Hippocampus Magazine at AWP 2017: Book Launch, Readings, Panels, Bookfair and More

anthony and pamela at hippocampus table in 2016

Hippocampus staff members Anthony Mohr and Pamela Ramos Langley at AWP 2016 in Los Angeles.

It’s the 50th anniversary of the AWP Annual Conference and Bookfair, so you can bet a lot of exciting things are in store as more than ten-thousand writers, academics, MFA programs, publishing professionals, and students descend on our nation’s capital. Hippocampus Magazine is thrilled to be part of the action — and we have our own celebrating to do. More on that below.

We created this Hippocampus Magazine at AWP page to keep you up to date on where you can find us, and our friends, during this annual literary event. We’ll cover:

  • Meet us at the Bookfair
  • Stop by during a book signing
  • Attend our off-site event: a book launch party!
  • See us on a panel
  • Find our friends – were to find fellow CNF publications and panels/events featuring our friends

Meet us at the Bookfair

We’ll be at Table 715 during scheduled Bookfair hours. Stop by to chat, take some literature, check out our new anthology, or attend a signing (see next heading!). Meeting our readers and contributors (and new friends!), for us, is the best part of AWP.

Stop by during a book-signing

Hippocampus Magazine is honored to welcome the following authors to our table for one-hour signings. Please stop by to support these fine writers.


  • 9 a.m. – Laurie Jean Cannady (Crave)
  • 11:30 to 12:30 – Alexis Paige (Not A Place On Any Map)
  • 2 p.m. – Lynn K. Hall (Caged Eyes)


  • 9:30 a.m. – Joanne M. Lozar Glenn (Co-author, Memoir Your Way)
  • 11 a.m. – Sarah Einstein (Mot: A Memoir)
  • 1 p.m. – Melanie Brooks (Writing Hard Stories)


  • 10:30 a.m. – Allison Williams (How to Get Published in Literary Magazines)


donna talarico and laurie cannady at awp 2016

Founder Donna with Laurie Jean Cannady at AWP 2016; we’re happy to welcome Laurie back.


Attend Our Off-site Event: Selected Memories Book Launch

  • Friday, Feb. 10, 7:30 p.m.

Join us at Capital Yacht Club — a short ride away from the conference hotel — for a celebration of our books’ divisions first title, “Selected Memories: Five Years of Hippocampus Magazine.” Hear from a few of the collections’ 33 contributors, enjoy snacks and a cash bar, and meet your CNF peers. Admission is free, but since space is limited, registration is required. Sign up here. Readings begin at 8 p.m.


  • Uber or taxi – go south in 7th until you hit the water.
  • Metro: The Marriott Marquee is next to the Mount Vernon Square 7th Street Convention Center metro stop, the green line. Take that toward Brance Ave, Va.; get off at Waterfront Southwest; the Yacht Club is about three blocks away.

See Hippocampus on a Panel

Donna Talarico, founder and publisher, will be part of a panel called “Starting Small: Grassroots Workshops and Conferences,” where she’ll talk about HippoCamp: A Conference for Creative Nonfiction. Also on the panel: Tyler McMahon, Shawna Yang Ryan, Dave Housely, and Mark Brazaitis. (Saturday at 9 a.m., Marquis Salon 5.)


Find our friends:

We’re proud of our Hippocampus family! Our contributors, staff members, conference speakers and attendees, and other CNF friends are doing some great things in the literary world. We wanted share with you as many of their AWP-related activities as possible.

Fellow creative nonfiction publications at the Bookfair:

Our genre is home to some amazing publications; please visit them during your Bookfair travels!

  • Creative Nonfiction – Table 658
  • Under the Gum Tree – Table 744
  • Riverteeth – Table 167
  • Fourth Genre – Table 793

Panels Featuring Hippocampus Friends

We’ll share soon as we learn of them!

Off-site Events Featuring Hippocampus Friends & Peer Publications

  • Feb. 10, 6-8 p.m. – Join Under the Gum Tree, FourGenre, and RiverTeeth at a happy hour reading. Event details here.
  • We’ll share more soon as we learn about them!

We hope to see you at AWP! We’ll update this page as we get closer to the event and as we discover new events featuring our friends. Be sure to use #awp17 — and #hippoawp — throughout the event.