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THE TIME FOR TONIGHT'S READING HAS CHANGED
Thinking of seeing Librecht Baker, Kamilah Aisha Moon, and Storme Webber read tonight, Feb. 4? We wanted to let you know that the time has been changed from 7 pm to 6 pm. Hope to see you there!
HUGO LITERARY SERIES: WHAT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND
Next Friday, D. A. Powell, Heidi Julavits, Sierra Nelson, and OCNotes will read and perform new work on a theme.

Business Manager Kellen Braddock wrote about why she loves Powell's fifth collection, Useless Landscape, or a Guide for Boys, on the Hugo House blog.
ASK THE ORACLE
Feb. 8, 7 pm

The first edition of Ask the Oracle, our new series at Hotel Sorrento, is this coming Monday and features Rebecca Makkai, Ramon Isao, and Stacey Levine, with Johnny Horton as our velvet-tuxedoed host. More Info
ON THE HUGO HOUSE BLOG
How to Write a Love Letter
by Elisabeth Kramer

"Don’t default to arm candy. Your roommate, parents, best friend from elementary school, the apartment neighbor who doesn’t stay up late learning the guitar à la Sarah McLachlan’s oeuvre — all are worthy of your attention if you feel inspired to give them some of your rare writerly affection." Read More
UPCOMING CLASSES
FICTION CLASSES
Prize-Winning Stories | Corinne Manning
Feb. 23
Ruminate on the many reasons why stories win prizes, using this train of thought as an exploration of your own taste.

Making Characters from Historical Figures | Alexander Chee
Feb. 19
We don't know if you heard, but Chee did a pretty good job of this in his highly lauded new novel The Queen of the Night. (Psst — he'll read it here on Feb. 18.)

The Fact of the Matter | Nancy Rawles
Feb. 23
This one might pair well with Chee's class — write fiction based on fact with Nancy Rawles.
POETRY CLASSES
Ready, Set, Charge! | Anastacia Tolbert
Feb. 25
Six writing prompts, then revision time! Get writing done in this generative class.

Trigger Warning: Reading and Writing Disturbing Poems | Johnny Horton
Feb. 27
Leave with six new poems inspired by poets who capture the range and depth of human feeling.
NONFICTION CLASSES
Memoir Essentials | Theo Nestor
Feb. 27
Sign up for this popular class on the basics of memoir before it sells out!
RESIDENCIES,
CONTESTS,
SUBMISSIONS,
OH MY!
Okey-Panky

Hugo House instructor Ed Skoog is an editor at this cool online magazine related to Electric Literature. Submissions are only open until Feb. 29, so get crackin'! Submit
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