In its third year, HippoCamp will descend upon Lancaster, Pennsylvania, during the second weekend of September. If you or someone you know enjoys creative nonfiction and/or would like to see keynote speaker Tobias Wolff in person, I strongly encourage you to register now!
I’ve seen the conference schedule, and let me tell you: it’s got a lot of interesting classes, including:
Saturday is the heart of HippoCamp and a jam-packed day. That’s why we’re feeding you a solid breakfast! Enjoy a hot breakfast with lots of options. Plus, you may sit at a designated topic table to discuss a writing or publishing issue with other attendees. Meet while you eat!
Social media–platform–building readership–too often, these feel like a distraction from our “real” work, or like we’re shouting into a void. But it’s possible to use social media to improve our writing and bring joy to our day and momentum to our career. We’ll cover using social media purposefully and meaningfully and how Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook, and blogging can be part of your literary world.
Writers, both established and emerging, have faced all kinds of obstacles. Whether it’s constant rejection, a new baby, unemployment, the death of a loved one, or just the daily grind, writers always seem to face some insurmountable struggle, which often takes them away from their work. However, many are able to prevail with a bit of persistence and perseverance. Join us for a conversation about trying and trying again, about failure and success. Participants are encouraged to share their experiences and discuss how we can become better writers by turning our failures into successes.