Teachers

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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    JP Kemmick and Arlene Naganawa

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    JP Kemmick and Samar Abulhassan

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    Gloria Kempton

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    Randall Kenan

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    Wendy Kendall

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    Rick Kenney

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    Rick Kenney

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    Rachel Kessler

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    Rachel Kessler and Corinne Manning

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    Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

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    Porochista Khakpour

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    Kalehua Kim

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    Bharti Kirchner

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    Nari Kirk

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    Binnie Kirshenbaum

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    Katie Kitamura

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    Kim Kogane

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    E.J. Koh

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    Jacqueline Kolosov

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    Katinka Kraft

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    Nancy Kress

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    Megan Kruse

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    Stephanie Kuehnert

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    Keetje Kuipers

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JP Kemmick and Arlene Naganawa

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JP Kemmick and Samar Abulhassan

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Gloria Kempton

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Randall Kenan

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Wendy Kendall

Wendy Kendall is a mystery author now marketing her first Cozy Mystery series. Catch her exciting mystery author interviews about books and the writing craft on her Podcast—Kendall & Cooper Talk Mysteries on YouTube, iTunes, and KBFG radio 107.3 FM. Or listen to her new author interview podcast A Novel Talk with Wendy Kendall and Carl Lee on YouTube. Wendy's love of writing and reading shows as a syndicated columnist for Recommended Reads, and new column Kids Are Bookin’ It. She is also a Chanticleer Organization Book Reviewer, a freelance blogger, editor, and speaker. Visit her website wendywrites.org

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Rick Kenney

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Rick Kenney

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Rachel Kessler

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Rachel Kessler and Corinne Manning

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Rachel Kessler and Roberto Ascalon

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Porochista Khakpour

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Kalehua Kim

Kalehua Kim is a poet living in the Seattle area. Born of Hawaiian, Chinese, Filipino, and Portuguese descent, her multicultural background informs much of her work. A finalist for the James Welch Prize for Indigenous Poetry, her poems have appeared in Poetry NorthwestCalyx, and ‘Ōiwi, A Native Hawaiian Journal

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Bharti Kirchner

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Nari Kirk

Nari Kirk holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from the University of New Mexico. She has published work in Hobart, Plume, the anthology All the Women in My Family Sing, and elsewhere.

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Binnie Kirshenbaum

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Katie Kitamura

Katie Kitamura‘s most recent novel, A Separation, was a finalist for the Premio Gregor von Rezzori and a New York Times Notable Book. It was named a best book of the year by over a dozen publications and translated into sixteen languages, and is being adapted for film. Her two previous novels, Gone to the Forest and The Longshot, were both finalists for the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award. A recipient of fellowships from the Lannan Foundation and Santa Maddalena Foundation, Katie has written for publications including The New York TimesThe GuardianGranta, BOMB Magazine, Triple Canopy, and Frieze. She teaches in the creative writing program at New York University.

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Kim Kogane

Kim Kogane is a multi-passionate artist who aspires to write the kind of book you might like to buy at the airport. She dives deeply inward, exploring the depths of self through her work. When she’s not writing, you can find her developing conscious marketing strategies for brands, teaching barre, or exploring with her dog, Cauchy.

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E.J. Koh

E. J. Koh is the author of the memoir The Magical Language of Others (Tin House Books, 2020), winner of the Washington State Book Award and the Pacific Northwest Book Award and Longlist for the PEN Open Book Award, and the poetry collection A Lesser Love (Louisiana State University Press, 2017), winner of the Pleiades Editors Prize for Poetry. She is the translator, with Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello, of Yi Won’s The World’s Lightest Motorcycle (Zephyr Press, 2021). Koh is the recipient of fellowships from the American Literary Translators Association, Kundiman, and MacDowell. Her poems, translations, and stories have appeared in AGNI, Boston Review, Los Angeles Review of Books, POETRY, Slate, and World Literature Today.

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Jacqueline Kolosov

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Katinka Kraft

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Nancy Kress

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Megan Kruse

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Stephanie Kuehnert

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Keetje Kuipers