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Hugo House Announces 2016–2017 Season

The “place for writers” throws a year-long housewarming party for its new First Hill location, featuring an exciting lineup of readings and discussions with local and visiting talent.

08/08/2016 By Darren Davis

Bang For Your Buck

Cheap Week May 2–8

Soak in early summer fun with Har Mar Superstar, hear Kris Orlowski debut his new album, and bid a temporary farewell to Hugo House.

05/02/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week March 21–27

Thao and the Get Down Stay Down treads new sonic ground, writers honor Octavia E. Butler's legacy, and Cinerama screens 'Batman v Superman' in 70mm.

03/21/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week March 7–13

Marvel at art from the Silk Road, get a writing lesson from Susan Orlean, and see Waxahatchee strip down her sound.

03/07/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Sean Beaudoin

The author taps into his rocker spirit with his new short story collection 'Welcome Thieves.'

02/23/2016 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week February 22–28

Don't miss the ascending musical talents of Julien Baker and Crater or the chance to giggle with Ron Funches.

02/22/2016 By Scott Johnson Edited by Seth Sommerfeld

City of Lit

Hugo House Unveils an Outstanding 2015–16 Season

The center for creative writing outdoes itself with a new reading lineup featuring unmistakable voices in fiction, poetry, and essay.

07/02/2015 By Darren Davis

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: What Would You Like to See From Hugo House?

Today's picks for civic nerds

01/26/2015 By Darren Davis

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Hugo House's Tree Swenson

The executive director of the literary non-profit organization discusses the Carolyn Kizer tribute and up-and-coming local writers.

01/15/2015 By Seth Sommerfeld

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Cheap Week Seattle: January 12–18

Chop Suey's goodbye concert, a performance by mixed-media percussionists, and August Wilson: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

01/12/2015 By Darren Davis

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Cheap Week Seattle: October 6–12

Anti-football debates, pop art at SAM, and neo soul jams: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

10/06/2014 By Darren Davis

Bang for Your Buck

Cheap Week Seattle: September 29–October 5

PAWS rocks out, Garth Stein's new book arrives, and totally made up ghost stories: the best ways to spend your week without spending much

09/29/2014 By Darren Davis

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Garth Stein

The author of 'The Art of Racing in the Rain' returns with 'A Sudden Light.'

09/17/2014 By Seth Sommerfeld

PubliCalendar

PubliCalendar: Writers' Open Mic and Metro Funding Meeting

Today's picks for civic nerds.

02/03/2014 By Genie Leslie

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Peter Mountford

Likes: Hugo House, Ben Fountain, and blankets. Dislikes: MFA programs, think tanks, and spiders.

07/16/2013 By Seth Sommerfeld

Books & Talks

Maria Semple Talks 'Bernadette' with Nancy Pearl

Seattle's busiest satirist launches a spring book tour with a hometown event.

03/27/2013 By Seattle Met Staff

Local Talent

A Fiendish Conversation with Ryan Boudinot

We chat about the end of the world with the Seattle author of Blueprints of the Afterlife.

11/12/2012 By Seth Sommerfeld

Books & Talks

Book Club with Garth Stein Meets Next Wednesday

Books on the Bus brings in top Northwest authors Stein, Jennie Shortridge, Stacey Levine, and more for its first event.

09/06/2012 By Laura Dannen

Theater Review

Please See Riddled Before It Closes

Marya Sea Kaminski is electrifying in this rock musical about guns, love, and Bonnie and Clyde.

06/18/2012 By Laura Dannen