We’re pleased to welcome memoirist Jamie Brickhouse to HippoCamp 2016. He’ll read from his debut book Dangerous When Wet at our Evening Readings: A Night of Nonfiction, and then, the following morning, will share his journey to publication as part of our debut authors panel. We asked Jamie a few questions about his role in HippoCamp.
Hippo: We don’t want to give too much away about your session/panel/workshop, but please share with us a golden nugget that you hope attendees will take away from your talk that isn’t found on the program description.
I want to share the writing exercise of “I remember,” which is a key I use to unlock memories, revelations and insights into any character, event, or emotion about which I want to write.
What is your best advice for those attending a writing conference, whether it’s for newbies or veterans?
Be open to new ideas and know that you will meet at least one person (probably more) from whom you can benefit and vice versa.
Aside from speaking, what you are most looking forward to about being part of the HippoCamp?
Being surrounded by writers all dedicated to the art and craft of creative nonfiction and learning from my peers.
What’s on your personal conference agenda?
Must not miss: Multiplication and Division: Writing About One Experience Across Multiple Pieces. I’ve already been doing this, but want to learn how I can explore it to the fullest.
What are you most looking forward to about visiting Lancaster?
I think I must explore the wild, wonderful world of the Mennonites and the Amish.
Jamie, we look forward to you sharing your words and wisdom with our attendees!