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Historical Fiction Readers Festival and Book Signing

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Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center

201 Waterfront Street

Fort Washington, MD 20745

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Listen to an interview with our guests of honor, choose from other conference sessions, and buy a book to have your favorite author sign it!

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When you arrive, choose from these sessions to attend during the 1:15-2:15 p.m. hour and the 2:30-3:30 hour:

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. GENERAL SESSIONS

  • DYNAMIC DUOS: Husbands and Wives Who Worked Together during the Women’s Suffrage Movement. [Nicole Evelina & Hope Tarr] Room: Woodrow Wilson B)
  • WRITING 20TH CENTURY NON-EUROPEAN HISTORICAL FICTION: Diversity, Research, and Why Not? [Eliza (E.) Knight, Vanessa Riley; moderator: Denny S. Bryce] Room: Woodrow Wilson C)
  • DANCE WITH MEN IN KILTS!* (*MEN IN KILTS NOT PROVIDED) (interactive workshop) [Gillian Bagwell & Bruce Herbold] Room: Baltimore 1&2
  • DOUBLE TROUBLE: Crafting the Dual Timeline Historical Novel. [Discussion hosts: Kate Quinn & Beatriz Williams] Room: Baltimore 4
  • WOMEN OF WASHINGTON: First Ladies, Society’s Sirens, and Hustlers on the Hill. [Stephanie Dray; Stephanie Thornton; moderator: Margaret Porter] Room: Annapolis 1&2
  • “SONGS AND SOLDIERS OF THE CIVIL WAR”: Presented Live With Banjo, Guitar and Song. [Curt Locklear] Room: Annapolis 3&4

1:15 p.m. – 2:15 p.m. KOFFEE KLATCHES (limited seating available)

  • MORE THAN MONUMENTS, PAST POLITICS: The Human Face of Early Washington, D.C. [Koffee Klatch Host: Jennifer Bort Yacovissi] Room: Camellia 4
  • WOMEN OF THE HARLEM RENAISSANCE. [Koffee Klatch Hosts: Piper Huguley & Elizabeth Kerri Mahon] Room: Azalea 3

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. GENERAL SESSIONS

  • TEA & COFFEE WITH OUR TWO GUESTS OF HONOR, Dolen Perkins-Valdez and Jeff Shaara. Author, journalist, and critic known nationwide as “The Book Maven,” Bethanne Patrick, will interview our guests of honor, discussing, among other topics, their literary interpretations of the American Civil War era; followed by a Q&A from the audience. (Room: Woodrow Wilson A)
  • LAUNCHING AND SUSTAINING A SUCCESSFUL LOCAL HNS CHAPTER. [Ana Brazil, Faith Justice, Judith Starkston; moderator: Glen Craney] Room: Annapolis 1&2

2:30 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. KOFFEE KLATCHES (limited seating available)

  • FROM INSPIRATION TO PUBLICATION: RESEARCH RESOURCES. [Koffee Klatch Hosts: Sarah Johnson & Alana White] Room: Camellia 3)
  • “NOTE-WORTHY” NOVELS: Writing Music in Historical Fiction. [Koffee Klatch Host: Mary Sharratt] Room: Camellia 4

Then, attend the book signing!

3:45 p.m. – 5:15 p.m. READERS FESTIVAL BOOK SIGNING

Explore our conference bookstore and visit guests of honor Jeff Shaara and Dolen Perkins-Valdez and your other favorite historical fiction authors at a book signing. (Room: Pienza Restaurant in Atrium)

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