We’re offering our first-ever Readers Festival on Saturday afternoon, June 24, featuring special programming for attendees and the community! Register here. Note: Conference registrants need not register; admission is included in your registration.

We have 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 during the opening night cocktail reception, Thursday, June 22, from 6:00 to 8:00PM.
  • A Saturday afternoon Readers’ Festival featuring special programming for attendees and the community