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Book Launch: “First Consonants” by John Whittier Treat

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA, United States

Hugo House welcomes author John Whittier Treat as he launches his new novel, First Consonants, the story of a boy who grows up a stutterer in the Pacific Northwest. Using his fists whenever words fail him, Brian's acts of violence are exacerbated by the abuse he suffers as a teenager at the hands of his


Book Talk: Bronze Drum by Phong Nguyen

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA, United States

Join Hugo House in welcoming Phong Nguyen for a special reading and craft talk around his latest book, Bronze Drum. Nguyen, a hapa (half-Asian) writer, will be giving readings from his work over the years and discussing them in the context of his development as a literary artist, offering a panorama, rather than a snapshot


Word Works 2022-23 Series Pass

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA, United States

Word Works craft talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists focus on writing as process rather than finished product, examining how language works to inspire and provoke new ideas through live close readings of the writer’s own or others’ work. These talks are designed to apply to writers of all genres as well as illuminate

$25.00 – $75.00

“She Sinks Like a Message”: A Braided Poetry Reading & Conversation

Join us in the Hugo House Lapis Theater for an evening of poetry and conversation between three award-winning Washington poets. Kelli Russell Agodon, Katerina Canyon, and Caitlin Scarano will read in a call-and-response style and discuss identity and writing in the complexity of our current social context.


Word Works | Elaine Castillo: On Reading, Revolution, and the Classics – CANCELLED

1634 11th Ave., Seattle, WA, United States

This event has been cancelled. We sincerely apologize for the inconvenience and will be in touch with ticket holders soon regarding their purchases. Thank you for your understanding.In a global literary and intellectual culture awash in misinformation and at the same time, so seemingly obsessed with the rhetoric of free speech, cancellation, and the supposed dangers of things like "critical race theory," how

$5.00 – $15.00