The Hugo House Board of Directors is matching 2023 GiveBIG donations up to $15,000! Double the power of each dollar donated—suddenly $50 becomes $100, $500 becomes $1,000! Help support Seattle's vibrant writing community. Everyone has a story to tell!
Hugo House opens the literary world to everyone who loves books or has a drive to write, providing people with a place to read words, hear words, and make their own words better.
Hugo House is a welcoming place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. The hub of Seattle's literary community, we help adults and teens find their voice, explore deeper truths, and refine their craft in a learning environment that is educationally innovative, racially equitable, culturally responsive, and devoted to creative civic discourse. Through words, we make the world. The main goals that drive our programs and organizational culture are:
Hugo House is unlike any other arts organization in Seattle: it is a place for writers, offering classes, readings, book launches, workshops, teen programs, consultations with expert writers, and more. It is a place for readers to discover fresh voices, take classes illuminating the work of beloved writers, discuss novels, poems, and essays, and to meet local and national writers. Year after year, Hugo House increases programming and outreach to expand our classes and events to serve more readers and writers. We present events featuring authors from all walks of life, many free to the public, along with our signature event series, Hugo Literary Series and Word Works. In 2023, we will offer over 400 adult classes. We will grow our scholarship funding with an emphasis on serving BIPOC writers and individuals, and extend our outreach to under-resourced communities through new and existing partnerships. Everyone has a story to tell that can connect us to each other; Hugo House is here to provide the support writers need to get it down on paper.