Friday 8th September 2017
Opening Night Reception
Join us as we officially launch the HNSA 2017 Conference. Meet other attendees as canapés and drinks are served then enjoy our programme.
5.30 pm for 6.00 pm
HISTORY WITH A TWIST COCKTAILS
Skylounge, Level 3, AMDC Building
Swinburne University of Technology
6.45 pm – WELCOME ADDRESS
Welcome addresses by Elisabeth Storrs (HNSA Co-founder) and Sophie Masson (HNSA 2017 Conference Patron)
7.00 pm – CELEBRATION OF KATE FORSYTH’S BEAUTY IN THORNS
Join Kate Forsyth’s celebration of her new release, Beauty in Thorns, with the chance to win lots of prizes including a 1:1 Skype session for yourself or your book club with Kate.
7.45 pm – IDENTITY: ORIGINS & DIASPORA ROUND TABLE
ROUND TABLE DISCUSSION
Enjoy a lively round table discussion hosted by Nicolas Brasch talking to Arnold Zable, Hanifa Deen, Ngahuia te Awekotuku, Lisa Chaplin and Gary Crew as they consider the role of the historical novelist in exploring first encounters in Australia and New Zealand’s colonial pasts, the migrant experience underlying our nations’ multicultural identities, and whether an author’s origins are relevant to the story telling.
Tickets to the opening night reception and round table must be purchased prior to the event.