Speaker & Session Preview: Wendy Bilen, High Wide Deep: Finding and Using Research to Enrich Your Prose

If you’re looking to deepen the impact and accuracy of your creative nonfiction, Wendy Bilen can show you how. In High Wide Deep: Finding and Using Research to Enrich Your Prose, Wendy will demonstrate how to use research to further develop characters, scenes, and plot structure. We spoke to Wendy about her expectations for HippoCamp […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Margaret Montet, The Charms of Travel Writing: Enhancing Your Narrative With Memoir, Research, and Serendipity

Want to write more about your travels? The Charms of Travel Writing: Enhancing Your Narrative With Memoir, Research, and Serendipity with Margaret Montet is a great place to start. Margaret’s session focuses on weaving layers of meaning into your existing travel narrative, making it richer and more poignant for readers. She shared her excitement about […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Kelly Kautz, Find Stories In Your Family History

Writing about your family history can be enlightening, exciting, and perhaps even troubling. Kelly Kautz is an expert in turning ancestral history into compelling narratives. In her session, Find Stories In Your Family History, Kelly will share many of the most effective techniques for researching and constructing family histories. She shared her expectations with us ahead of HippoCamp […]

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Session & Speaker Preview: Chris Girman, Telling Sexy Stories

If your writing gets a little more sultry after HippoCamp 2017, Chris Girman may be the reason. Girman’s autobiographical writings and essays explore sex in nonfiction and his Telling Sexy Stories session at this year’s conference will help attendees develop their romantic scenes to their full potential. Chris told us what he’s anticipating about HippoCamp. HippoCampus: Without […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Lisa Cottrell, How To Build Your Own Writing Community

If you’re looking to leave the solitary writer’s life behind, Lisa Cottrell will provide some advice at HippoCamp 2017 during her flash session: How To Build Your Own Writing Community. As both a teacher and writing advocate in her community, Lisa knows how all members of a writing group can benefit from regular meetings. She shared her […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Athena Dixon, Many Roads Traveled: Writing, Editing, and Publishing Across Intersections

If you’re looking to transcend labels and kickstart your writing, editing, and publishing into new directions, then Athena Dixon‘s session is ideal for you. Titled Many Roads Traveled: Writing, Editing, and Publishing Across Intersections, Athena’s session pushes writers past their comfort zone and into new territory. She talked to us about new experiences she’s anticipating […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Lisa Romeo, on Titles and Submission Strategy

Lisa Romeo returns this year’s HippoCamp with two sessions: I’ll Take Titles for a Thousand, Alex is a flash session focusing on grabbing the attention of readers and editors, and Submission Strategy: Beyond Wish Lists, Tiers, and Industry Buzz, which helps writers create an effective publication strategy for their work. Lisa spoke to us about […]

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HippoCamp 2017 Scholarship Winners Announced

Hippocampus Magazine congratulates Patricia Blakesslee and and Michael Fischer, recipients of HippoCamp 2017’s two full scholarships. Each will receive complimentary registration to the conference and a travel stipend — and their heartfelt and skillful essays will be considered for the Writing Life column in a future issue of Hippocampus. Selecting finalists from our pool of […]

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HippoCamp Speaker Preview: Q&A with Joanne M. Lozar Glenn

Joanne M. Lozar Glenn is a returning HippoCamp speaker, this time as a panelist on our debut author panel. Joanne co-authored Memoir Your Way. We can’t wait to learn more about the process of finding a home for this unique craft book! In the meantime, she answered a few questions for us.   HM: Literary […]

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