7th Historical Novel Society North American Conference
June 22-24, 2017
Portland, Oregon

Portland river view of downtown

Photo by Craig Vogel



We’ve got many new and exciting programs planned for the HNS 2017 Conference in in Portland, Oregon, the historic City of Roses!


  • Two spectacular guests of honor: Pulitzer-prize winning novelist Geraldine Brooks and David Ebershoff, acclaimed author of The Danish Girl
  • Three full days of programming: an optional one-day Pre-conference Academy of workshops, followed by two days of regular programming
  • Several intimate “Koffee Klatch” conversations with popular authors on a variety of historical themes
  • A Costume Contest open to attendees at the opening night cocktail reception
  • A Saturday afternoon Readers’ Festival featuring special programming for attendees and the community


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