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Mission: Submission — Helpful HippoCamp Sessions & Workshops

  Whether they’ve written personal essays, full-length memoirs, or some other form of creative nonfiction, many HippoCamp attendees are seeking publication for their writing. Since this goal is so sought-after, and so important, for writers of all ages and skill levels, we’ve prepared a number of sessions to help you make your submissions as strong […]

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Write In Other Genres? These HippoCamp Sessions (and workshop) Are For You

Creative nonfiction is our game, but you may play the writing game across several genres. If you do, you’ll be happy to know we’ve scheduled sessions to help you improve your skills in any storytelling format.   If you’re a multi-genre writer, these sessions might pique your interest:   Worries of the Poet, Tools of […]

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3 HippoCamp Sessions To Help You Find Work/Life Balance

Writing is a challenge. Fitting a writing routine into your existing hectic day-to-day struggles can be overwhelming. But at HippoCamp 2017, we’ve brought together several experts to help you navigate the potential pitfalls of incorporating writing into your daily routine. Want to get tips on how to meet your writing goals, spark your creativity, and […]

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Speaker and Session Preview: Elane Johnson

Elane Johnson is a third-time attendee of HippoCamp and, this year, she’s part of our speaker line-up. She’ll be talking book proposals at our flash sessions on Sunday. We can’t wait to hear from her. In the meantime, we asked Elane a few questions about her upcoming participation in our writing conference.   HM: Hippocampus: […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Gabriela Pereira, The Writing Life: How to Survive and Succeed Without Breaking Your Heart or Losing Your Mind

Whether you’ve just started writing or you’ve been working diligently for decades, cultivating a mindset and attitude for success makes a world of difference. Gabriela Pereira‘s session for HippoCamp 2017 is entitled The Writing Life: How to Survive and Succeed Without Breaking Your Heart or Losing Your Mind. As the “founder and instigator” of DIYMFA.com, Pereira has […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Mandy Pennington, Creative Website Deconstruction: Building Your Online Home

Are you baffled by the idea of creating your author website or creating an online marketing strategy for your work? In Creative Website Deconstruction: Building Your Online Home, internet marketer extraordinaire Mandy Pennington will show you how to improve your website and boost your brand online. Mandy talked to us about her eagerness to present […]

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Speaker and Session Preview: Nancy Kotkin, workshop leader

Nancy Kotkin is a past HippoCamp attendee, and this year she’s returning as a workshop leader. We’re excited about her pre-conference event, “Personal Essay Structures: Marriage of Content and Form” which will introduce writers to different essay formats. We asked Nancy a few questions about HippoCamp, her influences, and literary citizenship. HM: Without sharing any […]

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Speaker and Session Preview: Lawrence Knorr, Publisher, Sunbury Press Inc.

Lawrence Knorr is CEO and publisher of Sunbury Press, Inc., a trade publisher based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. We asked Lawrence about his upcoming participation in HippoCamp’s agents and editors panel. Also from the central PA region, he shares some advice for visitors in this Q&A. HM: Without sharing any spoilers, what can attendees expect from […]

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Conference T-Shirts Available for Pre-Order (Deadline 8/15)

Show your HippoCamp pride with a conference t-shirt! This year, during the registration process, you were able to add a t-shirt. If you didn’t add one then, you now still have a chance to pre-order one here. The unisex t-shirts will be black, with the screenprinting in white. Here’s a peek at the design:   […]

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