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HUGO LITERARY SERIES: BEATING A DEAD HORSE

Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m.

The first of five in a series of writers responding to clichés, this installment of the Hugo Literary Series features new work from writers and musicians responding to the cliché "Beating a Dead Horse."

With no limits on what the writers can create, the Lit Series is often an evening of surprise, hilarity, melancholy, and all the emotions in between.

"Beating a Dead Horse" features:
  • MacArthur fellow Dinaw Mengestu, most recently author of All Our Names (Knopf), a novel about two boys growing up during the African Revolution
  • Fiction writer Alissa Nutting, author of the novel Tampa (Ecco), which was called "salacious," "as riveting as it is disturbing," and "hilariously dark" by various media outlets
  • Irreverent and revered Seattle poet Sarah Galvin, author most recently of The Three Einsteins, out from Poor Claudia
  • The Foghorns, a rock-bluegrass band, providing the music
PURCHASE TICKETS

WOMEN AND WORK

Sunday, Aug. 23, 4 p.m.

Come celebrate the ground-breaking new anthology on women and work, Raising Lilly Ledbetter: Women Poets Occupy the Workspace, featuring 120 North American and international poets and co-edited by Hugo instructor Carolyne Wright.

The event features a number of poets, including Hugo instructors Martha Silano, Deborah Woodard, and Judith Roche.
MORE INFO

LiTFUSE FEATURING ELLEN BASS

Sept. 25–27

We're partnering with LiTFUSE to bring you Ellen Bass for Word Works on Sept. 23, and, right after, LiTFUSE will hold workshops with Ellen and Hugo instructors Elizabeth Austen and Tara Hardy, among others. For more information and registration, head to their website.

CIRCLE OF FRIENDS: WOMEN'S WEEKEND WITH TERRY TEMPEST WILLIAMS

Oct. 2–4

Register for this unique retreat and writers workshop just for women, which includes guided trail walks, a workshop, and opportunities for self-reflection as well as camaraderie.

IslandWood is offering a $50 discount to Hugo House members who'd like to sign up for a quad room. Follow this link to sign up. Do note that IslandWood will confirm your membership status after signup.

UPCOMING CLASSES

Fall classes are now open for registration, and the catalog's online. Have at it!

FICTION

Novel Prep | Laurie Frankel

Sept. 9
Get down to business with that novel you've always wanted to write. 

Just the Basics | Kirsten Sundberg Lunstrum
Sept. 12
All about the foundational elements of fiction. Perfect for those just coming to fiction or those who'd like a refresher.

POETRY

Mode in Poems | Natasha Saje
Sept. 10
Why do certain poems resonate? Explore this question while adding the wow factor to your own poems.

Drafting and Editing Poems | Sarah Galvin
Sept. 12 
Galvin expertly sharpens her poems to employ the strongest poetic and humorous effects. Learn from her drafting and editing skills in this class.

NONFICTION

Essay Experiments | Waverly Fitzgerald
Sept. 9
Break out of the typical essay and into a land of wild experimentation. 
The Next Scene | Christine Hemp
Sept. 12
Learn how one scene builds on the last, then create your own scenes.

THE KITCHEN SINK

Step Up to the Mic | Katinka Kraft
Sept. 13
No more stage fright! Learn to captivate your audience with great performance tips from Katinka.

SUBMIT

SHORE, with On the Boards
Due Aug. 30
Submit work on HOME, PLACE, or LAND in order to be considered for this performance project, the "story" segment of which will be held at Hugo House on 10/11. Submit

ON THE 
BLOG

On Sept. 10, five Wave Books poets from the PNW will read in the Hugo House Cabaret. One of them, Cedar Sigo, wrote a poem exclusively for us! Read
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