Richard Hugo House

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.

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Address: Hugo House 1021 Columbia St.
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone Number: 206-322-7030
EIN: 91-1718383
When Hugo House opened its doors 20 years ago, it opened the literary world to everyone who loves books or has a drive to write - providing people a place to read words, hear words and make their own words better.

Words matter . . . whether written or spoken. They lead us. They inspire us. They excite and inform us. Today, it's more important than ever to use honest words to tell stories, and thanks to Hugo House, we have a lively literary forum in Seattle for youth and lifelong learners alike.

Hugo House has been an important part of this city's community and cultural landscape since its inception in 1997. Over the years we have served over 125,000 people - aspiring writers, readers, and audiences - bringing invaluable literary resources to people of all ages and all backgrounds. Our youth programs focus on developing eager teen writers, our adult students come to hone their craft with dedicated teachers, and our performers reflect our commitment to racial equity. We promote the literary arts as a vital part of our culture, essential to a just, vibrant, and well-educated citizenry. We provide scholarships to those in need and 85% of our events are free.

Thanks to a match from our Board of Directors and anonymous donors, all donations to the new Hugo House will be doubled. Help us raise $25,000 to keep us on track of our goal to build a new and enduring home for words in Seattle.

Linda Breneman
Andrea Lewis
Frances McCue

Dick Gemperle, President
Dick Gemperle, President
Dan Grausz, Vice President
Sarah Kuipers, Treasurer
Victoria Mabus, Secretary
Allison Augustyn
Dick Cantwell
Sean Clemmons
Donte Felder
Lynn Grant
Tamara Hendry
Stacy Lawson
Mary Jo Newhouse
Maggie Orth
Tree Swenson (ex officio), Hugo House Executive Director

Alan J. Hirschfield Family Foundation
Alberg Family Foundation
Amazon Literary Partnership
The Boeing Company
Breneman-Jaech Foundation
Joshua Green Foundation
Meeker Rom Family Foundation
NEA Art Works
New Belgium Foundation
Neukom Family Foundation
The Norcliffe Foundation
Nesholm Family Foundation
Patrick and Anna Cudahy Foundation
Pinnacle Gardens Foundation
Quixote Foundation
Seattle 7 Writers
Seattle Office of Arts and Culture
Washington Women's Foundation

Dick Cantwell
Sean and Lacey Clemmons
Blaise Aguera Y Arcas and Adrienne Fairhall
Ellen Ferguson
Sally Ketcham and Alyx Fier
Dick and Mary Beth Gemperle
Sue Gilbert
Lynn and Brian Grant
Kathy Trouper and Albert Greenberg
Clare Meeker and Dan Grausz
Cynthia Hartwig
Anne Jaworski
Linda and Ted Johnson
Allison Augustyn and Mike Kollins
Victoria Mabus
Elise Holschuh and Brian McAndrews
Susan Moseley
Wendy Mullen
Elizabeth Rudolf
Stacy Lawson and Steve Sarkowky
Ron and Eva Maria Sher
Emer Dooley and Rob Short
Margaret Orth and Joshua Smith
Linda Breneman and Eric Strand
Tree Swenson
William Parks and Beth Struckhoff
Andrea Lewis and Wendell Tanghorn
Bill and Ruth True
Charlie and Barb Wright