Write with Hugo House is a free drop-in writing circle for all ages and genres of writing.
Looking for ongoing inspiration, feedback, and ways to connect with other writers? Attend free drop-in writing circles facilitated by established local writers from Hugo House! Bring something you’re working on, or just come ready to write. You will have the opportunity to share your work and get feedback—but only if you want to (no pressure). You can also use this time to increase productivity on your current work in progress, surrounded by fellow writers.
1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Write Together with Amber Flame
An opportunity to break the isolation of the writing life. Each month a prompt and a poetic form to experiment with will be provided, along with space and time to commit to generating new work. Time to share new work with the group will conclude each session.
1st Sunday of each month, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Next Level with Amber Flame
Edit drop-in writing community is an opportunity to develop editing and critique skills in a positive group setting. Each participant will bring a new piece to receive feedback on, with time and support provided to edit and rework in community.
3rd Sunday of each month, 11:00am – 12:30pm
Presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Writes.
All meetings are held from 6:00pm – 7:30pm
Columbia Branch with Brett Hamil
4721 Rainier Ave S, Seattle, WA 98118
February 11 (CANCELLED) | March 18 | April 15 | May 20 | June 17 | July 15 | August 19 | September 16 | October 21 | November 18 | December 16
Brett Hamil is a columnist and cartoonist for City Arts Magazine and editor of EncoreArtsSeattle.com. He’s a nationally touring standup comic and filmmaker whose sketches and political commentary videos have received hundreds of thousands of views on YouTube. He hosts a local political comedy talk show, The Seattle Process with Brett Hamil, at Northwest Film Forum. He lives on Beacon Hill with his wife and two weird-looking dogs.
West Seattle Branch with Jeanine Walker
2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116
February 13 (CANCELLED) | March 13 | April 10 | May 8 | June 12 | July 10 | August 14 | September 11 | October 9 | November 13 | December 11
Jeanine Walker was a 2015 Jack Straw Writer and has published poems in Cimarron Review, Narrative, Pleiades, and Web Conjunctions. She holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston and teaches for Writers in the Schools.
Fremont Branch with Alma García
731 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103
February 19 | March 19 | April 16 | May 21 | June 18 | July 16 | August 20 | September 17 | October 15 | November 19 | December 17
Alma García’s short fiction has appeared in Narrative Magazine, Kweli Journal, and Bluestem, among others. She holds an MFA from the University of Arizona and has received numerous writing awards. Her novel is currently under consideration at several publishing houses.
Yoga for Writers
Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Mondays from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Looking for a way to clear your mind, move your body, relax your nervous system, and get your creative juices flowing again? This is the place. Whether you’ve never done yoga before or are a regular practitioner, there will be options available to you in this class. You’ll leave feeling re-energized, so you can do your best work off the mat. Bring: yourself, and a yoga mat. That’s it!
Upcoming Dates: 2/25, 3/4, 3/11, 3/18, 3/25, 4/1, 4/8, 4/15, 4/22, 4/29
Pay what you like! All donations support Hugo House.
Lucy, MFA, RYT 200, is a poet and yogi. She believes yoga is for every body. Lucy opens and closes her classes with a poem, filling the in-between with a sweet blend of strengthening and restorative poses, and a joke or two. You’ll leave her classes feeling revived, and rooted in your native creative power.