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Friday, June 26, 2015

Note: Pre-Conference Workshops from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (Additional Fee)

9am—noon 1:30—4:30 6 – 10 p.m.
 The Architecture of the Historical Novel  Attitude and Altitude of Historical Novel
Conference Kick-Off Reception and Dinner
 Broadsword Workshop  Rapier/Dagger/Smallsword workshop  Guest of Honor Chris C.C.Humphries

Saturday, June 27, 2015

8—9am 9:15—10:15am 10:30—11:30am Luncheon with Guest of Honor Karen Cushman  1:15—2:15pm 2:30—3:30pm 3:45—4:45pm Costume & Awards Banquet with Special Guest Speaker Diana Gabaldon
Agents and Editors I Dancing with the Darcys–Regency Dance Workshop Dancing with the Darcys–Cont.  Mistress of Ceremonies: Gillian Bagwell
Self-Publishing I: New Paths in Publishing Trends in Historical Women’s Fiction Self-Publishing II: The Brass Tacks of Self-Publishing  Selling Historical Fiction: The Good, the Bad, and the Dangerous Social Media: A Help or a Hindrance? The Who, Why, and What Answers to Reader Satisfaction
Beyond Google: Using Primary Sources to Bring Your American Characters to Life It’s Mysterious and Historical! Clues to Writing an Historical Mystery Series Characters in Corsets: How to Write Fashion into Your Fiction The Art of Book Cover Design for Historical Fiction Art and Artists in Historical Fiction: The special challenges of writing about art and artists in HF Primary Sources and “Touch and Try”: The Next-Best Thing to Time Travel
Prepping Your Manuscript before Submission (Re)creating the Past: Historical Fiction Without the Famous Elizabeth Peters, Egyptology, and Historical Fiction Today Finding (and Keeping) Critique Partners for Your Historical Fiction Midwifery: Magic or Medicine? Making It Relevant & Making It Real: Writing Historical Fiction that Speaks to 21st Century Readers
It’s Been Done Before But Not Like This The Gender Divide Just the facts, Ma’am (or not?): Transforming Biography into Compelling Historical Fiction Shakespeare and Me: A novelist explores his greatest influence Agents and Editors II Diversity in Publishing


Sunday, June 28, 2015

 8—9am  9:15—10:15am  10:30—11:30am
Out Loud and Proud in Front of a Crowd: Reading Your Work for an Audience Speak the speech, I Pray You: How Well Does Your Dialogue Work? Scotland: Ye Hielands and Ye Lawlands
The Red Pen and Historical Fiction: an Editor’s Perspective Pressed for Time: Writing and Researching Historical Fiction When Life Gets in the Way Starting a Chapter of the Historical Novel Society
Writing the American West: Ferocious Women, Boomtowns, Battlefields, and Bordellos The Past is…Where? Damsels to the Rescue: Reviving the Male Protagonist
Cold Reads Writing Historicals for Children and Teens
 Cold Reads  Cold Reads