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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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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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