Keynote Announcement: Hippocampus Magazine to Welcome Memoirist Mary Karr to HippoCamp 2016

We’ve been waiting, patiently, to announce our Saturday night keynote speaker, and here we are.

mary-karrHippocampus Magazine is pleased to welcome best-selling memoirist Mary Karr to HippoCamp 2016: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers. She’ll deliver a reading and talk based on her latest book, The Art of Memoir, Saturday, Aug. 13, 2016, as part of the conference programming.

Mary Karr, Ph.D. is an award-winning poet and New York Times best-selling memoirist. She is the author of the critically-acclaimed, best-selling memoirs The Liars’ Club, Cherry, and Lit. Her latest book, The Art of Memoir, is a master class on the fastest-growing literary genre. A television series based on The Liars’ Club and Lit is in development with Showtime starring Mary Louise Parker as Karr and produced by Sarah Timberman (Masters of Sex, Justified, and Elementary). In 2015 Syracuse University awarded her an honorary doctorate in humane letters.

A born raconteur, Karr brings to her lectures and talks the same wit, irreverence, joy, and sorrow found in her poetry and prose. In Karr’s “The Art of Memoir” talks she brings a wealth of knowledge that comes from teaching literature and writing for nearly three decades and writing three critically acclaimed memoirs that are routinely named as the best in the genre.

More About HippoCamp 2016

The Saturday evening keynote is just part of this exciting three-day creative nonfiction event where 40+ speakers will lead interactive break-out sessions and engaging all-conference panels. Plus, attendees will enjoy readings, social events, meals, and optional, intensive pre-conference workshops and/or a post-conference “meet an agent/editor” event.

We’re still awaiting confirmation for some of the accepted session proposals and we’re still in planning stages for some of the conference panels, but visit the conference schedule page now to see the current line up and what excitement is in store – and be sure to look for additional speakers and sessions throughout the end of the year. (You also may sign up for email updates at the bottom of the website.)

Tickets go on sale Dec. 1. We’ll share registration details soon, but know that we’re having an extra incentive for our “earliest early” birds!

The inaugural HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers drew 140 writers from 19 states. If you weren’t there, relive it here, on our recap page.