Founded in 2010, Hippocampus Magazine is an online publication set out to entertain, educate and engage writers and readers of creative nonfiction. HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers, now in its second year, is an in-the-flesh extension of that three-fold mission.
This three-day Pennsylvania writing conference will feature notable speakers, engaging sessions in three tracks, interactive panels, author and attendee readings, social activities, networking opps, and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops and post-conference pitch session.
We can’t wait to tell you more about this year’s programming — and welcome you to Lancaster, Pa., a city rich in history, arts and culture.
HippoCamp is formatted in the style of a professional, industry conference more so than that of a typical writing conference. Expect to learn a lot and return home with a notebook and brain full of ideas!
To give you a sense of what this conference is all about, a sneak preview, if you will:
— Conference center and hotel in heart of historic Lancaster
— Welcome program – orientation and inspiring opening speaker
— 18 attendee-led break-out sessions
— Lightning-round talks featuring 8-10 speakers
— 4 all-conference panel sessions
— 2 keynote presentations
— 35+ speakers
— Scores of your peers and publishing professionals
— Author readings
— Multiple pre-conference craft workshops (an optional add-on)
–Post-conference agent/editor pitch session (an optional add-on)
–Social events including a welcome reception and open-mic night
— Meals and snacks and coffee galore
The official conference website will be updated continuously with new details.
Conference planning made possible by a dedicated committee of on- and off-site volunteers, most of whom are also on the Hippocampus Magazine staff.
Conference Chair: Donna Talarico
Assistant Conference Chair: Kevin Beerman
If you weren’t at HippoCamp 2015, or you just want to relive it, you can get a great a idea of how our first creative nonfiction conference went by visiting last summer’s writing conference recap page. Here, you’ll find a social media recap, blog posts, links to our photo albums and more.
These details will give you a glimpse of what is in store for 2015.