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HippoCamp Speaker Preview: Q&A with Rae Theodore

Rae Theodore attended HippoCamp 2016, and when she returns to Lancaster this year, it will be as a break-out session speaker. Along with Patty Kline-Capaldo, she’ll give the presentation, “Finding Your Tribe Or How a Writing Group Saved My Life.” Rae answered a few questions about HippoCamp! We’re excited to welcome her back. What can […]

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HippoCamp 2017 Speaker and Session Preview: Rae Pagliarulo

  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 asked Rae about her upcoming session, literary citizenship, Lancaster, and more. HM: Without sharing any spoilers, what can attendees expect […]

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2017 Closing Keynote Announcement

Hippocampus Magazine is pleased to welcome Dinty W. Moore to our annual conference for creative nonfiction writers, HippoCamp. Dinty will close out the conference with a talk on publishing creative nonfiction, a topic we’re thrilled to have him address. He’s not only widely published in our favorite genre, but he’s also the founder of Brevity, […]

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HippoCamp Speaker Preview: A Q&A with Marshall Warfield

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 with Randon Billings Noble. We asked Marshall a few questions about his workshop and his return to Lancaster. (Read his […]

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HippoCamp Speaker Preview: Q&A with Randon Billings Noble

  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 Poet, Tools of the Essayist: Crafting the Lyric Essay.” We’re thrilled to welcome her back to Lancaster. Here’s a peek […]

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HippoCamp Speaker & Session Preview: A Q & A with Allison K Williams

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 craft session on how using social media can make you a better writer. Allison took some time to give us […]

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HippoCamp Conference Speaker Preview: Jamie Brickhouse

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 this year as a breakout session speaker. If you’ve read his memoir, you’ll know that he recalls his childhood in […]

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Conference Speaker Preview: Lara Lillibridge

Lara Lillbridge attended HippoCamp 2016. She no doubt left inspired, and she’s has been busy ever since. Her debut memoir, Girlish, hits shelves this fall. We’re delighted to welcome Lara back to Lancaster, this time as a speaker. On Saturday, she’ll present “Genre Blender,”a session in our craft track Saturday, and Friday evening, she’ll read […]

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Writing Conference Funding Opp: HippoCamp Offering Two Scholarships + Travel Stipend

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 goals, and financial need, with more emphasis on the latter two. The complete scholarship guidelines and application are available at […]

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