Celebrating… soon

August 17, 2018

It’s nearly here: the grand re-opening of Hugo House. Mark your calendar and join the festivities on Saturday, September 22, 2018, 5:00 PM – 8:00 PM, to see the 10,000 square foot space for writers and readers, and to enjoy readings, performances, installations, music, and more. It’s all at 1634 Eleventh Avenue, on the corner of Eleventh and East Olive, in Seattle. See the full line-up and RSVP.

Meanwhile, the Hugo House Fall Catalog is now online and registration will begin soon (with Early Bird pricing August 20 through September 3).

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on poetry

July 27, 2018


“I live for those moments when language itself takes over the enterprise, and insight races ahead of knowledge. Occasionally I have things to say, or there is something I want to describe. But these are not my main reasons for writing.”
Michael Longley
(b. July 27, 1939)

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photo by Bobbie Hanvey

on poetry

July 7, 2018

“There’s a difference between writing about something and living through it.”
Margaret Walker
(July 7, 1915 – November 30, 1998)

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prompts

June 23, 2018

It has been a while since we posted prompts, but this selection of 82 Writing Experiments by Bernadette Mayer, found on Language is a Virus, seemed just too good to pass up. While you’re there, check out the Text Manipulation and Text Generators links in the sidebars.

More on Bernadette Mayer here.

summer at Hugo House

June 3, 2018

The Hugo House summer 2018 course catalog is now online and registration begins this week (June 5 for members and June 12 for non-members). Early Bird Pricing is in effect June 4 through June 18. As usual, the offerings include a wide range of workshops, intensives, courses, and master classes in many writing genres.

Meanwhile, construction continues on the new Hugo House, at 11th and E. Olive on Seattle’s Capitol Hill, and the projected move-in date is September 2018.

on poetry

May 9, 2018


“I suppose I write to get myself writing.”
Dan Chiasson
(b. May 9, 1971)

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Meet De-Canon

May 1, 2018

The De-Canon website says it best:

De-Canon: A Visibility Project is a “pop-up library” and web resource project that will showcase literary art by writers/artists of color. Our goal is to put forth an alternative literary “canon” — or multiple canons — that are inclusive, diverse, and multi-storied in their approach to representation. De-Canon wishes to challenge existing ideas of what constitutes the North American literary canon, especially in our current culture.

Based in Portland, Oregon, De-Canon has an expansive worldview and an ambitious slate of projects, events, and participants. Have a look and a listen.

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