The biennial Historical Novel Society North American Conference will be held from June 20 to June 22 at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in Oxon Hill, Maryland, across the river from Washington, D.C. The conference features workshops, presentations, panels, pitch sessions with agents and editors, and manuscript critiques for historical fiction writers. Featured authors and faculty include Karen A. Chase, David Ebershoff, Teel James Glenn, Dolen Perkins-Valdez, Jeff Shaara, and Alison Stuart. The cost of the conference, which includes all regular sessions, an evening reception, lunches, and a banquet dinner, is $495 ($425 for HNS members) until February 15 and $595 ($525 for HNS members) thereafter. Student tickets are available for $175. The registration deadline is May 15. Preconference workshops are available for an additional $60 each. Lodging is available at the conference hotel for discounted rates. Visit the website for more information.
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