Hippocampus Magazine's goal is to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. HippoCamp is an extension of our three-fold mission.
This three-day creative writing conference event features 40+ notable speakers, engaging sessions in four tracks, interactive panels, readings, social activities, networking opps and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops in Lancaster, Pa., a city rich in history, arts and culture. All of this, plus meals and snacks, bundled into a great, comprehensive conference rate.
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We're excited to welcome two-time attendee Rae Pagliarulo back to HippoCamp for a third year, this time as a breakout session speaker. She'll share with attendees ways to to handle writing about addiction. We…Read more
We're excited to welcome Marshall Warfield back to HippoCamp! This year, Marshall will expand his 2016 breakout session, "Worries of the Essayist, Tools of a Poet" into a three-hour per-conference workshop, which he is co-teaching…Read more
Randon Billings Noble is a returning HippoCamp speaker. Last year, she gave a highly-rated session called "essaying the book review." This year, along with Marshall Warfield, she's leading a pre-conference workshop, "Worries of the…Read more
Allison K Williams is returning to HippoCamp, her third consecutive year as a speaker and workshop leader. We're thrilled she's once again giving her self-editing preconference workshop (which sold out last year) and also a…Read more
The crowd roared with laughter during Jamie Brickhouse's reading at HippoCamp 2016; he shared a selection from his debut book, Dangerous When Wet: A Memoir of Booze, Sex and My Mother. Jamie returns to Lancaster…Read more
Hippocampus Magazine is pleased to announce it is offering two writing conference scholarships to HippoCamp 2017, with additional funds to help the recipients get here. Like last year, the scholarship application considers writing quality, professional…Read more
Hippocampus Magazine is excited to announce our headlining keynote speaker for our annual creative nonfiction writing conference. We're pleased to welcome Tobias Wolff to 2017's HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction. Wolff is an award-winning,…Read more
WV Wesleyan’s low-residency MFA is an uncommonly affordable program offering tracks in fiction, nonfiction, and poetry. Students join a warm community every summer and winter for an intensive ten-day residency on campus that initiates an independent semester of apprenticeship through correspondence. Faculty-mentor/student ratio never exceeds 1 to 4. Located in central Appalachia, the program welcomes and fosters writing that explores place and identity. Wesleyan also offers cross-genre study and Ireland Residency options.West Virginia Wesleyan