Events Calendar

Listen, learn, and engage with us

Whether it’s a reading, discussion, craft talk, or interview, find these events and more featuring renowned authors, emerging writers, and talented new and local voices.

Background Events

Kids Write-In

Kids Write-In is a free, weekly virtual writing circle for elementary school-aged youth to write independently or with the help of an adult. Each session students have the opportunity to practice creative writing and share with each other.a

Write Time for Teens

Write Time is a free weekly drop-in writing circle for teens ages 13-19. Improve your craft, learn new techniques, and share you work with other writers at Write Time!

Book Launch: Paul Hlava Ceballos’s banana [ ] with special guests

Join 2021 Donald Hall Prize for Poetry winner Paul Hlava Ceballos in the reading, discussion, and celebration of his seminal work, banana [ ]. Paul will be joined in conversation with Quenton Baker, Jane Wong, and Michelle Peñaloza. Fried plantains and bowls of corn will also be provided on site courtesy of Garzón Latinx Street Food.

Community Write-In with D.A. Navoti

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Hugo Lit Series 2022-23 Series Pass

Get access to all four Hugo Lit Series events during the 2022-2023 season. This year, we’ve decided to go with the theme re/birth to celebrate, if not the end of the pandemic, then at least some way of us living in the world with it, and the revival/resurgence of creativity that has been dormant for two long years.

Works in Progress (Virtual)

Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work—poetry, fiction, essays, memoirs, plays, music, comedy, and more—and connect with your literary community.

Kids Write-In

Kids Write-In is a free, weekly virtual writing circle for elementary school-aged youth to write independently or with the help of an adult. Each session students have the opportunity to practice creative writing and share with each other.

Write Time for Teens

Write Time is a free weekly drop-in writing circle for teens ages 13-19. Improve your craft, learn new techniques, and share you work with other writers at Write Time!

Community Write-In with Anna Vodicka

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Ask a Young Adult Author with Rachel Griffin

Make Hugo House your lunch date with our short and sweet monthly Q&A "Ask A…" series. For October, join author Rachel Griffin for some tips, tricks, and advice on the art and craft of writing young adult fiction.

Kids Write-In

Kids Write-In is a free, weekly virtual writing circle for elementary school-aged youth to write independently or with the help of an adult. Each session students have the opportunity to practice creative writing and share with each other.

Write Time for Teens

Write Time is a free weekly drop-in writing circle for teens ages 13-19. Improve your craft, learn new techniques, and share you work with other writers at Write Time!

Write with Hugo House with Jeanine Walker

Write with Hugo House (in partnership with the Seattle Public Library) is a free drop-in writing circle for all ages and genres of writing. In this session, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts.

Community Write-In with Anna Vodicka

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Write with Hugo House with Alma García

Write with Hugo House (in partnership with the Seattle Public Library) is a free drop-in writing circle for all ages and genres. In this group, writers are provided prompts for sustained silent writing time followed by small group sessions to share.

Kids Write-In

Kids Write-In is a free, weekly virtual writing circle for elementary school-aged youth to write independently or with the help of an adult. Each session students have the opportunity to practice creative writing and share with each other.

Write Time for Teens

Write Time is a free weekly drop-in writing circle for teens ages 13-19. Improve your craft, learn new techniques, and share you work with other writers at Write Time!

Community Write-In with Anna Vodicka

Join writers from around the world every Thursday evening for a healthy dose of inspiration. With discussions and writing prompts facilitated by our best teachers, and the opportunity to connect with other writers.

Kids Write-In

Kids Write-In is a free, weekly virtual writing circle for elementary school-aged youth to write independently or with the help of an adult. Each session students have the opportunity to practice creative writing and share with each other.

Write Time for Teens

Write Time is a free weekly drop-in writing circle for teens ages 13-19. Improve your craft, learn new techniques, and share you work with other writers at Write Time!