planning ahead

July 26, 2022

As you’re doing your best to stay cool on these scorching summer days, why not look ahead to the cooler months? The 2022 Fall Catalog of Hugo House classes and workshops is now available to explore online or to download as a PDF. Class lengths vary from three-hour generative writing sessions to yearlong manuscript critiques in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, and mixed genre. Fall quarter at Hugo House will be a mixture of in-person and virtual classes.

Poetry and Civic Life

March 10, 2022

Join prominent poets from across the state on Saturday, April 2, 2022, 12:30pm to 2:00pm, for a free public event in celebration of National Poetry Month. “Poetry and Civic Life” is a reading and conversation event that will feature Rena Priest, current Washington State Poet Laureate; Tod Marshall, Spokane poet and Washington State Poet Laureate (2016-2018); Jourdan Imani Keith, Seattle Civic Poet; and Zinnia Hansen, Seattle Youth Poet Laureate. The event will be emceed by Marcie Sillman, co-host of the doubleXposure podcast and former KUOW arts reporter.

The event is free and open to the public. It will take place in person at Hugo House in Seattle and be available to livestream through ArtsWA.

Teach a class at Hugo House

December 15, 2021

Have you been dreaming of a creative writing class you would like to teach? Hugo House in Seattle would like to hear about it. Class proposals for Summer 2022 are open through January 10, 2022. Details on the Hugo House Teacher’s Portal on Submittable.

And by the way, registration for Winter 2022 classes is now open. Browse the catalog for inspiration.

teach at Hugo House!

September 15, 2021

Are you a great teacher? Do you have a literary passion you’d like to share? Hugo House is currently accepting proposals for Spring 2022 classes. Visit the Hugo House Teacher’s Portal on Submittable for complete details and to submit your proposal. The deadline is October 3, 2021.

If your late-spring and summer plans haven’t quite taken shape, this might be a good time to browse the many offerings at Hugo House. The Summer 2021 catalog is now online and registration is open. There are also loads of events, including a free, every-Thursday-in-June Quarantine Write-In with Rena Priest and a free one-hour lunchtime writing Q&A with Rick Barot. The summer write-in events continue in July with Sierra Nelson and August with Jaimie Li. And that’s just a taste of what’s coming up.

sale on classes!

April 15, 2021

If you were thinking about taking a class at Hugo House this spring but hadn’t quite gotten around to signing up, now’s your big chance. Hugo House is having a flash sale, today, April 15, through Sunday, April 18, 2021, (11:59pm Pacific). Sign up now and all classes will be 15% off with the code SPRING21.

There are wonderful courses on offer, including, for example, a single-session course with Kim Stafford (April 16) and another with our new state poet laureate, Rena Priest (April 17).

View the catalog and sign up now with the code SPRING21.

…why not take a class? Wherever you may be in the world, the Hugo House catalog for Winter and Spring offers scores of online classes in poetry, fiction, nonfiction, mixed genre, reading, writing for performance, etc. Whether you want a multi-week class or a one- or two-session intensive, there’s probably something here to expand your vision and your skills.

And while you’re on the Hugo House site, be sure to browse the list of near-daily events — readings, write-ins, Q & A, and much more.

Hugo House has announced the lineup for Word Works: Writers on Writing 2020–2021. “Word Works craft talks focus on writing as process rather than finished product, examining how language works to inspire and provoke new ideas through lectures and live close readings of the writer’s own or others’ work.”

Each program features a different presenter and topic:

  • Porochista Khakpour: Writing Toward & Against Identity – December 4, 2020
  • Lauren Groff: Fiction’s Hidden Architectures – February 5, 2021
  • Jericho Brown: Nonsense and Senselessness – March 5, 2021
  • Melissa Febos: In Praise of the Confessional – April 9, 2021
  • Joy Harjo: Our Songs Came Through – April 23, 2021
  • Russell Banks: Memory, Abandonment, and Betrayal – May 14, 2021

All Word Works events this season will be held online. Series passes and single-event tickets are now available. See the Word Works page for details on the presenters, topics, and tickets.

happening soon!

October 12, 2020

Celebrate Indigenous People’s Day with an evening of powerful words and art, featuring Laura Da’, Sasha LaPointe, Hailey Tayathy, and Arianne True, hosted by D.A. Navoti. Today, Monday, October 12, 2020, 7:00pm. This Hugo House event is free, but you must register for the event link.

fall classes, virtually

August 25, 2020

Registration for fall classes at Hugo House is now open, and if you register by August 31, 2020, you’ll get Early Bird Pricing. All Hugo House classes and events will take place virtually for the remainder of 2020, so you can participate no matter where you are.

The Fall catalog is crammed with inspired instructors offering stimulating classes, from one- and two-session intensives to courses of six to sixteen weeks and even yearlong programs. Subjects cover the gamut: fiction, nonfiction, memoir, poetry, mixed genre, reading, and pretty much everything in between.

As usual, Hugo House also has a busy calendar of readings and writing activities.

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