This fall, Hugo House has more events than you can shake a fountain pen at, starting with an opening night party on September 8 for artist and writer Clare Johnson’s Post-it Note Project, a gallery exhibit of more than 1,000 post-its chronicling the last five years of Johnson’s life, to a tag sale and poetry reading featuring Octopus Books authors Heather Christle and Zachary Schomburg with local poets Kate Lebo and Kary Wayson and the ever-popular “Cheap Wine and Poetry” presenting its annual ladies’ night featuring Elizabeth Colen, Elaina Ellis, Jeannine Hall-Gailey and Summer Robinson
National Book Award winners Charles Johnson and Sherman Alexie will also read and offer workshops as part of the Hugo Literary Series in October and November, joined by writers Tara Hardy, Megan Kelso, Kevin Sampsell and Nicole Hardy and musicians David Nixon of “Awesome” and Rachel Flotard of Visqueen. Poets Dorianne Laux and Terrance Hayes also visit Hugo House and give your verse a tune-up in one-day workshops.We’ll have some fun and games, too, when Langdon Cook, Frances McCue, Riz Rollins, David Schmader, Maria Semple and more of Seattle’s arts and culture heavyweights join us for adventures in spelling–and misspelling–at the Local Celebrity Spelling Bee on September 15, a fundraiser where all proceeds support Hugo House programming.
Write with Elizabeth Austen at one of our writers’ happy hours
Plus, we’ll present book launches from Seattle authors Suzanne Morrison (“Yoga Bitch”) and Elissa Ball (“The Punks Are Writing Love Songs”); our new happy hours for writers, Write Out, featuring writing prompts from Rebecca Agiewich, Elizabeth Austen, Cienna Madrid and Evan Peterson and drink specials inspiring you to write; Two Books Enter, One Book Leaves, a book swap co-presented with The Stranger and benefiting the Friends of the Seattle Public Library; and so much more!Take a look at our calendar of events here and see for yourself. We’re sure you’ll find something that will get you out of your house and into ours this fall.