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 Zain Shamoon

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 an Expert with Beth Jusino

Make Hugo House your lunch date with our short and sweet monthly Q&A "Ask A…" series. For November, join writer, developmental editor, and publishing consultant Beth Jusino for some tips, tricks, and advice on the publishing world.

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 Leigh Sugar

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 Zain Shamoon

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 Zain Shamoon

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.

Word Works 2022-23 Series Pass

Get access to all six Word Works events during the 2022-2023 season. Word Works craft talks by novelists, essayists, poets, and memoirists focus on writing as process rather than finished product.

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!

Stage Fright

Stage Fright is an open mic event hosted by the Young Writers Cohort that gives young writers the opportunity to share poetry, fiction, journals, songs, plays, and more! Open to young writers at any stage of their creative journey.

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!

Word Works | Katie Kitamura: Finding First Person

In this Word Works craft talk, Katie Kitamura will look at first person examples from some of her favorite writers, as well as her own work, to examine the opportunities and risks of the first person voice. She will be joined in conversation by Lucy Tan.

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 Leigh Sugar

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.

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.

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.