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HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

August 24-26, 2018

Lancaster, Pa. - Lancaster Marriott


Your story matters.

If you love to write true stories, this warm and welcoming writing conference, produced by Hippocampus Magazine, was made just for you!

HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers is geared toward writers of all skill levels and backgrounds, and it offers plenty of opportunities for you to hone your craft, explore publishing options and find ways to balance your writing and "real" life, as well as chances to meet, learn from, and share with writers like you.

This three-day creative writing conference in PA event features 50+ notable speakers, engaging sessions in four tracks, interactive panels, readings, social activities, networking opps and optional, intimate pre-conference workshops. All of this, plus meals and snacks, bundled into a great, comprehensive conference rate. Our host city is Lancaster, Pa., a bustling mid-size metropolis rich in history, arts and culture. (Learn more about this event at the ABOUT page.


35+ events that will fill your notebook with ideas and inspiration!


40+ writers and publishing professionals will share their experience and wisdom with you!

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Early-Bird Rate Ends 5/15!

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