HippoCamp 2022 was an incredible success. After a year off, we cautiously returned in 2021 and it was a fantastic year, albeit with a lot of smiling behind masks. This August (12-14), our summer creative writing conference made an even stronger comeback with more than 230 attendees from 35+ states and three countries (including three Canadian provinces).

On this page, we provide a quick overview of some recaps and resources, as well as brief information about HippoCamp 2023. Thank you, again, to all of our speakers, volunteers, magazine staff members, and attendees!


In this section we'll share speaker-provided resources, such as slide decks and handouts, as well as recap posts from our volunteer blogging team:

Session Slides & Handouts

The following sessions have slide decks and/or handouts available (downloads available on session pages linked here, listed in alphabetical order by last name):

Recap Blog Posts

Thanks to our attendees for volunteering to cover and capture HippoCamp content via the following guest blog posts (view all conference blog content here):

ATTENDEE & SPEAKER CONTENT - Blog Posts, Podcasts, Social Posts & More

A few attendees and speakers turned their HippoCamp experience into blog posts, Twitter threads, articles, and more.

The Backchannel: Social Media Mentions & Convos


Show your HippoCamp spirit or support our speakers.

Get HippoCamp Merch: Shirts Still Available

We partnered with Threadless Artist Shops to offer a range of styles, fabrics, and colors of HippoCamp apparel, including tees and tanks. These shirts aren't dated, but instead are evergreen with the year we were founded – and they're print-on-demand, made JUST for you.

Order yours here.

Miss a Book at the Book Sale (or Didn't Attend)?

Hippocampus Magazine is a BookShop.org affiliate. We made a special list of speaker books. Hippocampus Magazine is a BookShop.org affiliate. We made a special list of speaker books. You can browse titles here by 2022 and previous-year speakers.

Explore Books Here

LOOKING AHEAD: HippoCamp 2023 Information

Save the dates: Aug. 11-13, 2023; our call for session proposals opens Oct. 3, 2022. Nov. 3, 2022. The conference website will go live in early 2023. (The Conference page of the main Hippocampus Magazine website will house links to the most up-to-date conference details.)