Guest of Honor
George R.R. Martin
for Book Signing & Awards Dinner
A Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin will sign books and receive an award at the Historical Writers of America's conference at the Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort in Santa Ana Pueblo.
Santa Fe author Melinda Snodgrass-—the executive producer on a new Martin TV project called Wild Cards—is the keynote speaker for the awards dinner. She will also teach a class on screenwriting.
Bestselling Texas romance author Parris Afton Bonds and New England historical writer Jodi Daynard will also speak at the Sept. 21-24 event. Bonds helped start the Romance Writers of America. Daynard taught writing at MIT and Harvard.
The conference will offer 40 history and craft classes, plus full-day writing workshops taught by New York book agent Jeff Kleinman, Writer's Digest author Larry Brooks and historical novelist Chris C.C. Humphreys.
Attendees can also pitch their book ideas to eight New York and West Coast agents on Friday and Saturday.
In addition to Martin, HWA will recognize six artists whose work is rooted in the past: novelist Larry McMurtry, songwriter James McMurtry, nonfiction author Hampton Sides, and U.S. Congressman John Lewis, Andrew Aydin and Nate Powell—the creative team behind the graphic novel, March.