2017 Satellite Events

HNSA holds an annual calendar of satellite events in addition to the biennial conference.

2017 Meet the Author Events

Hear local authors talk about their works and shared themes in historical fiction writing. These events are intended to showcase aspiring, emerging and established literary talent.

The 2017 Program includes events in:

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Brisbane events

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Tuesday 29 August 2017 – Brisbane

Time 1.00pm – 2.00pm(Please arrive 15 minutes early)
Venue Grange Library, 79 Evelyn Street, Grange
Theme History from the Archives
Participating Authors Cheryl Hayden: A Christmas Game (2012)Duncan Richardson: Jason Chen and the Time Banana (2012)
Tickets Free eventPhone The Grange Library on 07 3407 2523 to reserve your place.

Melbourne events

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Sunday 20 August 2017 – Melbourne

Time 2.30pm – 4.30pm(Please arrive 15 minutes early)
Venue Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Theme War & Romance Historical Fiction**Door Prize**

Free ticket to HNSA 2017 Workshop – ‘Medieval, Regency and So Much More: Writing Historical Romance for the International Market’

Refer to HNSA 2017 Programme for workshop details.

(Note: Prize winner must have a ticket to attend HNSA 2017)

Participating Authors Gabrielle Gardner, Sweetmans Road (forthcoming)Sylvia KarakaltsasA Perfect Stone  (forthcoming)

Elise McCune: Castle of Dreams (2016)

Gabrielle Ryan (Chair): Hush Little Baby (in progress), Twitter @Gabagail

Alison Stuart: And Then Mine Enemy (2016)

Tickets $15.00 pp (plus online booking fee)Afternoon tea included

(Bookings now closed)

Sunday 18 June 2017 – Melbourne

Time 2.30pm – 4.30pm(Please arrive 15 minutes early)
Venue Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Theme Ancient & Medieval Historical Fiction
Participating Authors Lindy CameronBarbara Gaskell Denvil: The Flame Eater (2016)

Rachel Nightingale: Harlequin’s Riddle (2017)

Paul Hansen, The Dragon Throne (forthcoming, Bk 3 of Last War of Gods and Men series)

Linda Weste (Chair): Nothing Sacred (2016)

Tickets $15.00 pp (plus online booking fee)Afternoon tea included

(Bookings now closed)

Sunday 9 April 2017 – Melbourne

Time 2.30pm – 4.30pm(Please arrive 15 minutes early)
Venue Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Theme Children & Young Adult Historical Fiction
Participating Authors Goldie AlexanderThat Stranger Next Door (2014)Robyn Bavati: Within these Walls (2016)

Elizabeth Jane Corbett (Chair): The Tides Between (forthcoming, 2017)

Pamela Rushby: Lizzie and Margaret Rose (2016)

Tickets $15.00 pp (plus online booking fee)Afternoon tea included

Tickets available from here

(Bookings now closed)

Sunday 19 February 2017 – Melbourne

Official Melbourne Launch of the HNSA 2017 Conference Program
Time 2.30pm – 4.30pm(Please arrive 15 minutes early)
Venue Mail Exchange Hotel, 688 Bourke Street, Melbourne
Theme Australian Historical Fiction
Participating Authors Ella Carey: Secret Shores (forthcoming)Kali Napier: An Emu War (forthcoming)

Greg Pyers: The Unfortunate Victim (2017)

Gabrielle Ryan (Chair): Hush Little Baby (in progress), Twitter @Gabagail

Dorothy Simmons: Living Like a Kelly (2015)

Tickets $15.00 pp (plus online booking fee)Afternoon tea included

(Bookings now closed)

Sydney events

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Wednesday 26 July – Sydney

Time 6.00pm-8.00pm
Venue Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon
Theme/Title Wings into History: how the past inspires historical fiction
Participating Authors Justin Sheedy : No Greater Love (2016)Kim Kelly: This Red Earth (New edition 2017)

Michelle Morgan: Flying Through Clouds (2017)

Winton HigginsThe Rule of Law (2017)

Tickets $5.00 pp.Bookings essential

Light refreshments provided

Tickets available from Gordon Library here.

 

Monday 29 May – Sydney

Time 6.30pm-8.30pm
Venue Sutherland Library, 30-36 Belmont St, Sutherland
Theme/Title Follow that Horse! All you ever wanted to know about researching, writing and publishing historical fiction
Participating Authors Elisabeth StorrsTales of Ancient Rome: Call to Juno (2016)Isolde Martyn: Troubadour (2017)

Debbie Robson: Tomaree (2016)

Julianne Miles-Brown: Misadventure (forthcoming)

Di Murray (Chair): Printer’s Ink (forthcoming, 2017)

Tickets Free event. Bookings essentialLight refreshments provided

(Bookings now closed)

Wednesday 29 March – Sydney

Official Sydney Launch of the HNSA 2017 Conference Program
Time 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Venue Mosman Library, 600 Military Road, Mosman, Sydney
Theme/Title Fossicking through the Gems of History: Recreating the Past in Fiction
Participating Authors Elisabeth Storrs: Tales of Ancient Rome: Call to Juno (2016)Belinda Murrell: The Lost Sapphire (2016)

Felicity Pulman: I, Morgana & The Once and Future Camelot (2016)

Lauren Chater: The Lace Weaver (2018)

Lynette McDermott: The Garth Trilogy (in progress)

Tickets Free event. Bookings essentialLight refreshments provided

Tickets available from Mosman Library:

[Bookings now closed]

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