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The conference is now only 3 weeks away.

Last chance to book a residential place is 13th August. Remember if you book a residential place immediately contact the hotel - the best method is email: to reserve your room.

Booking will remain open for day delegates ONLY until 21st August.


The Historical Novel Society Conference 2018 will be held in Scotland, from 24th – 26th August 2018.

All conference sessions will take place in the superb facilities at the Westerwood Hotel, near Glasgow, and the optional excursions on the Friday and Sunday will start and finish at the hotel.

The conference will open with dinner on the Friday evening, including an after dinner speech by Robin Ellis, the original Ross Poldark, and will be followed by a Late Night Question Time Special when a panel of guest speakers will answer questions from the floor.

Saturday and Sunday will provide a packed and varied programme of speakers, workshops and panels, including keynote powerpoint presentations from Alison Weir on Jane Seymour and Sarah Dunant on the Borgias, plus the opportunity to book one-to-ones sessions with agents, publishers and industry professionals.

With input from established authors and leaders of the publishing industry; new and growing historical fiction publishers; top agents; specialists in ebook distribution and promotion, and those providing professional services, there will be something for everyone interested in the genre – both readers and writers, whether mainstream published, indie or aspiring, and, of course, networking opportunities galore.

Plans are also underway to include the Scots Brigade of the Sealed Knot, Living History Scotland and Historic Environment Scotland.