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February 2016
Feb
28

From Haiku to Collage: A Body-Based Poetics, presented by Judy Halebsky at the Hugo House

February 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Judy Halebsky presents From Haiku to Collage: A Body-Based Poetics, a piece commissioned by the Bagley Wright Lecture Series.

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April 2016
April
28

Kevin Young, presenting Throwing Your Voice, a Word Works event at the Hugo House

April 28, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Kevin Young’s Word Works talk promises a deep and thoughtful engagement with the craft of writing.

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February 2017
Feb
17

[Offsite] Literary Series: Angela Flournoy, Megan Kruse, and Phillip B. Williams

February 17, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following Hugo House event: The new year will begin with writing on the theme of “Exile,” featuring fiction writer Angela Flournoy, author of the VCU Cabell First Novelist Award-winning and National Book Award-nominated novel, The Turner House; emerging poet Phillip B. Williams; and Pacific Northwest native and writer, Megan Kruse, whose debut novel, Call Me Home, was called “uncommonly powerful” and “raw and fearless” by Jess Walter and Elizabeth Gilbert respectively. Electro-pop duo Crater will…

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April 2017
April
07

[Offsite] Literary Series: Anis Mojgani, Kaitlyn Greenidge & Rick Barot

April 7, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 10:00 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following Hugo House event: The final Lit Series event brings new work based on the theme of “Betrayal.” The night will feature poet Anis Mojgani, a National Book Award nominee and two-time National Poetry Slam Champion; Kaitlyn Greenidge, whose critically acclaimed debut novel, We Love You, Charlie Freeman, was called “terrifically auspicious” by The New York Times; and Tacoma-based poet and former Stegner fellow Rick Barot, whose work Washington state poet laureate Elizabeth…

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April
10

[Offsite] Hugo House Ask the Oracle with Jordan Scott, Doug Nufer & Megan Snyder-Camp

April 10, 2017 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Hugo House and Hotel Sorrento team up for this monthly divination series hosted by poet Johnny Horton. Come early, write your most burning questions down, and a panel of writers will divine your fate by choosing a random passage from their respective books. Tonight Hugo House is excited to have Jordan Scott, visiting from British Columbia and celebrating the recent publication of Night & Ox (Coach House Books), a long poem that grew out of Jordan’s first months of fatherhood, a time…

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April
18

[Offsite] Word Works: Terrance Hayes

April 18, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

We’re excited to be providing books for the following Hugo House event: The Craft of Obsession National Book Award-winning poet Terrance Hayes will look at a poem from each of the late poet Lynda Hull’s three books: Ghost Money (1986), Star Ledger (1991), and The Only World (1995). The poems demonstrate the ways a poet can develop themes and strategies from one book to the next. Hull’s poems about music and musicians, in particular, show how a poet can both…

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October 2017
Oct
23

[Offsite] Reading with Mischa Willett & Lauren Camp

October 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

At this Hugo House event, Mischa Willett, poet and host of the podcast Poems for the People, and New Mexico-based poet Lauren Camp will read from their recent collections—both of which explore family and migration—followed by an onstage Q&A. In Phases (Cascade Books), Mischa Willett’s playful experiments with form are centered by a colloquy across history and place, namely Rome, where Willett’s family immigrated from. The poems are as interested in the creeping penumbral edge of language as they are in the shadowy fact of…

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November 2017
Nov
10

[Offsite] Hugo Literary Series: Jericho Brown, Porochista Khakpour & Rachel Kessler

November 10, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave East) | 21+ | Doors open at 6:30 pm General: $25 | Hugo House member: $20 | Student (with ID): $12 The 2017-2018 Hugo Literary Series coincides with our move to a new and permanent home on the same site where we first opened our doors over 20 years ago. In this same spirit of development and growth, we’ve commissioned new work on themes of real estate—from the pragmatic issues of property value to the more…

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Nov
15

[Offsite] William O’Daly: Book of Twilights by Pablo Neruda

November 15, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This Hugo House event is co-presented by Copper Canyon Press. Poet and translator William O’Daly will read from his ninth book of the poetry of Nobel laureate Pablo Neruda, Book of Twilights, published by Copper Canyon Press. Following the reading, O’Daly will give a short talk on the work of translation. Book of Twilights (Crepusculario, 1923) was Neruda’s first book and has never before been published in its entirety in English. Presenting the highly romantic style refined and empowered in his later books, the debut…

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December 2017
Dec
07

[Offsite] Poetry Across the Nations: An Indigenous Reading

December 7, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This event takes place at Fred Wildlife Refuge (128 Belmont Ave East) | Doors open at 6:30 pm | free Hugo House is pleased to partner with Poetry Foundation for Poetry Across the Nations, a series in its pilot year that aims to make intercultural and intertribal interactions more possible. This community reading showcases a diversity of local and national Native poets. Emceed by Natalie Diaz, the event will include readings from Celeste Adame, Laura Da’, Natalie Diaz, Jennifer Foerster, Casandra Lopez, Sara Ortiz, and Cedar Sigo. Celeste Adame,…

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