6 More Reasons to Attend HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers — A Few Conference Updates

We’ve made several additions to the conference schedule and offerings over the past month, and we thought we’d put them all in one place so you can see all of these updates.

If you’re already registered for HippoCamp, your schedule just got more exciting. And if you’re still on the fence about attending this summer writing conference, here are six more reasons to attend!

Lancaster_Pennsylvania_downtownNew Agent Added to Agents & Editors Panel

We’re happy to welcome Veronica Park of the Corvisiero Agency to our Sunday agents and editors panel.

New All-Conference Session on Funding Your Writing Life

We’re so excited to add a new session to Sunday’s line-up. Founding members of The Void Academy, an organization dedicated to helping artists make a living, will give a session and Q&A about crowdfunding and other ways for writers (and other artists) to make a living. The session title says it all: “People Want to Give You Money for Your Art….”

Three New Break-Out Sessions                                         

We’re pleased to welcome Curtis Smith, Jesse Waters and Kathleen Frazier into the breakout session mix. The first two are in our CREATE track: Curtis will present a session on outlining and planning your writing, while Jesse’s Family, Friends and Foes presentation will focus on writing “about what you know you know.” Kathleen’s The Alchemy of Writing session, in our LIVE track, will focus on writing and illness.

Headshots Now Available    

Our conference photographer, Patty O’Brien of Summer Crow Photos, will be offering headshot sittings during lunch and dinner blocks (we don’t want to take you away from a session!). The best part? Patty will take your photo and email it to you after the conference; she’ll only invoice you if you decide you want the photo.

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These new additions are on top of an incredibly action-packed weekend of creative nonfiction goodness, including more than two dozen sessions and panels, two keynote speakers (Lee Gutkind and Jane Friedman), readings, social events, meals and optional workshops. If you just heard about this conference, there’s still time to register!