Open Hours with Frances McCue
Join special guest host Frances McCue, co-founder of Hugo House, for Open Hours in the Hugo House Salon. We're opening our doors during these special sessions for writers to drop in and utilize our space—grab a drink, connect with our community, and plug in your laptops or sharpen those pencils to spark some inspiration and creativity together.
Frances will be pouring pints of Bodhizafa and other alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks while chatting with writers and readers, offering some bartenderly writing advice and encouragement.
All proceeds from Frances’s turn at the bar will benefit the house. No registration is required—drop in to craft and connect any time!
Frances McCue is a poet and prose writer. For a decade, she was the Founding Director of Richard Hugo House in Seattle. She has published six books, including a book of essays about poet Richard Hugo, The Car That Brought You Here Still Runs, and another that describes the portraits of photographer Mary Randlett. Her 2017 book of poems, Timber Curtain, is an exploration of lost places in our fast-developing city and arose from work on “Where the House Was,” a documentary film that tells one story about the arts and gentrification in Seattle. In 2018, she won the University of Washington’s Distinguished Teaching Award. Her chapbook called I Almost Read the Books Whole is out from Factory Hollow Press. Frances also writes about why tech folk might engage with poetry and recent articles appear in Geekwire and The Smart Set.