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Write with Hugo House

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.


Presented in partnership with The Seattle Public Library and Seattle Writes. 

Schedule

Write With Hugo House meetings currently take place on Zoom. Registration will open for each month’s dates on the 1st of the month. If you’d prefer not to register by email, please call in at 206.322.7030.

The Library fully complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and provides accommodations by request for physical, and virtual access to library programs, services, and other needs to ensure these resources are available to people with disabilities, Please contact leap@spl.org, at least 7 calendar days in advance to request an accommodation.

All meetings are held from 6:00–7:30pm. Please click the red date you would like to attend to register.

If you’ve registered but cannot attend, please email lily@hugohouse.org so we can free up that space for another writer.

West Seattle Branch with Jeanine Walker
2306 42nd Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116

2021: January 13 | February 10 | March 10 | April 14 | May 12 | June 9 | July 14 | August 11 | September 8 | October 13 | November 10 | December 8

In this group, we’ll focus on generative writing through poetry prompts. The session will begin with introductions and a short warm-up, after which we’ll read two separate poems and write in response to those. At times writers will be invited to create community through sharing words or ideas with other writers in small groups. Attendees will leave the class with 2-3 new drafts of poems. Designed for all writers, this group supports poets as well those working in other genres, as the skills practiced in poetry can be thought of as “cross-training” for memoir and fiction, too. 

Jeanine Walker holds a Ph.D. in Creative Writing from the University of Houston. Her poetry collection, Diagram of Parts, is forthcoming from Groundhog Poetry Press. Her poems have appeared in Chattahoochee Review, New Ohio Review, Prairie Schooner, and elsewhere.

Fremont Branch with Alma García
731 N 35th St, Seattle, WA 98103

2021: January 19 | February 16 | March 16 | April 20 | May 18 | June 15 | July 20 | August 17 | September 21 | October 19 | November 16 | December 21

Our mission during this time of distraction, artistic fatigue, and social isolation is to create a regular time and space for writers to write and to meet each other. In this group, writers introduce themselves and are provided optional fiction, poetry and nonfiction prompts to work on for 60-70 minutes of sustained silent writing time, though they are more than welcome to work on their own projects instead. Small group breakout sessions at the end of our time together encourage participants to share and respond to work generated during the session, or just get to know the other writers in the group. 

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.