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

Community Write-In with Marguerite Harrold

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 Jeanine Walker

Write with Hugo House is a free drop-in writing circle for adults of all ages and genres of writing. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres.

Community Write-In with Marguerite Harrold

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

Community Write-In with Marguerite Harrold

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

Word Works | Mark Doty: Raising the Stakes

In this Word Works craft talk, Mark Doty will read and discuss a small group of poems that engage with their subjects artfully, and offer a portrait of the perceiver as well as what’s perceived. He will be joined in conversation by Joshua Wilkinson.

Community Write-In with Marguerite Harrold

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

Community Write-In with Anne Liu Kellor

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

AWP | Page Meets Stage

Page Meets Stage, an 18-year-old poetry series that has been called “where the Pulitzer Prize meets the poetry slam" takes the Hugo House stage during AWP. This event is open to the public and does not require AWP Conference & Bookfair registration.

AWP | Write Bloody Poetry Super Showcase & Sock Hop

Write Bloody Publishing takes over Hugo House for an evening of poetry and dancing during AWP. This event is open to the public and does not require AWP Conference & Bookfair registration.

AWP | We the Indigenous: A Storytelling Celebration

Celebrate the ingenious work of award winning and acclaimed Indigenous writers and storytellers in one spectacular night during AWP. This event is open to the public and does not require AWP Conference & Bookfair registration.

AWP | Rewind/Unwind Hugo Fellows Reading

Hugo House Fellows from both the 2020-2021 and 2021-2022 cohorts will take the stage together, followed by a karaoke party! This event is open to the public and does not require AWP Conference & Bookfair registration.

AWP | A Very Important Karaoke Party

Let loose after AWP with a late-night karaoke party of parody songs about being a writer, sung by writers. This event is open to the public and does not require AWP Conference & Bookfair registration.

AWP | An Evening of Disability Poetry & Poetics

Zoeglossia and the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at ASU take the Hugo House stage for an evening of disability poetry and poetics. This event is open to the public and does not require AWP Conference & Bookfair registration.

Community Write-In with Anne Liu Kellor

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

Community Write-In with Anne Liu Kellor

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

Word Works | Bethany C. Morrow: The Importance of Thinking About Writing

In this Word Works craft talk, Bethany C. Morrow will discuss how integral a stage of her writing process thinking about writing has been, and why she thinks it can combat (the possible misnomer) "writer's block." She will be joined in conversation by Nisi Shawl.

Community Write-In with Anne Liu Kellor

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

Word Works | Jonathan Escoffery: Earning Your Readers’ Attention

In this Word Works craft talk, Jonathan Escoffery will provide strategies for engaging readers, and discuss examples from the works of well-loved authors, as well as his own stories. He will be joined in conversation by Juan Carlos Reyes.