It’s been unseasonably warm in my neck of the woods this winter. And I’m not complaining. It’s not spring yet, but it sure feels like it. Just yesterday at my day job, at Elizabethtown College, I snapped a picture of an art class having class outside. As I write this, I am procrastinating from packing for a trip to my first AWP (Association of Writers and Writing Programs) conference in Chicago, where it is bound to be a lot colder than it is here, and I will quickly be reminded that it is NOT spring yet. I thought long and hard about getting a table for Hippocampus this year, but being an AWP virgin, I wanted to attend first and see all that the largest writing conference known to man has to offer without being tied to a table.
I was fortunate enough to be asked by my alma mater, Wilkes University, to volunteer at its table (#406), so if you are AWP bound, please stop by and say hello! I’ll be working shifts there throughout Thursday and Friday. I am so excited to meet Hippocampus readers and contributors — if you will be there, please send me a message or email and maybe we can meet up!
But, AWP is over before the first week of March so I don’t want to spend all of the focus of this note on AWP. So, on to this issue! We’re delighted to share the March edition of Hippocampus, featuring fresh creative nonfiction, articles, reviews and an interview. We’re sharing a day early (which actually is debatable since it is a Leap Year!) because we’ll be at the conference.
Here’s a peek inside:
- Interviews Editor Lori M. Myers speaks to creative nonfiction author, Dinty W. Moore.
- Fred Amram goes back to elementary school as a German immigrant where he grapples with spelling and bullies in his memoir excerpt “The Outsider”.
- Lucille Rains recalls an unbelievable tale of a middle-of-the-night piano delivery in a primitive village in “The Piano Sale”.
- I’m not the only AWP virgin; mensah demary shares his anxieties in his Writing Life column.
- ..and much more!
Most Memorable for February
Congratulations to Emily Johnson! Her story “Dust to Dust” was named Most Memorable from the February issue.
Rock ‘n’ Roll Issue Seeking Submissions
The deadline for the Rock ‘n’ Roll issue is April 15. Share your music-themed creative nonfiction. More details on our first theme issue here.
Reader Survey Still Live
We’re shooting for 100 respondents and we’re almost there. If you haven’t already, please take a few minutes to tell us how we’re doing. We will share results of this survey with our readers in the coming weeks.
As always, thanks for reading Hippocampus!