If historical fiction is your thing, and you’re near Sydney, Pamela Freeman’s half-day course on historical writing is an excellent source of information (next date13 June). But you may also want to mark another date in your diary: 21–22 March.
It’s the inaugural conference of the Historical Novel Society of Australaisa (HNSA), with its patron another of our brilliant course presenters – Kate Forsyth! To celebrate this ‘history-making’ (literally) weekend, HNSA has kindly offered Australian Writers’ Centre readers a special 10% discount off the festivities.
Here’s what they have to say, including the generous offer:
The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) will hold its inaugural conference at Balmain Town Hall on the 21-22 of March 2015 with its opening reception held at the State Library of NSW on the 20th. Entitled ‘The Historical Novel in Peace and War’, the conference will celebrate the historical fiction genre in a weekend of talks, panels, debates, book launches and readings with super sessions on social media, researching and writing historical fiction as well as manuscript assessments.
The weekend conference will showcase 40 speakers and is peppered with international authors such as Kate Forsyth (our patron), Felicity Pulman, Jesse Blackadder, Juliet Marillier, Sulari Gentill, Sophie Masson, Toni Jordan and Colin Falconer.
HNSA is offering Australian Writers’ Centre members a special conference deal. The price of a Whole Conference ticket (normally priced at $250) will be reduced by 10% to $225. This ticket entitles the holders to attend all the sessions in the main program and also includes morning and afternoon tea, and a lunch voucher redeemable at a fantastic local café. The offer does not include tickets to super sessions or social events. Apply the coupon code AWCHNSA15 when purchasing a standard whole conference ticket. Day tickets are also available.
In addition to the discount on the whole conference ticket, HNSA is offering a giveaway of Sherryl Clark’s Do You Dare-Jimmy’s War to the first 50 ticket holders to the conference dinner on Saturday 21st March. All ticket holders to the opening night reception at the State Library of NSW on Friday 20th March will receive a free ebook bundle of the Janna Chronicles by Felicity Pulman.