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Solitude Social Club: A Bookish Happy Hour with Kawai Strong Washburn

June 19 at 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Solitude Social Club is Hugo House’s offering to readers and writers seeking connection during the social quarantine. 

Each week we’ll bring a guest writer to share a drink and discuss how they’re finding happiness through art and literature in these distancing times. After the conversation, we’ll break out into smaller groups and get to know one another. 

RSVP at the “Tickets” link to join the Zoom conversation, or find us streaming on Facebook Live. 

All events happen at 5 p.m. PST / 8 p.m. EST. 


Kawai Strong Washburn was born and raised on the Hamakua coast of the Big Island of Hawai‘i. His work has appeared in Best American Nonrequired ReadingMcSweeney’s, and Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, among other outlets. He was a 2015 Tin House Summer Scholar and 2015 Bread Loaf work-study scholar. Today, he lives with his wife and daughters in Minneapolis. Sharks in the Time of Saviors is his first novel.