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It’s the end of one story and the beginning of another. Come to THE LAST PARTY at the current Hugo House to celebrate your time here and look toward the future. We have plenty in store for you, including but not limited to a performance by the Vis-à-Vis Society, a food truck, scenes from Hugo past and Hugo future, a photobooth, and a chance to literally write on the walls. 
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TREE SWENSON ANNOUNCED AS NATIONAL BOOK AWARD JUDGE FOR POETRY

Say congrats to our executive director for this great honor! Find out who will be joining her as a judge here.
Paulette Perhach—Made at Hugo House fellow, regular student, and the creator of the Writer's Welcome Kit—made a contribution to the New York Times!

Megan Wildhood wrote her reflection What Does it Mean to Look Autistic?, The Atlantic in Mary Lane Potter's "Free Your Voice, Throw Your Voice" class.

Mingzhao Xu completed Mr. Kim after taking Joan Leegant's Advanced Fiction Workshop; Joan then recommended an editor who helped polish the story, which was published in Amazon's magazine Day One for emerging writers.

Shannon Lell wrote I have a lot of baggage. How much do I unload on a first date?, published by the Washington Post, in Peter Mountford's yearlong manuscript class in prose. 

John Maki wrote the short story The Dream of Bigger Things in Anca Szilagyi's fiction workshop class.
ROB SPILLMAN AT ELLIOTT BAY BOOK COMPANY

April 4, 7 PM, free with book purchase or $10

Rob Spillman, co-founder of the legendary Tin House magazine, will read from his intimate, entertaining memoir, All Tomorrow’s Parties (Grove Atlantic). After, he’ll give a talk called “Editor, Edit Thyself,” about being an editor and having his book edited.
ASK THE ORACLE: BRIAN CASTNER, SARAH GALVIN, AND SONORA JHA

April 5, 7:30 pm, free, at Hotel Sorrento

Like literary Magic 8-Balls, these three writers will answer the audience's burning existential questions (written down anonymously at the beginning of the event) with passages from their books. Johnny Horton hosts.
WRITERS UNDER THE INFLUENCE: EMILY DICKINSON & WALT WHITMAN

April 12, 7 pm, free

Northwest writers will read the work of Emily Dickinson and Walt Whitman in celebration of their poetry, which has influenced and inspired generations of poets and poetry-lovers around the world. Writer-readers include Kevin CraftAlice DerryKathleen FlennikenKathryn HuntGary Copeland LilleyMichelle PeñalozaNancy Rawles, and Kristen Millares Young.
HUGO LITERARY SERIES: ALL'S FAIR IN LOVE AND WAR
April 15, 7:30 pm, $10–25

Join us in tackling one of the most overused and under appreciated clichés: all's fair in love and war. Hear new work presented exclusively to the Lit Series audience from Andrew Sean GreerClaire Vaye WatkinsRoberto Ascalon, and DJ Alex Osuch.
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UPCOMING CLASSES
FICTION CLASSES

Plot & Characterization Joshua Mohr
April 20 to May 25
Create vibrantly realistic characters that keep readers flipping pages.

Deep Revision
Waverly Fitzgerald

April 21 to May 26
Get your novel-in-progress on the road to publication.

POETRY CLASSES

Intro to Free Verse Poetry
Kristina Jipson

April 20 to June 22
Avoid getting lost in all of the freedom of free verse: learn to balance freedom with form.

To the Sciences!
Bill Carty

April 21 to June 9
What happens when we combine seemingly opposing disciplines of the academic spectrum? Learn how the sciences can fuel the poetic process.

NONFICTION CLASSES

Travel Writing as Pilgrimage
Anne Liu Kellor

April 17 to June 12
Journey through the craft of creative nonfiction writing. 

Beyond Thelma and Louise
Sonya Lea

April 23 and April 30
Think beyond the "conventional" woman and tell it like it really is.

THE WRITING LIFE 

Landing a Literary Agent for Children's Book Writers
Clelia Gore

April 23
Get past one of the first gatekeepers of the publishing industry: the literary agent.

Book Tours and Promotion
Kathleen Flinn

May 7
It's all about you! Learn strategies to efficiently self-promote.

MULTIGENRE CLASSES

Experiments in Writing and Marine Biology
Sierra Nelson

April 17 to May 22
Find deep inspiration in the deep blue sea!

Screenwriting: Art and Power of Cinematic Language
Taso Lagos

April 20 to June 8
Workshop your way to screenwriting success.
RESIDENCIES,
CONTESTS,
SUBMISSIONS,
OH MY!
Respected writers from around the country gather at Idyllwild Arts every summer for their Writer's Week program. Want your name added to the list of talent at Idyllwild? Apply for the fellowship here.
Submit poetry or prose under 150 words for a chance to be published in the A3 Review. Submit here.
ON THE HUGO HOUSE BLOG
Feeling rejected? William Faulkner did, too
When one door closes, another (way bigger) door opens.
How to Keep Writing that Freaking Book!
Hugo House teacher Theo Pauline Nestor shares tips from the students in her Yearlong Manuscript Class in Memoir on how to "keep on keeping on."
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