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February 2020

The Writer’s Life | Before and After the Book Deal by Courtney Maum

February 19 at 7:00 PM
Free

Acclaimed novelist and publishing consultant Courtney Maum visits Hugo House to present her latest book, Before and After the Book Deal, a compendium of publishing advice from some of the top authors, agents, and editors in the business. About the…

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Word Works | Gish Jen: Politics and Possibility

February 20 at 7:00 PM

Kicking off the spring half of the Word Works series will be celebrated fiction writer Gish Jen, who will speak about possibility, politics, and the ways in which Trump’s presidency could be considered a gift to writers. Jen’s newest novel,…

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A Remembrance of Judith Roche

February 23 at 3:00 PM

Join us for a memorial and celebration of the life and work of Judith Roche, beloved poet and longtime Hugo House teacher. The remembrance will be open to the public, and anyone will be welcome to share a poem by…

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A Tribute to David Wagoner

February 25 at 7:00 PM

Join us as we celebrate the legacy of beloved poet, editor, and teacher, David Wagoner, acclaimed author of seventeen books of poetry and ten novels.

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Spotlight Fiction: The Cactus League by Emily Nemens

February 26 at 7:00 PM
Free

Northwest expat Emily Nemens, editor of the Paris Review, returns to Seattle to read from her debut novel, The Cactus League (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), an explosive, character-driven odyssey through the world of baseball which J. Ryan Stradal calls “a…

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Hugo Literary Series: Anthony Swofford, Mitchell S. Jackson, Charles D’Ambrosio, and JusMoni

February 28 at 7:30 PM

The 2019–2020 Hugo Literary Series season is the second in our new home. We’ve spent our first year here working to widen the scope of the region’s literary community, actively bringing in writers who are using their work to question,…

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March 2020

Works in Progress

March 2 at 7:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2020

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until March 17, 2020

Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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UW Castalia

March 4 at 7:30 PM

Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Doors open at 7:15 pm; readings begin at 7:30 pm. Featuring readings by Maya Sonenberg, Rae Paris, Elizabeth Cooperman, Katie Walker, and…

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Works in Progress

March 16 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until March 2, 2020

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until March 17, 2020

Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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House Lessons: An Evening with Erica Bauermeister

March 24 at 7:00 PM

Join us for a reading and celebration of Erica Bauermeister's new memoir, House Lessons, which explores questions of home, self, and transformation. After the reading, she will be interviewed onstage by novelist Jennie Shortridge. About House Lessons In this mesmerizing memoir-in-essays,…

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2019–20 Hugo Fellows Mid-Year Reading

March 25 at 7:00 PM
Free

The 2019–20 Fellows will read from the projects they’ve been working on during the Hugo Fellowship, part of our program that provides support to emerging writers. Hear new work from Joyce Chen, Shelby Handler, Piper Lane, Sasha, LaPointe, Abi Pollokoff,…

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April 2020

Word Works | Adam Johnson: The Art of Listening

April 2 at 7:00 PM

For his Word Works lecture, National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning fiction writer Adam Johnson will give a talk on writing research-based narratives, in which he’ll share stories from the lives of people he’s interviewed for his books—including rare individuals…

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UW Castalia

April 8 at 7:30 PM

Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Doors open at 7:15 pm; readings begin at 7:30 pm. Featuring readings by Pimone Triplett, Tyler Wagner, Phillip Russell, and Ally Ang.

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Book Launch | Ensō by Shin Yu Pai

April 23 at 7:00 PM
Free

Please join us for a reading celebrating Shin Yu Pai’s newest collection, Ensō, published by Seattle press, Entre Ríos Books. An expansive hybrid book and digital experience, Ensō showcases Shin Yu Pai’s development, placing new work next to old, to…

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Book Launch | Subduction by Kristen Millares Young

April 24 at 7:00 PM
Free

Hosted by Hugo House, Red Hen Press & Elliott Bay Book Co. Kristen Millares Young spent years researching Subduction before she began to write her debut novel, forthcoming from Red Hen Press on April 14, 2020. A lyric retelling of the troubled…

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