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1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

June 2016

Challenging Pride: A Reading

June 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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A preview of a new fall series, CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Queer Writers in Conversation, hosted and curated by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Please note this event takes place at 1021 Columbia Street on First Hill at our temporary home. Hugo House opens…

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July 2016

Pacifica Literary Review Issue #8 Release Party

July 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The Pacifica Literary Review is a biannual Seattle literary arts magazine publishing poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, photography, and art. Join them in celebrating the release of their Summer 2016 issue! Matt Kelsey, Dacia Price, Lillian Nicerkson, Robert Lashley and Kathleen…

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A Reading of Indigenous Writers: Elissa Washuta, Tommy Pico, Demian DinéYazhi’

July 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Late addition! We're pleased to welcome three indigenous writers to our stage: local author and former Made at Hugo House fellow Elissa Washuta, whose formally inventive memoir, My Body Is a Book of Rules, was a finalist for the Washington…

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August 2016

Hugo Housewarming & BBQ

August 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Now that we're settled into our new space on First Hill, we're throwing a housewarming party—and putting our new backyard to good use! We'll be grilling up food (first come, first served) generously provided by our new neighbors, George's Sausage…

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September 2016

Megan Snyder-Camp: Wintering and The Gunnywolf

September 1, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Seattle poet Megan Snyder-Camp will read from two new anticipated collections, Wintering (Tupelo Press) and Gunnywolf (Bear Star Press). Open Books will have copies of both books for sale, and the bar will be open. Praise for The Gunnywolf: "Syntactically…

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Ange Mlinko: A Bagley Wright Lecture Series Event

September 8, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Presented in partnership with the Bagley Wright Lecture Series on Poetry Poetry at Sea A discussion of the paradox that for a certain strand of the poetic tradition, language is a complete conflation of the cerebral and the erotic: that…

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Beacon Bards

September 14, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Featuring emerging and established poets, Beacon Bards is a laid-back quarterly series that Paul Constant of The Seattle Review of Books has called "Seattle's literary back porch." Tonight, David J.Daniels, Keetje Kuipers, Rachel Moritz, and Tiffany Midge will all grace…

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30/30 Kick-Off

September 22, 2016 at 6:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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"One simple thing about writing: it is like shooting a basketball. You've got to stay in shape and practice to do it well." –Richard Hugo 30/30 is a write-a-thon designed to help you build a regular writing practice while raising…

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Writing for a Cause: Muatasim Qazi, Frederica Jansz, and Mike Lewis on Censorship

September 29, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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With every new day, it seems there's something new to translate into writing: if it's not about gun violence, it's about homelessness. If it's not about homelessness, it's about police brutality. If it's not about police brutality, it's about women's…

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October 2016

International Writing Program Fall Residency Reading

October 4, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Join us to hear writers from South Africa, Iraq, Finland, and Singapore all in one evening—a unique opportunity to learn about other cultures, their writing styles, and what drives them spiritually and politically. As residents of the University of Iowa's…

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CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Rebecca Brown and C. Davida Ingram

October 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Tonight is the first event in the new series CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Queer Writers in Conversation, hosted and curated by Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Washington State Book Award-winning writer Rebecca Brown and Stranger Genius Award-winning artist C. Davida…

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What I Didn’t Know: True Stories of Becoming a Teacher | Anthology Launch

October 8, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Whether in the Mississippi Delta or Malawi; Alaska or Los Angeles; whether in their first day or their tenth year on the job—educators take on challenges every day, big and small, from moving back into a school building after a…

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The Art of the Science Essay with Michelle Nijhuis

October 19, 2016 at 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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$5 general admission at the door | Free to NSWA and Hugo House members  Presented in partnership with the Northwest Science Writers Association. This event is nearly full. Anyone who is not on the RSVP list, or who arrives more…

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Jane Wong Book Launch: Overpour

October 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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From the recent American Poetry Review's Stanley Kunitz Memorial Prize win to being named a finalist for Poetry's Ruth Lilly and Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship, Seattle-based poet Jane Wong has been receiving much-deserved attention as of late, even catching the…

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Floating Bridge Press Chapbook Reading

October 30, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Winner of Floating Bridge Press' 2016 Washington State Chapbook Competition, Kate Peterson, will read from her new collection, Grist, a book that navigates between the breakable body and the enduring spirit while intertwining musicality with brutal honesty. Also reading are finalists…

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November 2016

CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Vivek Shraya and Chase Joynt

November 2, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The monthly series hosted and curated by Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore continues with November's installment, featuring Toronto-based moving-image artist and writer Vivek Shraya and Toronto-based artist, filmmaker, and writer Chase Joynt. The Globe and Mail called Chase…

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Steven Barker: ‘Now for the Disappointing Part’ Book Launch

November 10, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Former Made at Hugo House fellow Steven Barker's debut book, Now for the Disappointing Part: A Pseudo-Adult's Decade of Short-Term Jobs, Long-Term Relationships, and Holding Out for Something Better (Skyhorse Publishing), chronicles his life moving from job to job as…

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Light and Love: Poets for Dignity and Visibility featuring Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo

November 11, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Los Angeles poet Xochitl-Julisa Bermejo's recent collection, Posada: Offerings of Witness and Refuge (Sundress Publications), focuses on celebrating her family's immigration story to Boyle Heights, Los Angeles, in the 1950's and speaking out on human atrocities occurring today at the Arizona-Mexico…

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Community Writing Circle

November 12, 2016 at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Please join us for an open writing time to write about post-election feelings: whether grief, hope, fear, rage, despair, or courage. Come and write in one of the open spaces in the House, or take part in a writing circle…

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Kathryn Nuernberger and Maya Jewell Zeller: Taxidermy Mermaids, the Vegetable Lamb of Tartary, and other Marvels

November 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Poets Kathryn Nuernberger and Maya Jewell Zeller will share the stage and read from their most recent collections. Winner of the 2015 James Laughlin Award, Nuernberger's collection, The End of Pink (BOA Editions) is populated by strange characters—Bat Boy, automatons,…

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Ed Skoog: Run the Red Lights

November 16, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Washington State Book Award-winning poet Ed Skoog (Rough Day) reads from his newest collection, Run the Red Lights (Copper Canyon Press). "Run the red lights" were the last words the musician Alex Chilton spoke to his wife on the way…

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Made at Hugo House 2015–2016 Final Reading

November 17, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The Made at Hugo House fellows, part of our program that provides support to emerging writers, will read from their respective writing projects. Hear new work from poet Quenton Baker, fiction writer John Englehardt, writer Kathy Harding, poet Sierra Golden,…

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December 2016

Quenton Baker: This Glittering Republic

December 9, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Poet, educator, and 2015–2016 Made at Hugo House fellow Quenton Baker reads from his debut collection, This Glittering Republic (Willow Books). Baker's work focuses on the fact of blackness in American society. Following Baker's Hugo Lit Series performance, Paul Constant…

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Seattle Fiction Federation No. 8

December 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Join us for another evening of fiction, open mic genius, and mad science, featuring Steve Sibra, Anca L. Szilágyi, Donna Miscolta, and SFF No. 7's open mic champion Lucy Hitz. Steve Sibra reads regularly around the Seattle area and has…

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January 2017

CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Queer Writers in Conversation | Sarah Galvin with David Schmader

January 4, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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This event is free and open to the public. Information on accessibility and getting here can be found on the FAQ page. Local lit favorites Sarah Galvin and David Schmader join host and curator Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore for CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Queer…

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Joshua Mohr: Sirens

January 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Free | Information on accessibility and getting to Hugo House can be found on the FAQ page. With vulnerability, grit, and hard-won humor, acclaimed novelist Joshua Mohr (All This Life, winner of the Northern California Book Award) returns with his…

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February 2017

CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Queer Writers in Conversation | John Whittier Treat, Evan J. Peterson, and Julene Tripp Weaver

February 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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This event is free and open to the public. Information on accessibility and getting to Hugo House can be found here. Writer and critic John Whittier Treat (The Rise and Fall of the Yellow House) was a witness to the…

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September 2017

Rowan Hisayo Buchanan: Harmless Like You

September 8, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Presented by The Elliott Bay Book Company Rowan Hisayo Buchanan's novel, Harmless Like You (W.W. Norton), takes us into the lives of a Japanese woman and of the son she abandoned as a toddler 30 years earlier. Well received both…

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Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello Book Launch with Arlene Kim & EJ Koh

September 10, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Marci Calabretta Cancio-Bello will read from her debut full-length collection, Hour of the Ox (University of Pittsburgh, Pitt Poetry Series), winner of the 2015 Donald Hall Prize in Poetry. ​Cancio-Bello examines the multiplicity of distance, wanderlust, and grief at the intersection…

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Mastering the Art & Business of Freelancing | Co-Presented by Northwest Science Writers Association

September 19, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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$5 admission at door | Free to NSWA and Hugo House members Presented in partnership with the Northwest Science Writers Association According to the Freelancers Union, 54 million Americans are freelancers. What does it take to start—and maintain—a successful freelance…

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E.J. Koh Book Launch: A Lesser Love

September 23, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Poet E.J. Koh reads from her debut collection, A Lesser Love, winner of the Pleiades Press Editors Prize for Poetry. Join us for poetry, music, and book giveaways! Paul Constant and Martin McClellan, founders of The Seattle Review of Books…

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Frances McCue: Timber Curtain | Book Launch

September 28, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Co-sponsored by Elliott Bay Book Company Frances McCue—one of Hugo House's founders—will read from her new book, Timber Curtain (Chin Music Press), which collects poems originally written as narration for McCue's forthcoming (2018) documentary Where the House Was. The evening…

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October 2017

International Writing Program Fall Residency Reading

October 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Free to the public. Hear writers from Hong Kong, India, Thailand, and Niger all in one evening—a unique opportunity to learn about writers from other cultures, their writing styles, and what drives them spiritually and politically. As residents of the…

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Made at Hugo House 2016-2017 Final Reading

October 6, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The 2016-2017 Made at Hugo House fellows will read from the projects they've worked on throughout the fellowship year with help from Hugo House staff, instructors, and guest speakers. Hear new work from Gabrielle Bates, Beryl Clark, Katie Lee Ellison,…

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UW Castalia

October 11, 2017 at 7:30 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. October's Castalia will feature prose writer Stephen Kernaghan, poet Garrett Evans, alumnus Alison Stagner, and faculty member Andrew Feld.    

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Lit Crawl Seattle

October 19, 2017 at 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Seattle's booziest book event is back with over 35 events at over 15 venues during one awesome night. Here at Hugo House, we'll have readings happening every hour on the hour. For the full schedule of events, visit Lit Crawl…

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Thalia Field: Experimental Animals | Book Launch

October 21, 2017 at 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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In her novel, Experimental Animals: A Reality Fiction (Solid Objects), Brown professor Thalia Field accomplishes several remarkable things as she blends a massive feat of research—20 years and hundreds of thousands of pages!—and translation (from French) with the study of…

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Two Countries: US Daughters and Sons of Immigrant Parents | Anthology Launch

October 26, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Free to the public. Two-Countries: US Daughters & Sons of Immigrant Parents (Red Hen Press) is an anthology of flash memoir, personal essays, and poetry edited by poet Tina Schumann, herself a child of an immigrant. The collection contains contributions from…

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Lambda Literary Fellows Reading

October 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Six queer writers—each a recipient of a Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Fellowship—will read new work in a fiery evening spanning genres, geography, and gender. Emceed by Hugo House writer-in-residence Amber Flame, the lineup includes Tennessee Jones (New York), Natalia Vigil…

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November 2017

Red Badge Project’s Women Veterans Reading

November 11, 2017 at 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Please join the Red Badge Project for their third annual reading to honor women Veterans of the Red Badge program and witness their stories. This beloved event has limited seating, so the organizers request you to RSVP if you plan…

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William O’Daly: Book of Twilight by Pablo Neruda | Reading & Talk

November 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Co-presented by Copper Canyon Press Poet and translator William O'Daly will read from his ninth book of the poetry of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, Book of Twilight, published by Copper Canyon Press. Following the reading, O'Daly will give a short…

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December 2017

Write-O-Rama

December 9, 2017 at 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Write-O-Rama is your chance to try out several workshops offered by Hugo House teachers all in one writing-packed day. Not only can you sample Hugo House classes and teachers, but you can also try out genres and topics outside your…

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January 2018

UW Castalia

January 10, 2018 at 8:00 PM - 9:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Join us on January 10th for the first Castalia of 2018! Come listen to readings by MFA readers Emma Aylor (poetry),…

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Alicia Eler: The Selfie Generation Book Launch

January 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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What exactly is a selfie, and why are they everywhere?   Whether you happen upon them online or literally run into people taking selfies on the street, the selfie is an elusive yet consistent aspect of how people visually communicate…

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Winter Write-In with Write Our Democracy: State of the Union

January 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Marking one year since the launch of the series (and one year since the inauguration), Hugo House and Write Our Democracy present a special Winter Write-In: State of the Union. Readers from around Washington state will read, followed by an…

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Speak to Me! Volume II

January 25, 2018 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Seattle Civic Poet Anastacia-Renee presents Speak to Me! Volume II. Speak to Me! is a free monthly intergenerational reading series showcasing poets and writers. Stay after the readings for an optional 30-minute generative writing workshop led by Anastacia-Renee and guest facilitators.…

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February 2018

Seattle Fiction Federation #10

February 7, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Seattle Fiction Federation is back featuring three readers—Richard Chiem, Jennifer Haupt, and SFF#9 open mic winner Andrea Eberly. Nine readers will be chosen at random for open mic reads between features, with a vote at the end. The audience favorite…

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Works in Progress Special Tuesday Edition

February 20, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The third Monday is a holiday this February, so we're adding a special Tuesday edition of Works in Progress! Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Cabaret at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress…

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UW Castalia

February 21, 2018 at 7:45 PM - 10:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Join us on January 10th for the first Castalia of 2018! Hear readings from Will Durham (second year poet), Marianne Manzler…

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March 2018

UW Castalia

March 7, 2018 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PST
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Doors open at 7:45pm; readings begin at 8pm. Hear readings from Caleb Braun (first year MFA poet), Piper Lane (first year…

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April 2018

Fernando Pérez: A Song of Dismantling | Book Launch

April 6, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Hugo House (1021 Columbia St) | free In this dynamic debut collection, Fernando Pérez employs lyric and nonce forms to interrogate identity politics and piece together a complex family history. The book embodies fragmentation in form and story, exploring how migration…

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UW Castalia

April 11, 2018 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Doors open at 7:45pm; readings begin at 8pm. Hear readings from Meagan Arthur (MFA student; prose), Patrick Burr (MFA student; prose),…

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[Cancelled] Spring Write-In with Write Our Democracy

April 14, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Note: This event has been cancelled. Please check back for future Write-Ins! Hugo House and Write Our Democracy present a Spring Write-In—part of a quarterly series supporting free speech and the value of arts in our community. Write-Ins include select…

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Alexander Chee: How to Write an Autobiographical Novel

April 23, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Presented in partnership with The Elliott Bay Book Company This event is free. Space is limited; arrive early to ensure a seat! Alexander Chee makes a welcome return to Hugo House to read from his first collection of nonfiction, How…

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Shankar Narayan: Postcards from the New World Chapbook Launch

April 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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This reading is presented in partnership with 4Culture through the Claiming Space project, which aims to lift the voices of writers of color throughout King County; and Kundiman, dedicated to nurturing generations of writers and readers of Asian American literature. …

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Four Way Books Showcase: Nathan McClain, Bruce Willard, Carol Moldaw, Margaree Little

April 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
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Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Hugo House (1021 Columbia St) | free Four authors join together in a special Four Way Books showcase, celebrating the publication of three new collections: Nathan McClain's Scale, Margaree Little's Rest, and Carol Moldaw's Beauty Refracted.   Photo by Moe…

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May 2018

Geographies of the Land and of the Heart: Maurya Simon & Peggy Shumaker

May 3, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Due to unforeseen circumstances, Peggy Shumaker is no longer able to attend. The work of poets Maurya Simon and Peggy Shumaker is rooted in landscapes, those we inhabit and those that inhabit us. The poems in their newest collections grow…

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UW Castalia

May 9, 2018 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Castalia is a monthly reading series featuring graduate students, faculty, and alumni from the University of Washington MFA program. Doors open at 7:45pm; readings begin at 8pm. Hear readings from Alex Moni-Sauri (MFA student; poetry), Jordyn Murray (MFA student; poetry),…

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Ruth Joffre: Night Beast | Book Launch

May 10, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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"What pure pleasure to recommend to you the debut collection of Ruth Joffre, whose stories are nimble, audacious, and far seeing." – Kelly Link Ruth Joffre (who we are fortunate to have as a frequent Hugo House instructor) celebrates the…

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Made at Hugo House Mid-Year Reading

May 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The 2017-18 Fellows will read from the projects they've been working on during the Made at Hugo House fellowship, part of our program that provides support to emerging writers. Hear new work from Holly DeBevoise, Max Delsohn, Nia Dickens, Kym…

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Innovations in the Contemporary Novel: Michael Mejia, Patrik Sampler, and Anca Cristofovici

May 19, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Independent presses Fiction Collective Two (FC2) and Ninebark Press publish artistically adventurous and avant-garde work, pushing past the arbitrary borders drawn by genre. Tonight, co-founding editor of Ninebark Press, Michael Mejia, reads from his newest novel TOKYO, recently published by…

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Hillary Gravendyk Memorial Reading with Rae Armantrout, Ryan E. Burt, Jeanne Heuving, Rebecca Hoogs & Others

May 20, 2018 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Join us for a special memorial reading from late poet Hillary Gravendyk's posthumous collection,The Soluble Hour (Omnidawn). Poets Rae Armantrout, Ryan E. Burt, Jeanne Heuving, and others will read from Gravendyk's work. Hosted by Rebecca Hoogs with books for sale…

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June 2018

Teach-In with Write Our Democracy

June 9, 2018 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Join us for a teach-in edition of the quarterly Write Our Democracy series.   During the first hour, local writer-activists will lead mini-classes on a particular aspect of literary activism and citizenship. Then, stay afterward for readings to inspire and…

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Youth Poet Laureate Lily Baumgart Book Launch: Admitted to the Personal Ads

June 14, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Celebrate emerging literary talent with Youth Poet Laureate Lily Baumgart, reading from her debut collection, Admitted to the Personal Ads (Penmanship Books, 2018). Lily will be joined by fellow poets Anastacia-Renee, Matt Gano, Aaron Counts, members of the Youth Poet…

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Write-O-Rama

June 16, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM PDT
Hugo House First Hill, 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Write-O-Rama is your chance to try out several workshops offered by Hugo House teachers all in one writing-packed day. Sample Hugo House classes, meet our teachers, and try out genres and topics outside your purview without the pressure of registering…

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