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Historical Novel Society Australasia

The Historical Novel Society Australasia (HNSA) promotes the writing, reading and publication of historical fiction, especially in Australia and New Zealand.

Current Events

Past Events

  • Saturday 31 August 2019
    Entries open for the ARA HNSA Short Story Contest once Early Bird Conference ticketing is launched. $500.00 prize money sponsored by ARA. Winner to be announced at the Conference Dinner. Preconditions apply. SPECIAL NOTE: WEEKEND OR DAY CONFERENCE TICKET IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. Bookings close 12 Midnight Saturday 31 August
    Competition held online
  • Friday 25 October 2019
    1:1 tutorials conducted by Gillian Polack on researching and writing historical fiction. Ticket Price = $200.00 PLEASE NOTE - the Masterclasses will be held on Friday 25 October 2019 and not during the Conference weekend as has occurred in the past. Sessions will be conducted on the hour between 8.00am to and 5.30 pm. Limit 8. Preconditions apply.
    Building EQ, Western Sydney University, Paramatta South Campus
  • Friday 25 October 2019
    1:1 manuscript assessments on the hour with industry experts Clare Hallifax or Irina Dunn (Friday 25 Oct). Ticket Price = $180.00 PLEASE NOTE - the manuscript assessments will be held on Friday 25 October 2019 and not during the Conference weekend as has occurred in the past. Sessions will be conducted on the hour between 8.00am to and 5.30 pm. Limit 17. Preconditions apply.
    Building EQ, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus
  • Friday 25 October 2019
    A suite of 9 skill-based workshops on craft & publishing to be held on Friday 25 October 2019. Limit 20 per workshop. Workshops will be conducted in three 2 hour blocks with a choice of 1 workshop per time block. First session: 9.00-11.00 Second session: 11.30-1.30 Third session: 2.30-4.30 PLEASE NOTE - the workshops will be held on Friday 25 October 2019 and not during the Conference weekend as has occurred in the past. Ticket Price = $40.00 per session
    EZ, Female Orphan School, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus
  • Between Saturday 26 October 2019 and Sunday 27 October 2019
    HNSA 2019 is the biennial signature event of the Historical Novel Society Australasia, to be held 26 to 27 October 2019, at Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus. Ticket prices: Early Bird Weekend - $249.00 Saturday (Day only) - $147.00 Student Weekend - $147.00 Sunday (Day only) - $147.00 Full Price Weekend (available from 1 August 2019) - $295.00
    Building EA, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South campus
  • Between Saturday 26 October 2019 and Sunday 27 October 2019
    Historical Re-enactments & Weapons sessions presented by skilled historical re-enactors. Refer to individual session descriptions for more information. Ticket price = FREE
    Building EA, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus
  • Saturday 26 October 2019
    Entries open for the First Pages Pitch Contest to be held Sat 26 Oct. Limit 8. $200.00 Prize money. Preconditions apply. SPECIAL NOTE: WEEKEND OR DAY CONFERENCE TICKET IS REQUIRED TO ENTER.
    Building EA, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus
  • Saturday 26 October 2019
    Conference Dinner to be held on evening of Saturday 26 October 2019 at 6.30pm as part of HNSA 2019. Limit 100. Ticket prices: Bus = FREE Dinner = $75.00
    Sahra Restaurant
  • Sunday 27 October 2019
    The Academic Stream Sunday 27 October at Building EA, G.36 Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus. 3 panels exploring ‘History Repeats’ with 12 papers presented. General Admission SPECIAL NOTE: WEEKEND OR DAY CONFERENCE TICKET IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. Ticket price = FREE
    Building EA, Western Sydney University, Parramatta South Campus
  • Monday 3 February 2020
    Entries open for the HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency. Closing date is 13 October To be held 3 to 9 February 2020, this is a 7 day retreat to Norfolk Island with paid air fare, accommodation & car hire. Winner to be announced at the Conference Dinner. Preconditions apply. SPECIAL NOTE: WEEKEND OR DAY CONFERENCE TICKET IS REQUIRED TO ENTER. Ticket price = FREE
    HNSA Colleen McCullough Residency
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