Ben Parzybok

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Visiting Hours at the Hugo House – Nov 20, then Brazil

I’ll be reading a new piece at the Hugo House on November 20th under the theme of ‘visiting hours’.
The poet Elizabeth Austen, actor Matt Smith, and musician Molly Rose will also be performing.

The Hugo House has an interview with me here.
I’m taking some fun risks and building some software specifically for the reading, just to really push the ‘how many things can fail at once’ potential as high as it can go. I’m enormously enthusiastic about the project at the moment.

The next day I’ll be teaching a class at the Hugo House, and then immediately after that I will be doing this:


Where I’ll be for several months. First to go to the wedding of my brother-in-law (yay Mark & Tati!) and then to work on a book (yay!).

If you have any Brazil advice, stories, places to see, people to meet — I’d love to hear it.

Author: Benjamin Parzybok

My name is Ben Parzybok and I'm a novelist and programmer living in Portland, OR. @sparkwatson



  1. wow, that’s wonderful! happy travels 🙂

  2. Hey, just came across this cause I might hit your Hugo House event, had to give one piece of advice: Buzios. Charming little resort town up the coast from Rio. Had a damn pleasant week there lo these many moons ago…

  3. Hey Steve – great – I feel like I’ve heard people talk about Buzios. From Google maps it looks like it’s just up the road a bit.
    That’s an amazing looking lake just West of Buzios as well:

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