If you're looking for a way to get to the Richard Hugo House's "Inquiry" program next month (this year on the theme of "Telling Childhood") but find you're short on money here's some news: I've just learned that they're looking for volunteers to help out.
"Telling Childhood" includes two days of "stories, panel discussions, classes and author readings that explore the strange country of childhood. This year's evening programs feature readings by Deb Caletti, Rebecca Brown, Greil Marcus, Ryan Boudinot, Stacey Levine, Charles D'Ambrosio and David Rakoff." According to the organizers, "Your volunteer shift may give you the opportunity to meet a writer whom you admire, enjoy a reading or ask your burning question during one of the panel discussions."
Volunteer assignments are available Friday, October 13 from 6-10:30PM, and Saturday, October 14 from 8:30AM-10:30PM (shifts last 3.5-4 hours). They'll need help checking tickets, answering questions, making sandwiches (for this, food handler permits are required), selling beer or wine (for this, alcohol server permits are required), helping out in the theater, directing parking, and "keeping the writers happy." If you have a day shift, you get complimentary tickets to any daytime event (except classes). If you have an evening shift, you get complimentary tickets to the reading. Note that there's alos a volunteer training session Wednesday, October 11, at 5:30PM.
For more information on volunteering, call (206)322-7030, or email volunteer(at)hugohouse(dot)org. For more information about the program, click here.