Tickets are now on sale for our 2023 HNSA Conference to be held on Saturday 21 and Sunday 22 October 2023 at the Southern Sydney Event Centre at Hurstville, conveniently located close to Sydney Airport and Hurstville Station.
Take advantage of our early bird registration discount which ends on 20 September 2023.
THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS
We’ve decided to offer the best of both worlds by running a combined In Person and Online event. Attendees can choose whether they’d prefer to rub shoulders in the real world, or enjoy live-streamed sessions from the comfort of their own homes.
Both In Person and Online audiences will have on demand access to the entire program for 3 months after the conference ends. No more difficult choices across concurrent streams! You can attend everything in your own time – and watch sessions as often as you like.
CELEBRATING THE GENRE – RENEWAL: CONNECTING HISTORIES
Our two-stream weekend program celebrates one of the world’s most popular genres. We’re featuring over 60 speakers across 20 sessions with interviews, in conversation sessions together with panels discussing the genre, inspiration, publishing journeys, historical eras, and insights into writing and researching historical fiction. Our theme is Renewal: Connecting Histories.
AN EXCITING PROGRAM
Our Guests of Honour are Miles Franklin Literary Prize winners Melissa Lucashenko, Anna Funder and Tom Keneally together with international bestselling author, Judy Nunn.
Among our many talented authors are Kate Forsyth, Jock Serong, Belinda Alexandra, Kelly Rimmer, Mirandi Riwoe, Devika Ponnanbalam, Karen Wyld, Fiona Kelly McGregor, Robyn Cadwallader, Alexandra Joel, Christine Wells, Whiti Hereaka, Monty Soutar, Alison Booth, Sue Williams, Emma Harcourt, Lauren Chater, Sally Colin-James, Craig Cormick, Claire G Coleman, Siang Lu, Fiona McFarlane, Suzanne Leal, Robyn Mundy, Kate Mildenhall, Christopher Cheng, Nicole Alexander and Victoria Purman. Guest presenters include Kate Evans, Stephen Romei, Claudia Chan Shaw, Angelo Loukakis, Kim Kelly, Merinda Dutton, Suzanne Gervay, Ally Burnham and Kelly Gardiner.
Jock Serong is a novelist and the founding editor of Great Ocean Quarterly. He writes for screen and in national media such as The Guardian and The Monthly, and is a Board member of Melbourne’s Wheeler Centre. His latest novel is The Settlement, which concludes his Furneaux trilogy of novels about the arrival of Europeans in Bass Strait. The second book in the trilogy, The Burning Island, won the 2021 ARA Historical Novel Prize.
We look forward to connecting with you either in person or through the ether on 21-22 October 2023!