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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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Speaker and Session Preview: Jennifer Hill, workshop leader

Jennifer Hill is a multidisciplinary artist — a poet, playwright, arts educator, and performer who loves exploring all the real and imagined connections between writing and movement. And we’re thrilled she’s sharing her love of words and play — and maybe wordplay? — with us at HippoCamp in her pre-conference workshop, “Alive Inside: Every Body […]

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Speaker Preview: Lisa F. Smith, Debut Author Panel (Author of, A Girl Walks Out of a Bar)

Out of a bar … and into the downtown Lancaster Marriott: We’re pleased to welcome memoirist Lisa F. Smith to HippoCamp 2017’s debut author panel and evening readings, during which she’ll read from her memoir, “A Girl Walks Out of Bar.” Here, Lisa shares a little preview of what we can expect and what she’s […]

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Speaker and Session Preview: Sam Schindler

We love that HippoCamp draws speakers and attendees from all over the country (and globe), but we also love it when members our our hometown literary community are able to participate. Sam Schindler is an educator and also a producer of a few multimedia efforts, some of which involve his family. (We highly recommend you […]

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Speaker and Session Preview: Patty Kline-Capaldo, Finding Your Tribe

It’s only natural that a session titled “Finding Your Tribe” will be a team effort. Patty Kline-Capaldo joins Rae Theodore for this session in our LIVE track, which is all about the writing life. Patty answered a few questions about her upcoming involvement with HippoCamp. HM: What can attendees expect from your session? PC: Attendees […]

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