with Seattle-based electro-pop duo Crater providing music to the same theme in between readings.
Note: This event takes place at Fred Wildlife Refuge (21+) on Capitol Hill.
Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House, a finalist for the National Book Award and the Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers selection, and a New York Times Sunday Book Review Editors’ Choice. Her fiction has appeared in The Paris Review, and she has written for The New York Times, The New Republic, and The Los Angeles Times.
Phillip B. Williams is author of the chapbooks Bruised Gospels, Burn, and Thief in the Interior. He is a Cave Canem graduate and the poetry editor of the online journal Vinyl Poetry. His poetry has appeared or is forthcoming in Callaloo, Kenyon Review Online, The Southern Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, West Branch, Blackbird, and others.
Megan Kruse is the author of Call Me Home (Hawthorne Books). She teaches fiction at Eastern Oregon University’s Low-Residency MFA program, Hugo House, and Gotham Writers Workshop. She was the recipient of a 2016 PNBA Award, and one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” for 2015.
Crater is a Seattle-based electronic industrial pop duo consisting of Ceci Gomez and Kessiah Gordon. Since its 2013 inception, the group has released a slew of singles via Mermaid Avenue/Mom+Pop and their debut full-length Talk to Me So I Can Fall Asleep on Help Yourself Records in early 2015. They have toured nationally with the likes of Canadian goth pop artist TR/ST and glitter pop band MS MR.