Richard Hugo House

Board Member Recruitment

(Posted 10/22/10)


Richard Hugo House is accepting applications from members of the community interested in serving on the Board of Directors of the Northwest’s innovative literary arts center.  The Hugo House Board and its committees advise and oversee the programs, policies, fundraising, and financial management of this organization with a budget of approximately $850,000 and a staff of eight.  For more information or to apply, please contact Rebecca Brinson at

About Hugo House
Hugo House is a center for the literary arts that supports writers of all ages and backgrounds and promotes the creation of new writing. Hugo House nurtures writers and readers and brings innovative writing classes to people from every background. Starting in 2006 we began a new initiative to promote new writing across all our programs and to devote one program, the Hugo Literary Series, solely to new commissioned work.

Richard Hugo House is a home for writers and readers. Our mission is to provide writers of all ages and backgrounds with the resources they need, connect audiences with the world of writing, foster the creation of new work and promote the literary arts as a vital part of our culture.


Richard Hugo House offers classes, residencies and events. Through our classes, including our flagship program, Hugo Writing Classes, we provide opportunities for writers from age eight to eighty to practice and build their writing skills in supportive, creative and stimulating classrooms. Our residencies offer established writers stipends and/or space to support their work; in exchange, these writers hold office hours and consult free of charge with anyone in the city and region who seek their expertise. Events include our annual Hugo Literary Series, which invites established and up-and-coming writers to create new work and debut it here; the Hugo Writers Fund, a granting program that provides new and emerging writers with space and/or honoraria to produce their own events and premiere new work; and the Zine Archive and Publishing Project, which maintains a library of more than 20,000 handmade and independent publications.