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Writing Circle/Write-In

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  • Date: May 6
  • Time: 1:00pm - 2:00pm PT
  • Location: Kicking Horse
    1634 11th Ave.

Write Time for Teens

Creative writing teens are invited to join this free bi-monthly drop-in writing circle where young writers can explore a variety of writing genres and techniques, flex and perfect their skills, and celebrate their work in community with their fellow young writers. All sessions are facilitated by a published writer and experienced youth educator. Come join us at Write Time! 


In-person Write Time sessions occur on the first or second Saturday of the month from 1-2 pm PT at Hugo House throughout the school year. Snacks are provided. 

Please include accommodation requests upon registration at least 72 hours in advance. If you have questions, please email

Interested in joining us online? Virtual Write Time sessions occur on two Wednesdays per month from 5-6 pm PT on Zoom throughout the school year. Please note that this is a program for TEENS only! Because this virtual 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.

Matt Gano

Matt Gano


Matt Gano is a Seattle based poet, MC, and Teaching Artist currently writing, recording, and performing as, "ENTENDRES." He is the author of Suits for the Swarm, a poetry collection from MoonPath Press, co-founder of the Seattle Youth Poet Laureate Program, and was the principle bricklayer/Program Director of Abbey Arts' NEXT STAGE program—a career training program for emerging artists. He works as a writer-in-residence for Seattle Arts and Lectures: Writers in the Schools program, and as a guest teaching artist for the Skagit River Poetry Foundation. Gano made waves nationally as a spoken word poet and Slam champion in the early 2000’s while representing Seattle multiple years at the National Poetry Slam. With a voice rooted in and born of 90’s hiphop, Gano studied and built his craft in a rising era of the Seattle poetry and hiphop scene. Performing and writing alongside poets, Anis Mojgani, Buddy Wakefield, Tara Hardy, Iyeoka Okoawo, and many others, he completed multiple tours across the United States as a featured artist performing poetry on some of the world’s most legendary stages.