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Historical Novels Society of Australasia – 2017 Melbourne Conference

September 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am - September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm

This celebration of the historical fiction genre will showcase over 60 speakers discussing inspiration, writing craft, research, publishing pathways and personal histories. Featured speakers include  Sisters in Crime members Kerry Greenwood,  Sophie Masson, and Sulari Gentill,  plus  ‘brother-in-law’ Robert Gott, Kate Forsyth,  Deborah Challinor, Juliet Marillier, Arnold Zable,  Anne Gracie and Lucy Treloar. Opening night reception on Friday 8 September includes a round table discussing the conference theme ‘Identity: Origins and Diaspora.’

In addition to the two stream weekend program, there are also ten skills based super sessions, manuscript assessments and an academic program. The inaugural HNSA Short Story Contest boasts a $500 prize. There is also a First Pages Pitch Contest.

Early bird registration is currently open with 15% discount on the weekend program and opening reception. The discount will remain on offer until 30 June 2017 or until the allocation is exhausted.

Learn more about HNSA 2017 at our website. www.hnsa.org.au



September 8, 2017 @ 8:00 am
September 10, 2017 @ 5:00 pm
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