In early 2006, I rented a tiny office at the Richard Hugo House, a non-profit house dedicated to writers in Seattle not far from where we live in the Capitol Hill neighborhood. I wrote the majority of The Sharper Your Knife, the Less You Cry in that space at the House. The staff was vastly supportive, and despite the interruption from an occasional ghost (a story of its own), I became a big supporter of the house and its mission.
Palace Ballroom, 2100 5th Avenue, Seattle
HUGO: Learn more about Hugo House and help support our programs by participating in a mini-auction (seven fabulous items including trips, foodie delights and more) and a raise-the-paddle for the Hugo Literary Series and youth programs. One of the prizes will be hands-on three-hour cooking lesson with yours truly for up to six people in your home or a friend’s — with the results served as lunch or dinner, with wine.