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January 2015

Word Works: Randall Kenan on Place

January 22, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 12:15 am
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Just as your own life is shaped by the places in which you choose to rest and move and exist, so are your character’s lives by the places in which you choose to plop them down. As a man who is black and gay and raised in North Carolina, Randall Kenan is intimately familiar with the tie between person and place. He'll talk about place and how it affects the characters moving through your stories and poems. Fiction writer Jeff…

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This is Your Place: A community conversation about the new Hugo House

January 26, 2015 @ 6:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Hugo House is going to have a new home! Come help us dream up an even more dynamic center for writing and reading and listening. What do you most wish to see in the new Hugo House—whether it's something you hope we continue to have, a practical addition, or a wild wish for something new? We wouldn’t dream of making decisions about our new facility without you: the teachers, the students, the event attendees—the writers. This forum will give you…

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New England Review at Hugo House

January 28, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Hugo House is holding the release party for the New England Review! Readers include Kelli Russell Agodon, Kevin Craft, Michelle Peñaloza, Susan Rich, and Christopher Robinson. The brand-new poetry editor of NER, Rick Barot, will emcee, and copies of the new issue will be available. Kelli Russell Agodon is an award-winning poet, writer, and editor from the Pacific Northwest. Her most recent collection is Hourglass Museum (White Pine Press, 2014) and The Daily Poet: Day-By-Day Prompts for Your Writing Practice,…

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February 2015

Hugo Lit Series: Laugh After Death with Sheila Heti // Rick Kenney // Anastacia Tolbert // Tai Shan

February 6, 2015 @ 7:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

On Feb. 6, you’ll hear three brave authors search for a space straddling laughter and death: Sheila Heti, author of the wildly popular How Should a Person Be?; Richard Kenney, a poet with formal leanings and a precise, original voice; and Seattle poet and documentarian Anastacia Tolbert, plus music from Tai Shan. You can also take classes with the three of them. Check hugohouse.org for more. --- Sheila Heti is the author of five books. Her first was the story…

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Be My Valentine (Or Not): Michelle Peñaloza’s landscape/heartbreak Release Party

February 10, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

What kind of story can a city tell if this isn't just the corner of Broadway and John, but the corner where X learned that Y never really loved him? Or if this isn't just the hospital across the street, but the place where Z told her mother she loved her for the very last time? With poems and maps, Michelle Peñaloza's landscape/heartbreak creates a literary cartography of heartbreak in Seattle. The week of Valentine's Day, commemorate hearts broken and…

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Writers Under the Influence of Rilke

February 12, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

“You must change your life.” So ends one of Rilke’s most famous poems “The Archaic Torso of Apollo,” and it’s a good descriptor for Rilke’s influence, as well. The writer of Letters to a Young Poet, Rilke’s advice and knowledge has resonated well past his death in 1926. Tonight, Rilke’s influence will be honored by poets Kary Wayson, Deborah Woodard, and Shin Yu Pai, along with a reading in German from a Hugo House student. In the gallery, Clare Johnson’s…

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Pacifica #5 Issue Launch Party

February 21, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Pacifica Literary Review is pleased to invite you to help us kick off our fifth print issue! Join us for readings by some outstanding local authors and stay to celebrate this new issue, which by the way, we are so very excited about. Seriously, you are going to love it. This issue features, among other amazing works, our inaugural poetry contest winners and honorable mentions, hand selected by Linda Bierds. Copies of Pacifica will be available for sale. Drinks (alcoholic…

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March 2015

Hugo Lit Series: The Parent Trap | Jess Walter, Tiphanie Yanique, Megan Snyder-Camp, and Alicia Jo Rabins

March 13, 2015 @ 6:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Research shows that people, like never before, really do live for their kids. We live in the era of the helicopter parent. Gone are the days when packs of 9-year-olds ran amok in the park unsupervised. The parent-child relationship has undergone a massive realignment recently—gender roles are changing, too. Everything is changing. Mulling this all over for you on March 13, you’ll find JESS WALTER, National Book Award finalist and The Financial Lives of Poets writer; TIPHANIE YANIQUE, Caribbean fiction…

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Hugo House Residency Showcase

March 19, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Want to see what our writers-in-residence and Made at Hugo House fellows have been up to? Tonight, they will showcase their new work in the Cabaret. The bar will be open, and any books by the residents and fellows will be on sale. Readers Made at Hugo House Fellows Steve Barker (nonfiction) Alex Bleecker (poetry) Jean Burnet (fiction) Laura Da (poetry) Deirdre Lockwood (fiction) For photos and bios, visit the Made at Hugo House page: http://hugohouse.org/get-involved/made-hugo-house/ Writers in Residence Joan…

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April 2015

Buddy Wakefield: Riled Up and Wasted on Light tour

April 4, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Award-winning spoken-word artist Buddy Wakefield is touring! Come see his electrifying show here at Hugo House. Tickets are $10, $5 for students. About Buddy Wakefield BUDDY WAKEFIELD is a three-time world champion spoken word artist featured on the BBC, ABC Radio National, HBO’s Def Poetry Jam, NPR and most recently signed to Ani DiFranco’s Righteous Babe Records. In 2004 he won the Individual World Poetry Slam Finals thanks to the support of anthropologist and producer Norman Lear then successfully defended…

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May 2015

Word Works: Dorianne Laux on Music

May 8, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

In this talk, poet Dorianne Laux examines the musical patterns of poetry. Though there are many formal names for the poetic devices that bring together written word and sounded pattern, the emphasis will be on the syllable and the line. You'll learn to generate new work with rhythm and music of the line as a guiding force. Dorianne Laux’s fifth collection, The Book of Men, is currently available from W.W. Norton. Her fourth book of poems, Facts about the Moon,…

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Wage Slaves: Tales from the Grind

May 11, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Seattle’s favorite reading series about work returns to Hugo House. Elizabeth Austen, Jonathan Evison, Daemond Arrindell, and Jennifer Longo share their stories and poems about labors of love and commerce—from cubicles and classrooms to cemeteries and correctional centers. Sierra Golden and Michelle Goodman emcee. The event is free and the bar will be open serving beer, wine, and cocktails. In keeping with Wage Slaves tradition, free donuts will be served. Readers Elizabeth Austen is the Washington State Poet Laureate for…

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Hugo Lit Series: One Hour [Meg Wolitzer, Justin Torres, Amelia Gray, Abi Grace]

May 29, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

A lot can happen in an hour. Tobias Wolff’s famous short story “Bullet in the Brain” takes place over the span of a few minutes; the second half of the story, in fact, takes place over a fraction of a second. Great storytelling is, in a sense, about managing time within the story—the writer needs to choose when to slow time down, when to speed it up, and when to march along in step. In this unique evening of the…

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I THINK YOU’RE TOTALLY WRONG | David Shields/James Franco | U.S. Film Premiere

May 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Screening Dates: Saturday, May 30, 7 pm Sunday, May 31, 7 pm Monday, June 1, 7 pm Hugo House will hold three screenings of James Franco’s film adaptation of David Shields’s and Caleb Powell’s book, I Think You’re Totally Wrong: A Quarrel. The screenings will begin at 7 p.m. and be followed by a Q&A session with Shields and Powell. The Hugo House screening will serve as the U.S. premiere of I Think You’re Totally Wrong, which had its international…

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June 2015

Are You There God? It’s Me, Karen Carpenter

June 12, 2015 @ 7:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

~We long to be Close to You~ Come get your “Ticket to Ride” back to the year 1973 with an unexpected mashup inspired by The Classic book about growing up “Are You There God? Its me, Margaret.” And the music of the Carpenters. A Story about innocence in an age before the internet where the only way we were exposed to celebrities were either by Rabbit Ear antennas on our new Color Televisions or on that AM/FM radio mom and…

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Book Launch Party for Greg Stump’s DISILLUSIONED ILLUSIONS

June 29, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

+ ART SHOW + BOOK RELEASE + SIGNED BOOKS In June, Fantagraphics is releasing Greg Stump’s debut graphic novel, Disillusioned Illusions, on its Fantagraphics Underground Press imprint – described as a line for “innovative, quirky, idiosyncratic, oddball, experimental, or downright crazy” work. We’re happy to host the (free) book release party for Disillusioned Illusions. Signed books will be available for purchase, and an exhibit of original art will be on display, tracing the evolution of the characters from mini-comics inception…

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July 2015

Book Launch Party for Sonya Lea’s WONDERING WHO YOU ARE

July 9, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Sonya Lea's new memoir, WONDERING WHO YOU ARE, braids the story of Lea's and her husband's relationship before and after he emerges from a surgery with no memory of their life together. The story follows their exploration of a marriage no longer grounded in shared memories. "An amazing accomplishment. Every page sparkles with wisdom, candor, insight, and love." Christopher Ryan, author of Sex At Dawn: How We Mate, Why We Stray, and What it Means for Modern Relationships Hugo House…

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SIDEWINDERS by Basil Kreimendahl

July 16, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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An event every week that begins at 8:00pm on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, repeating until August 1, 2015

Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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In the Northwest premiere of this existential transgender wild western by award winning playwright Basil Kreimendahl, Dakota and Bailey find themselves stranded in a strange barren land. While Dakota worries about how the two get home, Bailey is more concerned with the matter of their sexual identity. Guided by the majestic gender sherpa Sandy and their servant Sam, the two discover that true love does not come from your genitalia, but from your heart. Tickets are $10 - $15 online…

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SIDEWINDERS by Basil Kreimendahl

July 21, 2015 @ 8:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
$15

In the Northwest premiere of this existential transgender wild western by award winning playwright Basil Kreimendahl, Dakota and Bailey find themselves stranded in a strange barren land. While Dakota worries about how the two get home, Bailey is more concerned with the matter of their sexual identity. Guided by the majestic gender sherpa Sandy and their servant Sam, the two discover that true love does not come from your genitalia, but from your heart. Tickets are $10 - $15 online…

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September 2015

Wage Slaves: Tales from the Grind

September 16, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Seattle’s favorite reading series about work is back with another installment. Anastacia Renee Tolbert, Bruce Barcott, Kate Lebo, Sam Ligon, and Brian McGuigan share their stories and poems about labors of love and commerce—from pot shops and pie racks to racism, parenting, and the local lit scene. Sierra Golden and Michelle Goodman emcee. The event is free and the bar will be serving beer, wine, and cocktails. In keeping with Wage Slaves tradition, free Top Pot donuts will be served.…

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David Schmader’s One-Man Show: A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem

September 19, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

O N E N I G H T O N L Y A whipsmart comedy about unfunny things, A Short-Term Solution to a Long-Term Problem is writer and performer David Schmader’s solo play, first performed in 2012. The play is about the dramatic life upheaval that drove Schmader to spend a decade “living every day like it’s your last!” Based on Schmader’s autobiographical performance at a Hugo House Lit Series event, the play was commissioned to share Schmader’s profoundly ridiculous…

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October 2015

A Salty Reading

October 22, 2015 @ 6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

An APRIL reading by well-seasoned writers Sonya Vatomsky, Richard Chiem, and Princess Charming, discussing all things salty and salt-related. Free salt & vinegar chips! For the complete Lit Crawl Seattle line-up, please go here: http://litcrawl.org/seattle/2015-schedule About the Writers Cabaret queen Princess Charming and her quirky accompanist have delighted audiences with their enchanting blend of story and song at venues/events such as Chop Suey, Bacon Strip, Pony Bar & Patio, and APRIL Festival’s “A Poet, A Playwright, A Novelist, and A…

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November 2015

Jonathan Lethem in Conversation with David Shields

November 13, 2015 @ 8:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Jonathan Lethem, MacArthur fellow and New York Times best-selling writer, will discuss and read from his current project, a book involving surgery, the body, and mortality. Later, David Shields, New York Times best-selling author of The Thing About Life is That One Day You’ll Be Dead, will join him in conversation. The two also shared space in a famous Lethem essay for Harper’s called “Ecstasy of Influence.” The event is $10 general admission, $5 for members. The bar will be…

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May 2016

LAST EVENT AT OLD HUGO HOUSE: Literary Series

May 20, 2016 @ 7:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Cliché: The Writing’s on the Wall Meaning: a premonition or indication of the inevitable This is it! THE LAST EVENT at the old Hugo House building. Bring a writerly friend or five to celebrate the life of Hugo House. After the show, feel free to stick around to have a drink and perhaps break into a spontaneous rendition of Auld Lang Syne. Before we bid adieu, though, we have a stellar lineup of writers presenting new work: novelist Jenny Offill;…

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August 2016

Hugo Housewarming & BBQ

August 19, 2016 @ 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Now that we're settled into our new space on First Hill, we're throwing a housewarming—and putting our new backyard to good use! We'll be grilling up food generously provided by our new neighbors, George's Sausage & Delicatessen and Stockbox Neighborhood Grocery. Plus, PBR will be plentiful for just $1/can. Play some yard games and win prizes, then wander inside for an impromptu tour. Staff will be on hand to answer questions or help you decide which fall class you should…

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September 2016

TransFics + Love Bites at Hugo House

September 23, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Join us at Hugo House for an evening celebrating LGBTQ stories with the two programs--TransFics & Love Bites. This event is free and open to the public. TransFics – 7pm – 8pm Join us from 7pm – 8pm as we celebrate the fiction of trans, genderqueer, and nonbinary authors. Enjoy hearing the tall tales, luscious lines, and sexy stories from this truly transfixing group of writers as they share short reading from their work. Readings by authors Austin Chant, Tobi…

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October 2016

Contagious Exchanges: Rebecca Brown and C. Davida Ingram

October 5, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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The first event in a new monthly series, CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Queer Writers in Conversation, hosted and curated by Lambda Literary Award-winning writer Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Tonight features the prolific Rebecca Brown (The Gifts of the Body; American Romances: Essays) with artist, co-founder of the Seattle People of Color Salon, and Stranger "Genius" C. Davida Ingram. Both will present their work followed by an on-stage conversation with Sycamore. CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES features two dynamic writers bridging genre, style, sensibility, and all the…

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November 2016

CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Vivek Shraya and Chase Joynt

November 2, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
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 Joynt’s new book, You Only Live Twice: Sex, Death and Transition, “an intellectually expansive, emotional gut-punch of a memoir.” In this genre-transcending book, Joynt and HIV-positive movie artist Mike Hoolboom come together over the films of Chris Marker to exchange…

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Ed Skoog: ‘Run the Red Lights’ Book Launch

November 16, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Washington State Book Award-winning poet Ed Skoog 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 to the hospital. In Skoog’s new book the poems are running all the lights, the way that talking casually runs and flows over itself and intertwines with what others are saying. These plainspoken poems rediscover the relationship between talking and thinking, as…

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January 2017

Contagious Exchanges: Sarah Galvin and David Schmader

January 4, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Local lit favorites Sarah Galvin and David Schmader join host and curator Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore for CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES: Queer Writers in Conversation, a reading series that takes place the first Wednesday of every month. Galvin is the author of the collection The Three Einsteins (Poor Claudia) as well as a book of essays, The Best Party of Our Lives (Sasquatch Books), inspired by The Stranger‘s Wedding Crasher column. Schmader is a writer and performer known for his solo plays (Straight,…

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April 2017

Contagious Exchanges: Wendy C. Ortiz & Jennifer Natalya Fink

April 5, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES, the monthly reading series hosted and curated by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore, continues with Los Angeles-based writer and author of the recent "dreamoir," BRUJA, Wendy C. Ortiz, joined by novelist and disability advocate Jennifer Natalya Fink. Both writers will read from their recent work, followed by an onstage conversation with Mattilda. Free to the public. Information on Hugo House and accessibility can be found on our FAQ page: http://www.hugohouse.org/about/faq/ --- ABOUT THE WRITERS Wendy C. Ortiz is the author…

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May 2017

Contagious Exchanges: Corinne Manning with Matthew Schnirman

May 3, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Corinne Manning—writer and founder of The James Franco Review, an online journal dedicated to the visibility of underrepresented artists through reimagining the publishing process, as well as the The Furnace Reading Series—joins poet and former Made at Hugo House fellow Matthew Schnirman for this monthly reading series hosted and curated by Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore. Both writers will read from their work followed by an onstage conversation with Sycamore. --- ABOUT THE WRITERS Stories from Corinne Manning‘s collection, We Had No…

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June 2017

Contagious Exchanges: Chavisa Woods, Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore

June 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

Join us for the LAST CONTAGIOUS EXCHANGES OF 2017 featuring Brooklyn-based poet and fiction writer Chavisa Woods. Celebrating the launch of her critically acclaimed collection of stories, THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE GOTH IN THE COUNTRY (Seven Stories Press), Chavisa Woods joins series host and curator Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore for a reading and onstage conversation. THINGS TO DO WHEN YOU'RE GOTH IN THE COUNTRY is a surreal and sardonic look into the heart of the rural poor. National Book Foundation…

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October 2017

Lambda Literary Fellows Reading

October 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

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 (San Francisco), Taylor Johnson (Washington, DC), Molly Thornton (Seattle), Kathleen Nacozy (Seattle), and Elaina Ellis (Bellingham). --- BIOS Tennessee Jones is a Brooklyn-based writer from southern Appalachia. Jones is the author of the short story collection Deliver Me From Nowhere…

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September 2018

Opening Celebration: New Hugo House

September 22, 2018 @ 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States

We’re opening the doors to Seattle’s new home for words! Join Hugo House on September 22 as we open the doors to our new home — 10,000 square feet designed for writers and readers. Explore all the nooks and crannies, catch pop-up readings, and find literary experiences around every corner. NEW HUGO HOUSE 1634 Eleventh Avenue (on the corner of Eleventh & E Olive) Featuring: Special guest MARIA SEMPLE and emcee NANCY GUPPY Performances and installations from VIS-à-VIS SOCIETY and…

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December 2018

Rebecca Makkai: Researching into the Void

December 1, 2018 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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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 and debate around the touchy issue of appropriation, writers can find themselves crippled by fears: Do I have permission to write this? What if I get it horribly wrong? Even if I do it well, will people be upset that…

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January 2019

Writing South Asian LGBTQ Lives

January 12, 2019 @ 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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In this panel, the following authors will read from their latest writings and discuss their major challenges as LGBTQ writers of color in the US and India: - S J Sindu (Sri Lanka, US): Marriage of a Thousand Lies (2018) - Minal Hajratwala (India, US): Out: Stories from the New Queer India (2018) - Sasha Duttchoudhury (India/US): Moving Truth(s): Queer and Transgender Desi Writings on Family (2015) Moderator: Chandan Reddy is Associate Professor of English and Gender, Women and Sexuality…

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February 2019

How the Body Holds its Stories @ Hugo House

February 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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How do our bodies hold onto experiences? How do generations of people of color, queer and trans people, and others who have experienced marginalization carry those stories over generations? Join writers Jordan Alam and Tessa Zeng for a reading and conversation on feeling a story in your bones and translating it to the page. Musician Lex Gavin will also perform. This reading is generously supported by 4Culture. ABOUT THE PERFORMERS Jordan Alam is a queer Bangladeshi-American writer, performer, and social…

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November 2019

Original music inspired by Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

November 16, 2019 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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Head into the kitchen with Bushwick with a cookbook that breaks the mold & invents new ways to think about food itself. Adapted into a hit Netflix show, Samin Nosrat’s bestselling book explores eating through a joyous celebration of four central ingredients: salt, fat, acid, and heat. “This beautiful, approachable book not only teaches you how to cook, but captures how it should feel to cook: full of exploration, spontaneity and joy.” – Alice Waters Featuring original music by: Sierra…

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December 2019

World AIDS Day at The AMP

December 1, 2019 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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You are invited to commemorate World AIDS Day with The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway. A short program at Hugo House will be followed by a walk to the future site of The AMP on the north edge of Cal Anderson Park. Doors open at 3:30pm, allowing an opportunity to meet the artists of The AMP, who will reveal their artwork concepts. The program at 4pm will explain the memorial, share a video from those collected, and have music performed by…

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Word Works | Michael Cunningham: The Problem Is Never the Plot

December 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Hugo House, 1021 Columbia Street
Seattle, WA 98104 United States
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A writer’s main concern should not be with making a story happen. When a writer has taken the time to create characters who are deeply human, those characters, with all their needs, desires, and actions, in turn take care of the plot, all by themselves. In this Word Works: Writers on Writing lecture, Michael Cunningham, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Hours, will discuss the different methods a writer can use to discover and thoroughly get to know their characters.…

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