Hugo House

A nonprofit organization

$25,742 raised by 148 donors

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$25,000 Goal

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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 committed to developing writers and readers. Since 1997, Hugo House has been a welcoming place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better. As the hub of Seattle's literary community, we help writers young and not so young find their voices, 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:

  • creating a transformative space where writers can come together and grow in their art
  • engaging new groups of people and creating opportunities to connect more deeply with the power of the written word
  • advancing racial equity, ensuring diversity and inclusion, and making Hugo House a profoundly welcoming space to all writers and readers

Hugo House is unlike any other arts organization in Seattle: it is a place for writers, offering classes, readings, book launches, workshops, open mic readings, 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 meet local and national writers. 

Hugo House increases programming and outreach to expand our classes and events to serve more people in the community. We present events featuring authors from all walks of life, many free to the public, along with our signature event series. In 2023, we offered over 400 adult classes. We will grow our scholarship funding with an emphasis on serving BIPOC writers and extending our outreach to under-resourced communities through new and existing partnerships.

Everyone has a story to tell, a story that can connect us to each other. Hugo House is here to provide the support writers need to get it down on paper.  Hugo House is not merely a place for writers, but a home: a home for all writers. Without our community, Hugo House is just an empty space waiting to be filled.

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Organization name

Hugo House

other names

Richard Hugo House

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Arts & Culture


Hugo House 1634 11th Ave.
Seattle, WA 98122

Service areas

Seattle, WA, US




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