Hugo Literary Series: Andrew Sean Greer, Claire Vaye Watkins, Roberto Ascalon, and Alex Osuch
Plus musician Alex Osuch

Fri, Apr 15, 2016 at 7:30pm

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Cliché: All's fair in love and war Meaning: Lovers and soldiers aren't bound by the typical social and moral rules * Hear new work on the theme "All's fair in love and war" from Andrew Sean Greer; fiction writer Claire Vaye Watkins; and New York-born poet and spoken-word performer Roberto Ascalon. Alex Osuch will perform experimental electronic music.


Andrew Sean Greer is an American novelist and short-story writer. His second novel The Confessions of Max Tivoli earned him comparisons to Proust and Nabokov from critic John Updike. His stories have appeared in Esquire, The Paris Review, The New Yorker, and other national publications.


Claire Vaye Watkins has appeared in Granta, One Story, The Paris Review, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, Best of the West 2011, New Stories from the Southwest 2013, the New York Times, and elsewhere. She was named one of the National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35.”


Roberto Ascalon is a poet, writer, arts educator, and spoken-word performance artist who lives in the historic Youngstown/Cooper School in West Seattle. The recent recipient of the 2013 Rattle Poetry Prize, Ascalon has taught at Nova High School and participated in Seattle Arts and Lectures’ Writers-in-the Schools program. He currently works as a teaching artist and mentor for Arts Corps, Youth Speaks Seattle, and the Service Board.