Recommended by Rich Smith
The Hugo House is scheduled to move back to Capitol Hill this July! Like so many doomed taco restaurants in the neighborhood, the invaluable literary institution will reside in the retail space of a six-story mixed-use building. (But unlike those restaurants, the House will be there forever!) All this moving around inspired the House to commission brand new work about real estate and the idea of "place." Critically acclaimed novelist Joshua Ferris (Then We Came to the End) will read along with Melissa Febos (author of the lauded memoir Abandon Me), and local poet E.J. Koh (who's book A Lesser Love won a Pleiades Press Editors Prize in 2017). Local singer/songwriter Tomo Nakayama will serve as the evening's musical guest. His new record, Pieces of Sky, is great. Plus, he's the only person who sings Leonard Cohen's "Hallelujah" better than Jeff Buckley.