HippoCamp 2021: Recaps of Our Conference for Creative Nonfiction Writers

HippoCamp 2021 panel with Donna Talarico at podium and Ashleigh Renard, Dinty W. Moore, Erin Dorney and Athena Dixon at head table.
CAPTION: Attendee David Pidgeon said this Sunday panel on writing through a pandemic was the group therapy session we all needed. We think he's right. Pictured here: moderator Donna Talarico and panelists Ashleigh Renard, Dinty W. Moore, Erin Dorney, and Athena Dixon. Photo by Lina Seijo for Hippocampus Magazine.

HippoCamp 2021 was a resounding success. Sure, we smiled behind masks and elbow-bumped instead of hugged, but this summer conference for creative nonfiction writers made a strong comeback with more than 150 attendees from 30+ states and four countries.

On this page, we provide a quick overview of some recaps and resources, as well as brief information about HippoCamp 2022.

Thank you to all of our speakers, volunteers, magazine staff members, and attendees!

Session Recaps

Session Slides & Handouts

The following sessions have slide decks and/or handouts available (downloads available on session pages linked here):

Recap Blog Posts

Thanks to our attendees for covering HippoCamp 2021 via these guest blog posts (view all posts here):

Attendee & Speaker Content - Blog Posts, Podcasts & More

The Backchannel: Social Media Mentions & Convos

Get HippoCamp Merch: Shirts Still Available

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Looking Ahead: HippoCamp 2022 Information

Save the dates: Aug. 12-14, 2022; our call for session proposals opens Oct. 1, 2022. The conference website will go live in early 2022. (The Conference page of the main Hippocampus Magazine website will house links to the most up-to-date conference details.)