Special Events

Celebrate writing. Raise funds.

Our fundraising events are joyous gatherings full of food, fun, and extraordinary words from authors and book lovers. They also help us gather funds to support our work.

We host Night of 1,000 Words in the spring, Novel Nights in the fall, and Write-O-Rama—a lively day to sample Hugo House classes—in the winter and summer. We have opportunities for everyone to get involved in thrilling events that keep Hugo House running.

Join us for one of our annual fundraising events.

Novel Nights

Part book club, part celebration, Novel Nights is a fun approach to the literary salon. We delve into the depths of recently published books in the company of some beloved authors, fellow book-lovers, and friends—all while supporting Hugo House.

Next Novel Nights: Early November 2022

Check back in September 2022 for details and tickets.

Night of 1,000 Words

Celebrate the power of storytelling! Night of 1,000 Words is our annual fundraiser and gala, with contributions directly supporting all Hugo House programs. It’s one evening that brings the whole community together to sustain Hugo House into the future.

Next Night of 1,000 Words: May 19, 2022

Night of 1,000 Words: Benefit Dinner & Auction


Write-O-Rama is your chance to try out several workshops offered by Hugo House teachers all in one writing-packed day! Sample Hugo House classes, meet our teachers, and try out genres and topics outside your purview without the pressure of registering for a full class.

Next Write-O-Rama: May 15, 2022

Write-O-Rama Summer 2022 (Virtual)