Session and Speaker Preview: Hayli Cox, “The Honest Composite Character,” a Flash Session

hayli-coxAs a graduate teaching assistant and MA candidate at Northern Michigan University, Hayli Cox has had creative nonfiction published in The Lightkeeper, Haiku Journal, and Hippocampus Magazine. Hayli will be presenting “The Honest Composite Character” during Lightning Round: Flash Sessions and took some time to talk about attending HippoCamp 2016.

Hippocampus: Aside from speaking, what you are most looking forward to about being part of the HippoCamp? 

Hayli: I’m quite excited to attend a conference full of people who are as passionate about creative nonfiction as I am. The speakers are a diverse group of intelligent people I can’t wait to hear and learn from. Of course, I’m also thrilled to peruse the book sale.

What’s on your personal conference agenda?

My plan is to attend as many sessions as I can, but I’ve starred the evening readings, keynote speakers, “Fiction Techniques in Memoir,” “Embrace your Weird,” and pretty much everything else.

What are you most looking forward to about visiting Lancaster?

I’ve never been to Lancaster. I’m eager to experience the rich culture and the unique aesthetic of the city as an early settlement.


Whether it’s your first visit to Lancaster or you’ve lived here all your life, join us for HippoCamp 2016 and take your creative nonfiction to the next level. Register today and we’ll see you in August!