The 2017 HippoCamp Creative Nonfiction Conference was held from September 8 to September 10 at the Lancaster County Convention Center in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference featured craft and query workshops, panel discussions, lectures, open mics, and readings for creative nonfiction writers. Participating nonfiction writers include Jamie Brickhouse, Melanie Brooks, Laurie Jean Cannady, Athena Dixon, Kaylie Jones, Randon Billings Noble, Alexis Paige, Lisa Romeo, and Allison Williams. Beverly Donofrio and Tobias Wolff delivered keynotes. Participating publishing professionals included Laura Apperson (St. Martin’s Press), Ed Maxwell (Greenburger Associates), Veronica Park (Corvisiero Literary Agency), and Amy Singh (Skyhorse Publishing). The cost of the conference, which included some meals, is $379 until April 28 and $419 thereafter. Pre-conference craft and query workshops were available for an additional $50 each, and post-conference agent or editor pitch sessions were available for an additional $25 each. Lodging was available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate of $160 per night. Other lodging options were available nearby. Registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
HippoCamp, Hippocampus Magazine, 22 East Walnut Street, Suite 2, Lancaster, PA 17602.