Mission, Vision & Values

Our Vision:

Hugo House: opening the literary world to everyone who loves books or has a drive to write.

Our Mission:

Hugo House is a place to read words, hear words, and make your own words better.

How We Do It:

Hugo is a place to READ words, HEAR words
and MAKE your own words BETTER.


In the Words of Richard Hugo, We Value:


“To use language well requires self sacrifice…”


“Hope that humanity will always survive civilization.”


“You owe reality nothing and the truth about your feelings everything.”

– from The Triggering Town: Lectures and Essays on Poetry and Writing, Richard Hugo (1979)