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Speaker and Session Preview: Q&A with Blair Thornburgh

HippoCamp is excited to welcome Blair Thornburgh to this year’s agents and editors panel, as well as our post-conference pitch-sessions. Blair is an editor at Philadelphia-based Quirk Books and has so much to share. We can’t wait to learn from her this September.   Without sharing any spoilers, what can attendees expect from your role […]

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Speaker and Session Preview: Keysha Whitaker

We’re practically neighbors! HippoCamp is proud to welcome Keysha Whitaker who presently resides in nearby Berks County! If you’ve read The Writer or McSweeney’s, there’s a chance you’ve read practical advice or humor from this essayist, and we’re so pleased she’ll be sharing her experiences on our Articles & Essays panel. She answered a few […]

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Speaker & Session Preview: Wendy Bilen, 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

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, 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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