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  • Date: October 14
  • Time: 7:30pm - 10:00pm PT

Literary Series: Téa Obreht, Eduardo C. Corral, and Quenton Baker with Music by ings

General admission: $25 | Hugo House member: $20 | Student: $10 [Note: This event is 21+]


“Good writers borrow; great writers steal.” – T.S. Eliot

We’ve asked three great writers and a musician to create new work “stolen from” artists they admire.

The event will feature new work by Téa Obreht, author of The Tiger’s Wife, which won the Orange Prize for Fiction; Yale Younger Poets prize-winning poet Eduardo C. Corral; and Seattle poet Quenton Baker, whose collection This Glittering Republic is forthcoming from Willow Books in 2017; and guitarist and composer ings.

About Lit Series events and the 2016–2017 Season.

Note: This event takes place at Fred Wildlife Refuge on Capitol Hill.

Obreht_-Tea_940_529_72-ppiTéa Obreht‘s writing has been published in The New Yorker, The Atlantic, Harper’s, Zoetrope: All-Story, The New York Times, and The Guardian, and has been anthologized in The Best American Short Stories and The Best American Non-Required Reading. Her first novel, The Tiger’s Wife, won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2011. She has been named by The New Yorker as one of the twenty best American fiction writers under forty and included in the National Book Foundation’s list of 5 Under 35.

Eduardo_CorralEduardo C. Corral‘s debut collection of poetry, Slow Lightning, won the Yale Younger Poets Prize, making him the first Latino recipient of the award. Corral has received numerous honors and awards, including the Discovery/The Nation Award, the J. Howard and Barbara M.J. Wood Prize, a Whiting Writers’ Award, and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. A CantoMundo Fellow, he has held the Olive B. O’Connor Fellowship in Creative Writing at Colgate University and was the Philip Roth Resident in Creative Writing at Bucknell University. He lives in New York City and teaches at Pacific University’s low-residency MFA program.

Quenton BakerQuenton Baker is a poet and educator from Seattle. His current focus is the fact of blackness in American society. He is a 2015–16 Made at Hugo House fellow and a 2014 Pushcart Prize nominee. He is the author of This Glittering Republic, forthcoming from Willow Books in 2017.

11046528_618820518265032_3636724704936361949_oings is guitarist and composer Inge Chiles. Her debut EP, Dog Physics, was released to tiny acclaim in 2013. Influenced by Lennon, Gershwin, Beyoncé, Van Dyke Parks, Bjork, and the philosophy of Ralph Waldo Emerson, ings crafts arrangements and melodies to create a style all her own: lullaby rock. Her EP, “Afterthought,” came out earlier this year.