Some special events at the Historical Novel Society Conference

As well as the general program, there are some very special events at the Historical Novel Society of Australia’s inaugural conference this weekend. Here are a couple:

22 MARCH 2015

Balmain Town Hall

Library Meeting Room 1      11.00 am – 12.00 pm           Session Three

PHRYNE FISHER AND OTHER FANTASIES: THE FEMALE DETECTIVE IN HISTORY

A panel of academics will discuss at length this theme ‘Phryne Fisher And Other Fantasies: The Female Detective In History’, the subject of a forthcoming special edition of ‘The Australian Journal of Crime Fiction’.

‘The Australian Journal of Crime Fiction’ publishes scholarly and critical studies of work that fall within, or challenge the conventions of, the crime fiction genre.

Panellists include: Dr Rachel Franks, Dr Rachel Le Rossignol, Dr Kelly Gardiner, Diane Murray and Dr Wendy J. Dunn.

Super Sessions:

HISTORICAL FICTION WRITING AND RESEARCH WITH GILLIAN POLACK

Do you struggle with blending research into your writing? Dr Gillian Polack will provide an analysis of the first 50 pages of your manuscript as well as guidance on how to write compelling and authentic historical fiction. Click here to learn more.

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MANUSCRIPT ASSESSMENTS WITH IRINA DUNN

Do you want your manuscript assessed? Irina Dunn, Director of the Australian Writers’ Network, will hold one-hour one-on-one sessions to provide detailed feedback on the first 1,500 words of your manuscript. Click here to learn more.

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SOCIAL MEDIA SUPERSESSION: MODERN MESSAGES FOR TIMELESS STORIES

How do you build a reputation as an historical novelist? Learn how to build an author platform with author Elisabeth Storrs, and review blogger Margaret Bates. Click here to learn more.

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