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HWA Annual Conference

Hilton Hotel, Providence, Rhode Island

November 1 - 4, 2018
Join Us for a Craft-tastic Weekend!

HWA PastWords Awards

Award for Historical Fiction

Diana Gabaldon
Award for Historical Nonfiction

Gordon S. Wood

About the Conference

The conference programming will focus on supporting quality historical writing – fiction and nonfiction, research, the submission process, the road to publication, and the life of a historical writer. There will be a mix of sessions on the craft of writing and genre and era specific knowledge (food, clothing, language) as well as the business side of publishing including self/indie publishing, marketing and publicity and social media techniques. While many of the sessions are geared specifically to historical writing, this year the focus is on the craft of writing - in all genres.

The 2 1/2 day conference will also offer

  • "Master Class" pre-conference workshop
  • Agent Pitches
  • Keynote dinner events
  • Book signing event featuring books by conference presenters and participants
  • Creative ways for attendees to network and collaborate
  • Conference bookstore

Registration Types (click button for information & fees):

Guest Registration for the Conference is $300 and includes Networking Events & Award Banquet
(does not include general sessions or agent pitches)

Full Conference
Sessions on Friday, Saturday, Sunday
Agent Pitches
Book Signing & Awards Dinner
Thursday Workshop discounted
More information TBA

HWA Conference 2018

Conference + Membership        $525.00
 HWA Conference 2018

 Conference Day Rates:
Day rates include all sessions and agent pitches. Saturday includes the Awards Dinner. 

Note: Thursday Master Class Session is found here  Master Class 
 Friday only (no meals)             $175.00
 Saturday only w/award dinner  $225.00
Awards Dinner only                  $100.00

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