F152. Hugo House Literary Series All-Stars

Room 502 A, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level
Friday, April 1, 2016
10:30 am to 11:45 am


The Literary Series at Hugo House, Seattle's place for writers, features three writers and a musician, all performing new work commissioned by Hugo House on a theme—such as death, humor, or both of those combined. This reading features five former Lit Series stars reading excerpts from the works they produced for their respective events. The panelists also briefly discuss the joys and horrors of writing to a prompt, and what became of the work they produced for the series.



Peter Mountford

Jennine Capó Crucet is the author of Make Your Home Among Strangers (novel) and How to Leave Hialeah (stories), which won the Iowa Short Fiction Award and the John Gardner Prize. An O. Henry Prize winner and Picador Fellow, she is an assistant professor of English at the University of Nebraska.

Natalie Diaz is Mojave and Pima. She was awarded a 2015 Hodder Fellowship, a 2012 Native Arts and Cultures Foundation Literature Fellowship, and 2012 Lannan Literary Fellowship. Her first book, When My Brother Was an Aztec, was published in June 2012.

Roxane Gay is the author of Ayiti, An Untamed State, Bad Feminist, and several books forthcoming. She has work in Best American Mystery Stories 2014, Best American Short Stories 2012, Oxford American, Virginia Quarterly Review, and others. She is a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times.

Jess Walter is the author of eight books, most recently the novel Beautiful Ruins and a collection, We Live in Water. He's been a finalist for the National Book Award, LA Times Book Prize, and he has won the Edgar for best novel. 


March 8–11, 2023
Seattle, Washington

Seattle Convention Center