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Community Event, Writing Circle/Write-In

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  • Date: September 12
  • Time: 6:00pm - 7:30pm PT
  • Location: SPL Fremont
    731 N. 35th St.

Write with Hugo House with Alma García

Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and respond to work generated during the session, or just get to know the other writers in the group.

All meetings take place in person at The Seattle Public Library Fremont Branch. View their calendar here.

No pre-registration is required, sign-up at the library takes place the day of the event and is on a first-come, first-served basis. Space is limited due to classroom size. The library does not require masks though they are strongly recommended, and free masks are provided.

Note: SPL Fremont Branch has amended hours during the summer. Though the branch has eliminated evening public access, all Write with Hugo House meetings will take place in-person in the basement meeting room at 6 pm.

About Write with Hugo House (in partnership with the Seattle Public Library)

Write with Hugo House is a free drop-in writing circle for adults of all experience levels and genres of writing. Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback—but only if you want to (no pressure). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers.

The Library fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides accommodations by request for physical and virtual access to library programs, services, and other needs to ensure these resources are available to people with disabilities. Please contact leap@spl.org, at least 7 calendar days in advance to request an accommodation.

Alma García

Alma García

she/her

Alma García’s debut novel, All That Rises, is forthcoming from University of Arizona Press in October of 2023. Her short fiction has appeared as an award-winner in Narrative Magazine, Enizagam, Passages North, and Boulevard; has most recently appeared in phoebe, Kweli Journal, Duende, and Bluestem; and appears in anthologies including Puro Chicanx Writers of the 21st Century (Cutthroat Journal of the Arts). She is a past recipient of a fellowship from the Rona Jaffe Foundation. She is a fiction instructor and manuscript consultant at Hugo House.