Hippocampus Family & Alumni Updates: Fall 2019

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We’re always pleased to share updates from our family of contributor alumni and other friends. Here’s what we’ve collected between our last update and early December 2019.

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  • Cheryl Somers Aubin signed her book, The Survivor Tree: Inspired by a True Story, at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum in October. She also taught a class on exploring our senses in our writing at the Writer’s Center in Bethesda, Maryland, in November.
  • David R. Bowne published a short work of climate fiction, “Moana Rising” in the November 2019 issue of The Write Launch.
  • Cindy Carlson’s essay “What to Keep,” published in July, 2018, was selected for inclusion in a new anthology, Accolades, published by Women Who Submit (WWS), a Los Angeles-based organization encouraging women to submit their work to magazines and journals. She adds that, since Hippocampus, she’s been published in Tiferet, Barely South, Please See Me and Chautauqua. Cindy helped to start her local chapter of WWS in Norfolk, VA.
  • Christi Craig’s essay, “Dismantling My Mother’s Home,” was published in Bacopa Literary Review, September 2019.
  • Erika Dreifus is delighted to announce the release of her latest book (and first poetry collection): BIRTHRIGHT.
  • Estelle Erasmus has been named as faculty for the 2020 Erma Bombeck Writers’ Workshop in Dayton, Ohio , April 2-4.
  • Laura Johnsrude published a new essay, “Leaving Earth,” in the Pain Issue of online magazine, Please See Me.
  • Lara Lillibridge was selected as one of AWP’s Writer to Writer mentors for fall 2019.
  • Christy Lynch published her essay “Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo-Hoo” with Longreads in October. Earlier this year, she became the nonfiction editor at BookPage, and she also teaches creative nonfiction workshops for The Porch Writers’ Collective in Nashville.
  • Anthony J. Mohr’s essay “The Ed Riots” was published in the fall 2019 issue of The MacGuffin. His essay “Re-Elect the President” became a finalist in Living Springs Publisher’s Stories Through the Ages Baby Boomers Plus 2019. It appears in their publication of the same name.
  • Anne Pinkerton published a new essay/listicle, “Having a Dead Sibling is Full of Contradictions” in June on the Modern Loss site.
  • Donna Talarico had an essay, “For Thirty-Nine Years” — and its audio version — published in The Superstition Review.
  • Kirsten Voris published The Trauma Sensitive Yoga Deck for Kids: For Therapists, Caregivers, and Yoga Teachers (North Atlantic Books), a deck of fifty yoga shapes and a booklet that teaches adults how to support the development of agency and embodiment in children who have lived thorough difficult and bewildering things.


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