HippoCamp 2017

A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers


September 8-10, 2017

Lancaster, PA - Lancaster County Convention Center/Marriott

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About HippoCamp

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 50+ 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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Pre-reg ends 8/28 or when sold out. (extended from 8/18)

Register for the conference by choosing a ticket option below; you may add on a pre-conference workshop and/or post-conference pitch session now, or add one a later date. Once you choose a ticket, click "order now" (you may need to scroll down within the box), and then you will be taken to EventBrite to complete your order. (Note: If conference does not sell out before 8/28, we will offer on-site registration as well.) Please review refund policy on Attendees page before purchasing.

We can't wait until September 8!

HippoCamp Speakers

40+ writers and publishing professionals share their passion and expertise.

Three days of learning and sharing.

Four break-out session tracks, all-conference panels, and so much more.

Conference Updates & Stories

Sponsors & Partners

With appreciation for:

Gold Sponsors

Rosemont College

Rosemont College

Rosemont’s MFA in creative writing and MA in publishing offers emerging writers, and publishing professionals, the tools and support they need to succeed. A unique double-degree option is available.

Rosemont College

Silver Sponsors

Wilkes University

Wilkes University

Earn your MA and MFA online with limited campus visits in the only program where your work is reviewed by an outside editor, agent or producer. At Wilkes University's Maslow Family Graduate Program in Creative Writing, work with a community of professional writers to learn the craft and business of writing.

Wilkes University

Bronze Sponsor

Bay Path University

Bay Path University

Bay Path's no-residency MFA in Creative Nonfiction Writing is designed to help aspiring writers turn their personal story into publishable prose. Created for women and men at all stages of their writing careers, the program allows students to study online with faculty mentors in a way that bends to the shape of their lives.

Bay Path University
Smith Publicity

Smith Publicity

Since 1997, Smith Publicity has worked with thousands of publishers and authors—from New York Times bestsellers to debut projects—to execute customized media outreach campaigns to generate awareness. Our clients have been featured in print, broadcast, online, and podcast outlets worldwide.

Smith Publicity
West Virginia Wesleyan

West Virginia Wesleyan

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

Local Partners

Dave Pidgeon Photography

Dave Pidgeon Photography

If you take your career, business, or online platforms seriously, then you need to stand out. A billion photographs are uploaded every day, and it's hard to get attention with so many people tossing content out there. I design portrait sessions, whether outside or in the studio, to be enjoyable, relaxed, and creative, so you come away with headshots that help you connect with your audience. If you're looking for a down-to-earth and professional portrait experience, then let's talk about what I can do for you.

Dave Pidgeon Photography
Lancaster Story Slam

Lancaster Story Slam

Lancaster Story Slam is a monthly storytelling competition where people tell true five-minute stories in front of a live audience. Learn about the live events, podcasts, classes and more at LancasterStorySlam.com.

Lancaster Story Slam
The Triangle

The Triangle

The Triangle works to foster a diverse, innovative literary culture in south central Pennsylvania, making it a place where writers, poets, artists, and literature enthusiasts can thrive together in a supportive and engaging community. Visit us online at thetrianglepa.org.

The Triangle

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