June, 2017

Building for the Arts Grant Would Provide Critical Funding for Hugo House’s New Home

Posted Fri, 6/30/2017 - 11:41am by  |  Category: ,

A few months ago, our executive director, Tree Swenson, wrote to you — teachers, students, friends, and supporters of Hugo House — to urge you to contact your state legislators to voice your support for full funding of the Building…

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On the Poetry of Witness and Protest by Merna Ann Hecht

Posted Wed, 6/28/2017 - 8:13am by  |  Category: ,

At this turbulent time in our country and globally, many poets feel summoned to write about events that pose grave threats to justice and endanger our common humanity. We turn to poetry in order to find a language that provides…

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Announcing the 2017–2018 Poetry Writer-in-Residence and Made at Hugo House Fellows

Posted Tue, 6/27/2017 - 10:25am by  |  Category:

We’re honored to announce our new writer-in-residence in poetry: award-winning writer, teacher, slam poet, and performer Amber Flame. Flame is the author of Ordinary Cruelty (Write Bloody) and her one-woman play, Hands Above the Covers: Hairy Palms & Other Nightmares of a…

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Making Certain It Goes On: Nothing Happens Nowhere

Posted Thu, 6/15/2017 - 9:00am by  |  Category:
A photo from Hugo House

“We love Hugo House!” the two woman told me in unison. I was at a book publication party and had been introduced to them as the director of Hugo House. “That’s great!” I replied. “Do you take classes there?” “No,…

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NEA Awards Hugo House $30,000 to Support 2017-2018 Season

Posted Tue, 6/13/2017 - 5:29pm by  |  Category:

Great news came with the National Endowment for the Arts’ second major funding announcement for fiscal year 2017: Among the more than $82 million awarded for arts projects nationwide, $30,000 was awarded to Hugo House to support the 2017–2018 season…

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