Become a Member

Want literary discounts? Join the club.

Our members get discounts for a wide range of bookstores, events, and Hugo House classes. Become a member or give the gift of membership to a writer in your life.

Membership Info

Membership is $60, or $48 for full-time students, full-time teachers, people with disabilities, and those over 65. We also provide need-based membership discounts. 

Call us at 206.322.7030 for information about discounts or membership gifts.

Member Benefits

With your membership, you’ll get:

Get more benefits. Create more impact.

Our member-donors get even more benefits while also helping us provide free programming and resources.

Sentence ($100-$249)

Receive all member benefits plus:

  • Your name or dedication on our donor list
  • Invitation to our annual donor appreciation event

Couplet ($250-$499)

Receive all Sentence-level benefits plus:

Stanza ($500-$999)

Receive all Couplet-level benefits plus:

  • Two complimentary tickets for any one Word Works or Literary Series event* (Tax deduction at this level is less the cost of tickets, if used)
  • Advance call-in registration for Hugo House classes (eight days before general public, one day before Hugo House members

Paragraph ($1,000 – 2,499)

Receive all Stanza-level benefits plus:

  • A signed book from a Word Works or Hugo Literary Series author at your complimentary event

Short Story ($2,500 – 4,999)

  • Four complimentary tickets for any Word Works or Hugo Literary Series event*
  • Special invitation to a private event with a Word Works or Hugo Literary Series author

Novel ($5,000+)

Receive all of the benefits above in addition to:

  • An emcee thanks from the podium at Hugo Literary Series and Word Works events for the year following the receipt of your donation>

* Event tickets are based on availability. Contact us to reserve tickets at least twenty-four hours in advance. Tickets and tuition may be redeemed once within one year of reaching the awarding donor level.