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Hugo House

1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
206.322.7030 https://hugohouse.org

We describe ourselves most often as a writers’ center: a place where writers can come to meet others interested in the craft, take classes, consult with other writers, and attend readings and events. We also offer fellowships and opportunities for writers to work within their craft, such as Made at Hugo House, our two writers-in-residence, and instructorship.

March 2019

The Intimacy of Distance: Creating a Writing Practice through Correspondence

March 22 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Join us as longtime literary co-conspirators Catherine Barnett (Human Hours) and Matthew Zapruder (Why Poetry) read and discuss how their correspondence and the resulting “experiments, process, questions, lies, prose, poetry, deep listening, and results” have shaped and informed their work…

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Business Bootcamp for Writers—Apply by 3/9!

March 24 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Join the Authors Guild Foundation and publishing professionals from Penguin Random House on Sunday, March 24 for this FREE workshop for authors about the business of writing. This one-day intensive workshop will provide you with tools and resources to manage your career and successfully…

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Literary Friendship: Erica Jong and Kim Dower

March 31 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Join us for a reading and conversation about writing and friendship with Erica Jong and Kim Dower—two poets known for writing smart, sassy, sexy poetry. The two have been close friends for over 35 years, and have spent much of…

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April 2019

Works in Progress

April 1 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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Graywolf at 45: A Conversation with Fiona McCrae of Graywolf Press

April 2 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Fiona McCrae, the director and publisher of Graywolf Press, will discuss the press's 45-year history, from sharing a space with Copper Canyon Press in Port Townsend to becoming one of the most renowned literary publishers in the country, whose books…

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Hit Submit!

April 8 at 6:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the second Monday of every month in Salon at 6 pm, Hit Submit! is for writers who want support and accountability as they submit work for publication. This is an opportunity to share resources, act on your intentions,…

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UW Castalia

April 10 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 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 Jordyn Murray (MFA student), Phillip Russell (MFA student), Boston Chandler (MFA student), Kym…

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Works in Progress

April 15 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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Death and Taxes: A Reading with Allison Ellis, Michelle Goodman, Jane Hodges, Brian McGuigan, and Jennifer Worick

April 17 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Join five nonfiction writers as they share work in progress about life’s two great inevitabilities. Allison Ellis, Michelle Goodman, Jane Hodges, Brian McGuigan, and Jen Worick will share work about deaths literal, spiritual, and metaphoric—as well as an IRS audit, a deceased hoarder’s cache of treasures, and…

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The Sacred-Profane Self in Late Capitalism: A Reading with Janaka Stucky and Sarah Galvin

April 23 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Join us on Tuesday, April 23, for a raucous reading of poems that mix the sacred and the profane, the hyperreal with the ecstatic.   Janaka Stucky, the founding editor of indie publisher Black Ocean Press, wrote his latest book…

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May 2019

Cephalopod Appreciation Society

May 1 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Get ready to appreciate the octopus, squid, chambered nautilus, and cuttlefish through poetry, music, film, science, art, and more at this annual all-ages community event. Whether you are already a member of the Cephalopod Appreciation Society (est. 2000 by local poet Sierra…

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Word Works: Min Jin Lee on Having Faith

May 2 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Min Jin Lee’s bestselling second novel Pachinko, a finalist for the National Book Award in 2017, traces a Korean family through seven decades as they struggle through conflict and cultural displacement. Less known is how much of a struggle the…

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Works in Progress

May 6 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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UW Castalia

May 8 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 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 Patrick Burr (MFA student), Tyler Wagner (MFA student), Catherine Bresner (alumna; poetry), David Bosworth (faculty;…

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Mixed Bag: A Comedy and Music Show

May 11 at 8:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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  Doors and drinks at 7 p.m. | Show at 8 p.m. Early bird tickets start at $8 Seattle's husband and wife comedy-music duo return for another evening of sketch comedy, live music, literary arts and stop motion animation in…

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Hit Submit!

May 13 at 6:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 6:00pm on day Second of the month, repeating until May 13, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the second Monday of every month in Salon at 6 pm, Hit Submit! is for writers who want support and accountability as they submit work for publication. This is an opportunity to share resources, act on your intentions,…

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Works in Progress

May 20 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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Word Works: Steve Almond on Rendering the Interior Life

May 21 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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While in graduate school in the 1990s, a friend of Steve Almond’s handed him a novel that fundamentally changed the way he thought about writing. That book was Stoner by John Williams, which follows the travails of a college professor…

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Hugo Literary Series: Domingo Martinez, Terese Marie Mailhot, Rebecca Brown, and Bryan John Appleby

May 24 at 7:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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For the 2018–19 season of Hugo Literary Series—the first in our new home—we're looking back to look forward and asking the writers and musicians to create new things from the old. Each event within the series takes its theme from…

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June 2019

Works in Progress

June 3 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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Works in Progress

June 17 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

Find out more »

July 2019

Works in Progress

July 1 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

July 15 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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August 2019

Works in Progress

August 5 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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Works in Progress

August 19 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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September 2019

Works in Progress

September 16 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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October 2019

Works in Progress

October 7 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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Works in Progress

October 21 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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November 2019

Works in Progress

November 4 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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Works in Progress

November 18 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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December 2019

Works in Progress

December 2 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

December 16 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
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Held on the first and third Monday of every month in the Hugo House Lapis Theater at 7:00 p.m., Works in Progress is an open mic for all writers. Read your work, meet other writers, and find out what’s going…

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