Join us for the HNSA 2023 Winter Online Weekend Program on Saturday and Sunday 1 -2 July 2023. Our Program will feature an exciting line-up of talented authors and industry professionals in both workshops and chat salons. It’s the perfect way to spend those chilly July days.
WORKSHOPS ON WRITING, EDITING AND PUBLISHING
The workshop program features twelve 3-hour workshops covering the ins and outs of editing, publishing and researching together with the craft of writing historical genre. If you’re keen, you can fit in two workshops per day. The price is $130 per workshop. Places are limited to 16 people per workshop, so book early to ensure your spot!
Workshops available are:
- Kathryn Heyman – The Art & Carpentry of Fiction
- Paula Morris – Writing Family History
- Kayte Nunn – Parallel Narratives & Page Turners
- Brian Falkner – Beyond the Horizons: Writing Stories and Series that Connect with Young Readers
- Anne Gracie – Writing An Historical Novel Series
- Jock Serong – Making the Research Disappear
- Linda Funnell – Editing & Revising Your Manuscript
- Sophie Masson – What Attracts a Publisher’s Eye?
- Melissa Ashley – Writing Biographical Fiction
- Bonnie Wildie – Trove and Library Research
- Mary Lou Locke – Successful Self Publishing
- Meg Keneally – Historical Crime & Mysteries
our chat salons are back!
Our Chat Salons are one-hour informal sessions with some of Australia’s best authors held in Zoom chat rooms. They’re designed for you to ‘get to know’ an author and other historical fiction fans from the comfort of your own home. You can converse directly to them, communicate via the chat function, or simply ‘lurk and listen’. Whatever suits!
This year the focus is on historical food, fashion, vocabulary and finding hidden research gems. The salons will be held in the afternoons on Saturday and Sunday 1 & 2 July. The price is $15 each.
The 2023 Chat Salons are:
- Jacqui Newling – Food in Colonial Australia
- Kathryn Gauci – Fashion, Fabric and Frocks: how to dress your characters
- Kim Kelly – Slip of the Tongue: authentic historical vocabulary
- Roanna Gonsalves – Researching Hidden Colonial Histories
Please note the workshops and salons will not be recorded for reasons of preserving privacy and intellectual property.