fbpx

Loading Events

← Back to Events

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.

October 2018

Natalie Diaz: Self-Portraits | Beyond the Frame

October 6, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Much of the foundational imagery and contemporary, often-stereotypical understanding possessed by white America about Native Americans comes from the work of Edward S. Curtis, the Seattle-based photographer who undertook a decades-long ethnographic survey of Native culture in the turn-of-the-century. Documenting…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

October 9, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

Lit Crawl 2018 | After Party

October 11, 2018 at 10:00 PM - October 12, 2018 at 12:00 AM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Bring Seattle's booziest literary night to an end with the Lit Crawl 2018 After Party.   After an evening mingling with the city's literati, celebrate Lit Crawl 2018 with music, drinks, and more. Try the special Lit Crawl cocktail, pick…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

October 16, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

Ted Chiang & Karen Joy Fowler in Conversation

October 16, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Two lyrical masters of science fiction in conversation.   Ted Chiang, one of the most influential science-fiction writers of his generation, has won 27 major awards in the genre including four Nebula awards, four Hugo awards, and four Locus awards.…

Find out more »

Word Works: Elizabeth George on Process

October 18, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

For writers, there is little more fascinating than seeing another writer's process laid out like an instruction manual. For close readers, learning a beloved author's way of working is like discovering the secret to a magician's trick. New York Times-bestselling…

Find out more »

Bushwick Book Club: Original Music Inspired by Sherlock Holmes

October 19, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Bushwick Book Club presents an evening of music inspired by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's Adventures of Sherlock Holmes. You’ve seen the movies. You’ve watched the show. Maybe you think you know Holmes — but until you’ve heard this show, dear…

Find out more »

Mixed Bag: A Comedy and Music Show

October 20, 2018 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

  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, and stop motion animation in Mixed Bag,…

Find out more »

Half-Breed with PC Muñoz

October 22, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Tickets: $10  Half-Breed is a sound-and-text performance exploring and examining historical and contemporary perceptions of multiracial people and mixed-race identity. Created and performed by San Francisco-based poet and musician PC Muñoz, Half-Breed began with a fellowship at The Loft Literary…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

October 23, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

BOA Editions Showcase: Bruce Beasley, Marcelo Hernandez Castillo, Keetje Kuipers & Laura Read

October 25, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

BOA Editions is a nonprofit publisher of poetry and other literary works, based in Rochester, New York. Known for cultivating and publishing new and established poets and authors of unique literary talent, BOA has championed such writers as Carolyn Kizer,…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

October 30, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

November 2018

Vicinity/Memoryall: Christine Deavel & J.W. Marshall on Playwriting

November 4, 2018 at 3:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Christine Deavel and J.W. Marshall are known as the founders, in 1995, of Open Books, the poetry-only bookstore in Wallingford. They’re also known for poetry collections, Woodnote (winner of the Washington State Book Award) and Meaning a Cloud (winner of…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers — CANCELLED TONIGHT

November 6, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

This session is cancelled tonight. Join us next week! Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays from 5:30pm-6:30pm. Looking for a way to clear your mind, move your body, relax your nervous…

Find out more »

Hugo Literary Series: Lauren Groff, R.O. Kwon, Kim Fu, and Shelby Earl

November 9, 2018 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Readings by Katie Ford and Rae Armantrout

November 11, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

In her fourth collection, If You Have to Go (Graywolf Press), poet Katie Ford – "among the best poets of our generation" (Shane McCrae) – taps into the radical power of the sonnet form. Joining Ford is Pulitzer Prize-winning poet…

Find out more »

Eileen Myles: Evolution

November 12, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Eileen Myles reads from Evolution (Grove/Atlantic), their first all-new collection of poems since 2011's Snowflake/different streets–and following Afterglow (a dog memoir), as well as the volume of selected poems, I Must Be Living Twice. With Evolution, we find the eminent, exuberant…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

November 13, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

UW Castalia

November 14, 2018 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 Marianne Manzler (MFA student), Rachel Hill (MFA student), Piper Daugharty (MFA…

Find out more »

Writers Under the Influence: Ursula K. Le Guin

November 17, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Ursula K. Le Guin (1929–2018) changed the landscape of science fiction – arguably creating a new one – with her intellectual rigor and activist's heart. Her legacy as a writer and female artist is deep and will be lasting. Presented…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

November 20, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

Former Hugo Fellows Showcase

November 27, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States

Five former Hugo Fellows will read their work, showcasing the range of talent that the long-running fellowship program has supported. Steven Barker is the author of the essay collection Now for the Disappointing Part: A Pseudo-Adult’s Decade of Short-Term Jobs,…

Find out more »

Word Works: Natalie Baszile on Place

November 29, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

There's little more satisfying than reading a story that tips you headfirst into another world. In her breakout debut novel, Queen Sugar (Pamela Dorman Books), writer Natalie Baszile richly evokes the sugarcane plantations of Louisiana. Through meticulous detail, she introduces…

Find out more »

Jeffrey Yang: Reading and in Conversation with Don Mee Choi

November 30, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Situated in the outreaches of Southwest Texas, the town of Marfa has long been an oasis for artists, ranchers, and immigrants looking for work, while the ghosts of the indigenous and the borders between languages and nations are apparent everywhere.…

Find out more »

December 2018

Rebecca Makkai: Researching into the Void | Craft Talk

December 1, 2018 at 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Unless every character you write is exactly like you, fiction involves writing across difference. Those differences might be ones of identity and demographics, or they might be ones of knowledge, experience, setting, and historical era. With so much valid concern…

Find out more »

Write-O-Rama

December 8, 2018 at 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

December 11, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

December 18, 2018 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Tuesday, repeating until December 18, 2018

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers (YFW) is a weekly, all-levels yoga class at Hugo House on Tuesdays 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…

Find out more »

January 2019

Release Party: PageBoy Magazine, Issue 10

January 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

  Shawna, Ann Gale. PageBoy Magazine has always had its finger on the pulse of contemporary trends—and its tenth issue is no exception. While brainstorming for the issue, PageBoy decided to work with the well-known paradox that through formal constraint, a…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

January 7, 2019 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until March 18, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

January 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until March 18, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until March 18, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

[Tasveer South Asian LitFest] Amitava Kumar on Immigrant, Montana

January 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

In this session, author Amitava Kumar will read from his widely acclaimed novel, Immigrant, Montana (2018)—called "whip-smart" and "arresting" by Kirkus and Booklist. Immigrant, Montana tells the story of a young new immigrant to the United States in search of love:…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

January 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

UW Castalia

January 16, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 Chelsea Hernandez (MFA student), Emma Aylor (MFA student), Eric Chu (MFA student), Rebecca…

Find out more »

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

January 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Marking two years since the launch of the series (and two years since the inauguration), Hugo House and Write Our Democracy present a special Winter Write-In: State of the Union. Writers from around Washington State will gather to write, speak,…

Find out more »

The Dakota Winters: Tom Barbash reads with Jess Walter

January 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Join Tom Barbash and Jess Walter as they celebrate the release of Barbash’s latest novel, The Dakota Winters, an evocative novel about a family living in New York City’s famed Dakota apartment building in the year leading up to John Lennon’s…

Find out more »

Short Story Form and Function: Five Seattle Short Fiction Writers in Conversation

January 24, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Join us for this exploration of the short story and its continued unique and essential role in the scope of fiction. These five short fiction writers will discuss their own approaches to short fiction craft, celebrating the story for its…

Find out more »

Bushwick Book Club: Original Music Inspired by James Baldwin’s Another Country

January 26, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Bushwick Book Club presents an evening of music inspired by James Baldwin's Another Country. Baldwin’s pathbreaking, bestselling classic gets a 21st century response. Bushwick performers include Stephanie Anne Johnson, Reggie Garrett, Aaron Starkey, Sierra Golden, and more. Tickets: $10 In…

Find out more »

Yoga for Writers

January 28, 2019 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 5:30 PM on Monday, repeating until April 30, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

The Body and Place: a reading with Michele Bombardier, Tara Hardy, and Gary Copeland Lilley

January 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

  Join these three writers as they read from work that explores ideas of place, embodiment, and how the two intersect. About the Readers Gary Copeland Lilley’s The Bushman’s Medicine Show is the fourth of his poetry collections in addition…

Find out more »

February 2019

Yoga for Writers – Cancelled

February 4, 2019 at 5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Yoga for Writers on Sunday, 2/4, is cancelled. Hugo House will be closed due to snow. 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…

Find out more »

Where the Horse Takes Wing: a Madeline DeFrees Celebration and Book Launch

February 7, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

You’re invited to a book release party for Where the Horse Takes Wing: The Uncollected Poems of Madeline DeFrees (Two Sylvias Press, 2019). Anastacia-Renee, Susan Rich, Vanessa DeWolf, Abigail Pollokoff, Arianne True, Natasha Kochicheril Moni, and Belle Randall will join editor…

Find out more »

Works in Progress – Cancelled!

February 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

This event is cancelled due to weather! 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…

Find out more »

UW Castalia

February 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 Devon Houtz (MFA student), Jasmine Khaliq (MFA student), Erin L. McCoy (alumna; poetry), Pimone…

Find out more »

The Last Romantics: Book Release Party with Tara Conklin

February 19, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Celebrate the release of Tara Conklin’s latest New York Times bestseller, The Last Romantics (Harper Collins, 2019). The evening will begin with a 7 pm reading from the novel at Elliott Bay Book Company, followed by a party in the Hugo House Salon…

Find out more »

Feminism and the Body: A Reading and Conversation with Sophia Shalmiyev and Claire Dederer

February 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Celebrating the release of her debut memoir, Mother Winter, Portland-based writer Sophia Shalmiyev will join fellow memoirist Claire Dederer, author of Love and Trouble, for a reading from their books and a conversation on feminism, the body, motherhood, and other overlapping themes…

Find out more »

March 2019

Bushwick Book Club: Seattle7Writers

March 2, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Bushwick Book Club presents an evening of music inspired by Seattle7Writers. This annual collaboration with Seattle7Writers features 3 Seattle7Writers, each partnered with 3 musicians. That's three authors and nine musicians! All twelve of them will be at the event to…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

March 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

WLA Frolic

March 8, 2019 at 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Attention authors and other artists—we want to meet you! Join the Washington Lawyers for the Arts (WLA) for an evening of art and community connection at Hugo House. This event is for all artists and anyone who would like to connect,…

Find out more »

Lit Jam: A Night of Words & Music

March 8, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Hear these authors and musicians blur the lines between poetry, prose and the blues. Featuring poet Kim Addonizio on blues harmonica and jazz flute, novelist Sam Ligon and poet Gary Copeland Lilley on guitar and vocals, author Kristen Millares Young…

Find out more »

Mixed Bag: A Comedy and Music Show

March 9, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

  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…

Find out more »

Hit Submit!

March 11, 2019 at 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

UW Castalia

March 13, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 Areej Quraishi (MFA student), Alex Turner (MFA student), Dilara Elbir (MFA student), Sierra Nelson (alumna;…

Find out more »

Hugo Literary Series: Benjamin Percy, Vanessa Hua, Keetje Kuipers, and SassyBlack

March 15, 2019 at 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

March 18, 2019 at 6:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

The Intimacy of Distance: Creating a Writing Practice through Correspondence

March 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Business Bootcamp for Writers—Apply by 3/9!

March 24, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Literary Friendship: Erica Jong and Kim Dower

March 31, 2019 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

April 2019

Works in Progress

April 1, 2019 at 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

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

April 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Hit Submit!

April 8, 2019 at 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

UW Castalia

April 10, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

April 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

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

April 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

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

April 23, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Seattle Arts & Lectures Presents: Local Voices

April 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Local Voices presents a unique opportunity to eavesdrop on the works of SAL’s Writers in the Schools resident writers. These locally acclaimed novelists, poets, essayists, and storytellers come together to read from their own works-in-progress, and inspire the same craft…

Find out more »

May 2019

Cephalopod Appreciation Society

May 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Word Works: Min Jin Lee on Having Faith

May 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

May 6, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

UW Castalia

May 8, 2019 at 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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;…

Find out more »

Shifting Borders: Placemaking in Speculative Nonfiction

May 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Most people have heard of speculative fiction, but the term “speculative nonfiction” seems paradoxical. However, a growing number of nonfiction writers are interested in the speculative—the impossible, the contradictory, the world not as it is, but as it could be.…

Find out more »

Mixed Bag: A Comedy and Music Show

May 11, 2019 at 8:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

  Doors and drinks at 7 p.m. | Show at 8 p.m. Early bird tickets $8; $12 at the door. Seattle's husband and wife comedy-music duo return for another evening of sketch comedy, live music, literary arts and stop motion…

Find out more »

Hit Submit!

May 13, 2019 at 6:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

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

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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,…

Find out more »

Bushwick Book Club: Walt Whitman’s Leaves of Grass

May 18, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Celebrating Whitman’s timeless poetry on the 200th anniversary of his birth. Bushwick performers include: Claudia Castro Luna, Amanda Winterhalter, Sierra Golden, Joy Mills, Julia Massey, Carrie Wicks, Aaron Starkey, Sean Morse, and more. Tickets: $10 In eight previous seasons, The…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

May 20, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

Word Works: Steve Almond on Rendering the Interior Life

May 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

UW Bothell MFA Presents: The Writing Life

May 22, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

All your questions answered! Hosted by the MFA in Creative Writing and Poetics, University of Washington Bothell, this event brings together MFA alumni and community members to discuss how one builds a creative and literary life in the city of…

Find out more »

Hugo Literary Series: Domingo Martinez, Terese Marie Mailhot, Margaret Malone, and Bryan John Appleby

May 24, 2019 at 7:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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…

Find out more »

Celebration of Northwest Native Writers

May 26, 2019 at 11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Native writers from all across the Northwest are rocking and shaping the world. From longstanding Northwest legends to new breakout artists, there’s a legacy of phenomenal and powerful voices and narratives emerging from Northwest tribal and urban Native communities. Join…

Find out more »

Black on Craft: Gabriel Teodros and Nikkita Oliver

May 28, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Black on Craft: Conversations on How to Get By Thrive Curated and hosted by Hugo House poet-in-residence Amber Flame, Black on Craft is a space to celebrate Black excellence and hear Black writers and creatives discuss the hows, whys, and methodologies of…

Find out more »

June 2019

Works in Progress

June 3, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

A Sand Book: An Evening with Ariana Reines

June 12, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Join us as poet-astrologer Ariana Reines reads from her new collection, A Sand Book. A Sand Book is a poetry collection in nine parts, a travel guide that migrates from wildfires to hurricanes, tweety bird to the president, lust to aridity, desertification…

Find out more »

Woodland Launch: Words by Knox Gardner, Music by Aaron Otheim

June 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Join us as we celebrate the launch of Woodland, a book of poetry and music by Knox Gardner and Aaron Otheim. Started during the early season fires of 2017 in British Columbia, written that burning year, and finished as the Camp…

Find out more »

VOW: Voices of Womxn Salon

June 14, 2019 at 5:30 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Vow to make a better world for the work of womxn. This literary salon is an opportunity for women and womxn-identified writers, readers, and literary enthusiasts to share stories, ideas, and business cards. Bring friends and meet new ones. The bar will…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

June 17, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

Summer Write-In with Write Our Democracy

June 22, 2019 at 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

On June 22, join Write Our Democracy for a Summer Write-In. Unlike typical readings, the “Write-In” provides the space to write and respond to the readings and materials to reach out to local and national politicians. With readings by some…

Find out more »

Clarion West Presents: A Reading by Elizabeth Hand

June 25, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Join us and Clarion West Writers Workshop for a reading by award-winning author, Elizabeth Hand. About the Author Elizabeth Hand is the bestselling author of fourteen genre-spanning novels and five collections of short fiction and essays. Her work has received…

Find out more »

July 2019

Works in Progress

July 1, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

Clarion West Presents: A Reading by Amal El-Mohtar

July 9, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Join us and Clarion West Writers Workshop for a reading by poet and fiction writer, Amal El-Mohtar. About the Author   Amal El-Mohtar is an award-winning writer of fiction, poetry, and criticism. Her stories and poems have appeared in magazines…

Find out more »

Open Books Series: Dana Levin & Natalie Scenters-Zapico

July 11, 2019 at 7:00 PM
Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

Join us and Open Books for a reading featuring two tremendous poets: Dana Levin and Natalie Scenters-Zapico!   Dana Levin’s poetry and essays have appeared in many anthologies and magazines, including Best American Poetry 2015, The New York Times, Los Angeles Review of Books,…

Find out more »

Works in Progress

July 15, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

August 2019

Works in Progress

August 5, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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

August 19, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

September 2019

Works in Progress

September 16, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

October 2019

Works in Progress

October 7, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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

October 21, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

November 2019

Works in Progress

November 4, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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

November 18, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »

December 2019

Works in Progress

December 2, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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, 2019 at 7:00 PM
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day First of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

An event every month that begins at 7:00 PM on day Third of the month, repeating until December 31, 2019

Hugo House, 1634 11th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98122 United States
+ Google Map

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 »
+ Export Events