1634 11th Ave, Seattle, WA 98122, USA
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Hugo HousePoet Richard Hugo grew up impoverished in West Seattle's hardscrabble White Center neighborhood. "Writing is a way of saying that you and the world have a chance," he once said. Open up to those possibilities by participating in this literary nonprofit's workshops, residencies, and lecture series: the steady heartbeat of this book-crazed city. Long housed in a 1902 Victorian house on Capitol Hill, the Hugo House now has new digs, occupying the ground floor of a fancy six-story building.