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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    Nazry Bahrawi

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    Blake Bailey

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    Quenton Baker

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    Quenton Baker and Emma Törzs

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    Jamaica Baldwin

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    Anna Bálint

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    Leah Baltus

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    Taneum Bambrick

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    Russell Banks

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    Melinda Bargreen

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    Catherine Barnett

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    Rick Barot

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    Colleen Barry

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    Ebo Barton

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    Neal Bascomb

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    Ellen Bass

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    Rick Bass

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    Natalie Baszile

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    Gabrielle Bates

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    Erica Bauermeister

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    Janée Baugher

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    Charles Baxter

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    Emily Bedard

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Nazry Bahrawi

Nazry Bahrawi is an academic and translator from Singapore currently residing in Seattle. He teaches modules on Southeast Asian science and speculative fiction as well as racial narratives from the region at the University of Washington-Seattle, where he is an assistant professor. Nazry is the editor and translator of Singa-Pura-Pura, a short story anthology of Malay speculative fiction. He has translated Lost Nostalgia and Lorong Buang Kok, The Musical from Malay to English. He is an editor-at-large at Wasafiri magazine and the essay & research editor for the Journal of Practice, Research and Tangential Activities (PR&TA).

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Blake Bailey

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librecht baker

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Quenton Baker

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Quenton Baker and Emma Törzs

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Jamaica Baldwin

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Anna Bálint

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Leah Baltus

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Taneum Bambrick

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Russell Banks

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Melinda Bargreen

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Catherine Barnett

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Rick Barot

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Colleen Barry

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Ebo Barton

Pronouns: they/he
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Neal Bascomb

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Ellen Bass

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Rick Bass

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Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile's debut novel Queen Sugar has been adapted into a TV series by the same name, which was recently renewed for its sixth season on Oprah Winfrey's OWN cable network. Queen Sugar was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s Best Books of 2014, was long-listed for the Crooks Corner Southern Book Prize, and nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Natalie has a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The Rumpus.net, Mission at Tenth, The Best Women’s Travel Writing Volume 9, and O: The Oprah Magazine. Her second book, a work of nonfiction titled We Are Each Other’s Harvest: Celebrating African American Farmers, Land, and Legacy was released just last month by Amistad, an imprint of HarperCollins.

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Gabrielle Bates

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Erica Bauermeister

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Janée Baugher

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Charles Baxter

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Emily Bedard