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Meet Our Teachers

Hugo House teachers are at the core of our goal to help writers become better writers. Our teachers are writers; they are selected on the basis of their active engagement in the literary world as well as their love of teaching.

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    Hattie Hayes

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    Harmony Hazard

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    Kait Heacock

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    Merna Ann Hecht

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    Ann Hedreen

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    Christine Hemp

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    Patricia Henley

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    Jose Hernandez Diaz

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    Claudia Hernandez Ocadiz

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    Juan Felipe Herrera

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    Sheila Heti

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    Marissa Higgins

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    Nathan Hill

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    DaMaris B. Hill

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    Amy Hirayama

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    Paul Hhlava Ceballos

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    Tony Hoagland

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    Justin Hocking

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    Bruce Holbert

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    Jodie Hollander

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    Santi Holley

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    Tanya Holtland

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    Nicole Homer

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    Minda Honey

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Hattie Hayes

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Harmony Hazard

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Harmony Hazard received her MFA from Stony Brook and has writing published in The Rumpus, Catapult, River Teeth, Hippocampus, Essay Daily, and the anthology Rebellious Mourning. She is a nonfiction editor with The Vida Review and teaches writing in Tucson.

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Kait Heacock

Kait Heacock is a writer, book publicist, and events coordinator at Elliott Bay Book Company. Her work has appeared most recently in Liber Review, Evergreen Review, Women's Review of Books, PANK, and Literary Hub, and in her debut story collection, Siblings and Other Disappointments. Kait is currently at work on a novel about how women face their fears, both superficial and existential, as played out at an immersive horror-themed sleepaway camp for adults.

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Merna Ann Hecht

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Ann Hedreen

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Ann Hedreen is an author (Her Beautiful Brain), teacher, and documentary filmmaker. Ann has written for 3rd Act Magazine, About Place Journal, The Seattle Times, and other publications, including her award-winning blog, The Restless Nest. She is working on a collection of essays.

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Christine Hemp

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A chapter of Christine Hemp’s memoir, Wild Ride Home, was recently published in The New York Times. Her poems and essays have also appeared in Salon.com, Iowa Review, Psychology Today, and on NPR. She believes that to write well, we must live well, not in terms of "professional success" or achieving the "perfect" essay. story, or poem, but in how we embrace the unfamiliar, the uncomfortable, and the ecstatic. Only then can we offer our readers the truths they thirst for.

Website: https://christinehemp.com/index.html

Facebook: /hemprope

Instagram: @christinehemp

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Patricia Henley

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Jose Hernandez Diaz

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Jose Hernandez Diaz is a 2017 NEA Poetry Fellow. He is the author of The Fire Eater (Texas Review Press, 2020). His work appears in Poetry, The Southern Review, The Yale Review, and in The Best American Nonrequired Reading. Go to josehernandezdiaz.com for more information or follow Jose @josehernandezdz.

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Claudia Hernandez Ocadiz

Narradora y escritora mexicana. Estudi√≥ derecho en la UNAM y administraci√≥n p√ļblica en el ITAM. Curs√≥ Narrativa y Novela en la Escuela de Escritura Ateneu Barcelon√©s en Espa√Īa. En 2016 fue becada para estudiar Cr√≥nica Latina por la Escuela de Periodismo Port√°til en colaboraci√≥n con la Universidad de Stanford. Coautora seleccionada por concurso literario y publicada en las Antolog√≠as:¬†Puentes (2017),¬†Sabores de mi tierra (2019) y Efectos secundarios (2020).¬†Ganadora en el Concurso de poes√≠a:¬†"Tu cuerpo de agua" Poetry on Buses Seattle 2016.¬†

Su testimonio, "No todo lo que brilla es oro. Reinvent√°ndome como mujer migrante"¬†fue publicado por INAH¬†en el libro¬†Recuerdos, a√Īoranzas y vivencias (2019).¬†Creadora y autora del blog¬†Khomparte. Sus relatos han sido publicados en los peri√≥dicos La Voz de Argentina; La Raza del Noroeste y El Siete D√≠as en el estado de Washington, en la Revista Digital Seattle Escribe y en la organizaci√≥n literaria para escritores emergentes¬†per-e-gren

En 2022 fue ganadora del concurso para realizar la primera residencia de escritura en espa√Īol en los Estados Unidos otorgada por Mineral School y Seattle Escribe, espacio de donde emerge su primer libro sobre cuentos callejeros.¬†¬†

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Juan Felipe Herrera

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Sheila Heti

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Marissa Higgins

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Nathan Hill

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DaMaris B. Hill

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Amy Hirayama

Amy Hirayama is a UW Bothell Creative Writing and Poetics MFA candidate who is currently working on her thesis. She is a former middle school teacher who worked in South Seattle for seven years. Amy uses writing as a way to explore her mixed-race Hapa identity, imagine spaces of belonging for herself and connect across difference. Born in the Pacific Northwest, she finds inspiration in the beauty of this region. Amy is a 2021-2022 Imagining America PAGE Fellow. Her poetry can be found in the fall/winter 2021 issue of Strait Up magazine as well as the forthcoming chapbook Hariboetry.

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Paul Hhlava Ceballos

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Paul Hlava Ceballos has received fellowships from CantoMundo, Artist Trust, and the Poets House. His work has been published in POETRY, Pleiades, Triquarterly, Poetry Northwest, and BOMB, among other journals and newspapers. His collaborative chapbook, Banana [ ] / we pilot the blood shares pages with Quenton Baker, Dr. Christina Sharpe, and Torkwase Dyson. He received his MFA from New York University and currently lives in Seattle.

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Tony Hoagland

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Justin Hocking

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Bruce Holbert

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Jodie Hollander

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Santi Holley

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Tanya Holtland

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Nicole Homer

NICOLE HOMER is a community college educator, poet, writer, performer, and author of Pecking Order. Homer lives online at nicolehomer.com and lurks on social media as @realnicolehomer. 

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Minda Honey

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Minda Honey's essays have been featured by Longreads, The Washington Post, The Guardian, Teen Vogue, and elsewhere, including the anthologies Burn It Down: Women Writing About Anger and A Measure of Belonging: Writers of Color on the New American South. www.mindahoney.com