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caption: Hugo House 2019-2020 Fellowship: Joyce Chen, Shelby Handler, Piper Lane,  Sasha LaPointe, Abi Pollokoff, and Jen Soriano.
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Hugo House 2019-2020 Fellowship: Joyce Chen, Shelby Handler, Piper Lane, Sasha LaPointe, Abi Pollokoff, and Jen Soriano.
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2020 Hugo House Fellows share works of ‘Luminosity’ for the new year

What is luminosity? According to some basic physics, it is just one of the trinities of light's properties. It sits alongside brightness and flux and contributes to warmth. Besides being a lovely concept to ponder during a grey Pacific Northwest January, luminosity is also the communal theme of the readings featured in this episode of Speakers Forum.

Presented by the Seattle-based writing center Hugo House, this virtual event featured the works of authors and Hugo House Fellows Sasha LaPointe, Abi Pollokoff, Joyce Chen, Piper Lane, Shelby Handler, and Jen Soriano. The writers share personal stories and poems that illuminate and examine family, community, language, and traditions. Through the lens of ‘Luminosity,' the writers also explore themes of resilience, life, and feminism.

Hugo House is a space committed to helping writers, where people can "...read words, hear words, and make their own words better.” This event was a celebration and the conclusion to Hugo House's 2019-2020 Fellowship writing program.

The event took place on December 3 via Zoom from Hugo House.

Please note this talk contains unedited language of an adult nature.