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HWA Annual Conference

Hyatt Regency Tamaya Resort, Albuquerque, New Mexico

September 21- 24, 2017


Guest Speaker
Melinda Snodgrass - Author
co-editor and writer for the Wild Cards book series
Guest Speaker
Jodi Daynard - Author
The Midwife’s Revolt and Our Own Country
Guest Speaker
Parris Afton Bonds - Author
Co-Founder & 1st Vice President
Romance Writers of America

Master Class
Chris C.C. Humphreys
The French Executioner, The Jack Absolute Trilogy, Vlad – The Last Confession, A Place Called Armageddon, 
and Shakespeare’s Rebel
Master Class
Jeff Kleinman
Literary agent, Founding partner Folio Literary Management
Master Class
Larry Brooks
Story Engineering, Story Physics, Story Fix, and six acclaimed thrillers...

About the Conference

The HWA conference is an annual conference in locations selected with their historical settings in mind.

The conference programming will focus on supporting quality historical writing – fiction and nonfiction, research, the submission process, the road to publication, and the life of a historical writer. There will be a mix of sessions on the craft of writing and genre and era specific knowledge (food, clothing, language) as well as the business side of publishing including self/indie publishing, marketing and publicity and social media techniques.

The 2 1/2 day conference will also offer

  • "Master Class" pre-conference workshops
  • Keynote dinner events
  • Book signing event featuring books by conference presenters and participants
  • Creative ways for attendees to network and collaborate
  • Vendor exhibit floor
  • Conference bookstore

Registration Types & Fees:

Charter Member $450.00

Member $490.00

Conference + Membership $565.00

Nonmember $590.00

Guest Registration $275.00

In addition to regular conference activities, there are a number of extra activities offered as a courtesy to our attendees. These offsite tours and activities are NOT part of the regular conference, but are offered to allow you to enjoy the area and get group tour rates.

More Information/Register Here

HWA 2017 Registration

Expand the Experience

Adding a guest? Want to take a tour of Old Albuquerque, Santa Fe, or even a full-day tour of Acoma Pueblo "Sky City,"  visit the stables at Tamaya, or roam through the ruins? There is plenty to do at Tamaya, and we will be adding options over the next few weeks. Watch for new announcements through the month of June!
These options are available on the regular registration link; however, if you didn't select one during the regular registration, you can use the Extras! link to add on to your registration.
Note: some items appear twice - once for Thursday September 21st, and once for Sunday September 24th. Choose the one for the day you wish to attend.
To see the currently available options, click here:



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