Hippocampus Magazine to host central-PA writers as part of national nonfiction simulcast

Hippocampus Magazine to host central-PA writers as part of national nonfiction simulcast

An evening of live readings – in three cities and online – slated for Saturday, Oct. 29

Hippocampus Magazine is thrilled to be participating in a national nonfiction storytelling simulcast, a first-of-its-kind, live event that’s bringing together a few peer literary journals.The event, created by Under the Gum Tree in conjunction with its fifth anniversary, begins at 8 p.m. eastern time, Saturday, Oct. 29. Three nonfiction literary magazines (and maybe a special guest!) will participate; Creative Nonfiction joins the aforementioned publications, and each magazine will feature two readers.

People can attend live, in person, in each magazine’s hometown:Pittsburgh, Lancaster, or Sacramento, Calif. The event also will be live-streamed at underthegumtree.com/live.

The Hippocampus readings will be held at The Community Room on King (106 W. King Street), and will feature Laurie Jean Cannady and Stephanie Andersen. Doors open at 7:30 p.m.; light refreshments will be served, and feel free to BYOB.

Hippocampus is pleased to bring its online magazine to life and feature writers from our home region, as well as participate with creative nonfiction folks from around the country.


For more information on the event, visit underthegumtree.com/live, and you may also RSVP to the simulcast at this Facebook event (as well as see who else is reading!)

About our readers:

Laurie jean cannady at podium

Laurie Jean Cannady is professor at Lock Haven University and the author of the memoir Crave: Sojourn of a Hungry Soul (Etruscan Press). Among other honors, Crave was named one of the best nonfiction books by black authors in 2015 by The Root and was a finalist in Foreword Reviews’ Indiefab Book of the Year 2015 (memoir). She has published an array of articles and essays on poverty in America, community and domestic violence, and women’s issues. Cannady spoke at Hippocampus’ 2016 conference, HippoCamp.




Stephanie andersenStephanie Andersen, a resident of Berks County, teaches at Reading Area Community College. Hippocampus published an excerpt of her in-progress memoir—an essay called “Still”—in June; the memoir details her journey toward healing after giving up her daughter for adoption. Anderson was twice listed as Notable in Best American Essays. In addition to Hippocampus, her work can be found in Brain, Child Magazine, Stoneboat Literary Journal, and The Washington Post.


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