Conference Closing Keynote Announced: Friedman to Go “Beyond the Book”

jane-friendmanIf you follow folks for writing wisdom on Twitter, she’s likely on your list. If you’ve ever Googled “publishing advice,” you’ve likely stumbled upon her blog. And if in the last decade or so you’ve subscribed to one of the most widely circulated writing magazines, you’ve definitely read her work or work that she’s touched.

Hippocampus Magazine is proud and honored to welcome Jane Friedman to HippoCamp, our inaugural creative nonfiction conference. Jane will end the summer conference Sunday with a closing keynote, “Beyond the Book.” She’ll discuss how to stay current in an ever-changing publishing landscape.

Jane has more than 15 years of experience in the publishing industry, with expertise in digital media strategy for authors. From 2001–2010 she worked at Writer’s Digest, where she ultimately became publisher and editorial director. Most recently, she served as the digital editor for the Virginia Quarterly Review. Since 2001, she has spoken at hundreds of writing conferences around the world—and she’s adding ours to the list.

Jane’s presentation complements Lee Gutkind’s opening craft keynote, “You Can’t Make This Stuff Up.” Jane and Lee join an impressive line up of more than 30 speakers for a few dozen 45-minute sessions on craft (CREATE), publishing and promoting (SHARE) and work-life balance (LIVE), and a trio of panel discussions featuring new nonfiction authors, agents and editors with an eye for CNF, and a group of literary citizens moving and shaking in their communities. See the full line up and roster here.

We hope that you will join us Aug. 7-9 in the heart of Lancaster, Pa. for HippoCamp. Register early, by May 15, to take advantage of ‘early bird’ savings of $30 on your conference registration—which includes access to all sessions and panels, an opening reception, two keynotes, social events and several meals.

On behalf of all our speakers, staff and conference committee members, I’m looking forward to seeing you at HippoCamp!


Donna Talarico