Imagining the Past: Episode 5: The Feminine Mystique

This week’s episode of Imagining the Past is in memory of Elizabeth Jane Corbett who passed away earlier this year. She was a wonderful author and dedicated member of the HNSA Committee. Liz featured in our Feminine Mystique: Writing Strong Female Protagonists panel in HNSA 2019 chaired by Sophie Masson with Kirsty Murray and Juliet … Read moreImagining the Past: Episode 5: The Feminine Mystique

Imagining the Past: Episode 4: Intertwining lives revealed

Our podcast episode this week explores a popular sub genre of historical fiction – parallel narratives. Our host, Greg Johnston, introduces a discussion chaired by Diane Murray with Tea Cooper, Carla Caruso and Emily Madden on Intertwining Lives Revealed: the mystery in parallel narratives. Please enjoy this recorded live session from the HNSA 2019 conference program, and subscribe … Read moreImagining the Past: Episode 4: Intertwining lives revealed

Imagining the Past: Episode 3 – I am a camera

Our podcast episode this week is published in tribute to Julian Leatherdale who sadly passed away this year. He was a true gentleman with a great sense of humour and a love for the grandeur and history of heritage buildings in Sydney’s Blue Mountains where some of his books were set. Our host, Greg Johnston, … Read moreImagining the Past: Episode 3 – I am a camera

Imagining the Past: Episode 2 – It’s Academic

The HNSA community has been rocked and deeply saddened this year by the untimely deaths of three of our HNSA family. Over the coming weeks, we will be honouring their memories by releasing episodes featuring recorded live sessions with Jesse Blackadder, Julian Leatherdale and Elizabeth Jane Corbett from the HNSA 2019 conference program. Today, our episode … Read moreImagining the Past: Episode 2 – It’s Academic

The Unbearable Brightness of Seeing – how Norfolk Island shines its own light on the process of writing

Written by Sally Colin-James, the emerging writer winner of the inaugural Colleen McCullough Residency Award There’s something about the light on Norfolk Island. A brightness, a clarity. An ever-present magic-hour that begs the attention of a lens. And, as I sit beside Dr Colleen McCullough’s headstone, I am reminded of the words of another McCullough, … Read moreThe Unbearable Brightness of Seeing – how Norfolk Island shines its own light on the process of writing

Catch up with HNSA 2019: our new season of Imagining the Past podcasts: Episode 1

I’m delighted to introduce our new season of Imagining the Past podcasts. Over the coming weeks, our host, Greg Johnston, will present recordings of live sessions from the HNSA 2019 conference program. It will be a treat for those who couldn’t attend our conference at Western Sydney University in October last year. It’s also a … Read moreCatch up with HNSA 2019: our new season of Imagining the Past podcasts: Episode 1

HNSA 2019 Conference Winners

Attendees of HNSA Sydney 2019 had the opportunity to enter three competitions. The ARA Short Story Contest TCW First Pages Pitch Contest The inaugural Colleen McCullough Residency Prize ARA Short Story Prize ARA’s generous sponsorship enabled us to establish the First Nations Participation Fund to cover the travel and accommodation expenses of our Indigenous speakers. … Read moreHNSA 2019 Conference Winners

HNSA Sydney 2019 Conference Wrap Up

It’s just over month since HNSA Sydney 2019 and the committee are starting to emerge from their fog of post conference fatigue. We will meet on Monday evening to de-brief and then <insert deep fortifying breath> set the train in motion for 2021.  Before we start chugging forward however, I’ve been asked to give you … Read moreHNSA Sydney 2019 Conference Wrap Up

A few last minute changes

In the past few months some of our wonderful speakers have withdrawn due to personal circumstances. I’m pleased to say that their replacements are just as talented. Take a look: Bookseller, Scott Whitmont, and author, Catherine T Wilson, will step into the shoes of Melanie Prosser and Lucinda Brant in Connecting with Readers; the post … Read moreA few last minute changes

ARA HNSA Short Story Contest Long list

We are delighted to announce the long list of entries in our ARA HNSA Short Story Contest. Congratulations to the authors who are in the running to win our $500 prize generously donated by ARA. Dear Anna by Nicola WardleyFare Thee Well by Lou GreeneThe Driver by Dell BrandThe Ink Stain by Christina KingTo Liberty by … Read moreARA HNSA Short Story Contest Long list

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