Note: Jami Attenberg was previously scheduled to appear at this event but due to unforeseen circumstances can no longer attend. In her place, Lidia Yuknavitch has graciously stepped in to write and read new work.
The 2017-2018 Hugo Literary Series coincides with our move to a new and permanent home on the same site where we first opened our doors over 20 years ago. In this same spirit of development and growth, we’ve commissioned new work on themes of real estate—from the pragmatic issues of property value to the more nebulous idea of place.
Bestselling writer and author of the widely acclaimed memoir The Chronology of Water, Lidia Yuknavitch; award-winning Bangladeshi American poet Tarfia Faizullah; Seattle-based writer, self-proclaimed internet yeller, and Editor-at-Large at The Establishment; Ijeoma Oluo; and songwriter Nick Droz will all present new work on the theme “There Goes the Neighborhood.”
Books will be for sale through Elliott Bay Book Company and Open Books: A Poem Emporium.