The 2022 HippoCamp conference was held from August 12 to August 14 at the Downtown Lancaster Marriott in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. The conference featured craft talks, publishing and marketing sessions, panel discussions, a story slam, and readings for creative nonfiction writers, as well as a book sale featuring attendee and speaker books. Participating nonfiction writers included Lawrence Knorr, Lara Lillibridge, Janna Marlies Maron, Randon Billings Noble, Brendan O’Meara, Donna Talarico, and Allison K Williams. Carmen Maria Machado delivered the keynote address. The cost of the conference, which included four meals, was $499. Preconference workshops were available for an additional $79 to $99 each. Lodging was available at the conference hotel for a discounted rate of $174 per night. A limited number of scholarships covering full registration and offering a $150 travel stipend were available; writers submitted an online application by May 15. General registration was first come, first served. Visit the website for more information.
Accessibility accommodations included public transportation near the venue; elevators in all multilevel event spaces; accessible sidewalks, pathways, doorways, parking, and bathrooms; reserved seating; Braille signage; and ASL interpretation, assistive listening devices, and text copies of talks. Discounted registration was offered to guests of attendees who served as guides. Writers contacted conference founder Donna Talarico at firstname.lastname@example.org for additional accessibility details.
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