Many members of the HWA will be speaking at festivals throughout the year. 

'Previously....' runs in Edinburgh from 17th - 23rd November and will have HWA members in attendance

Previously: Scotland's history festival



 Harrogate History Festival Logo4


The  HARROGATE HISTORY FESTIVAL showcases the best in historical writing - fiction and nonfiction - from the UK.   We have a stellar line-up for this, our first Harrogate History Fest. 2014 saw, amongst others, Bernard Cornwell, Elizabeth Chadwick, Sandi Toksvig, Peter Snow and Irving Finkel.

The winner of the HWA DEBUT CROWN was also announced here.

Next year's dates are 23rd - 25th October - put them in your diary now!


Dates are 23rd - 26th October, venue is Harrogate. Tickets are on sale now

Harrogate History Festival
Featuring Elizabeth Chadwick, Bernard Cornwell, Sarah Dunant, Irving Finkel, Conn Iggulden, James Naughtie, Peter Snow, Sandi Toksvig and many more great names

The Festival will take place from 23-26 October 2014 and we’re inviting you to spend an action packed weekend in the beautiful town of Harrogate, steeped in its own history. Join us for this fantastic opportunity to explore and grapple with leading literary minds on some of the most gripping conflicts, personalities and epic tales in human history.
Harrogate International Festivals invites audiences to delve into the characters, intrigues and stories that stood the test of time to become the stuff of history books. Hosted in association with the Historical Writers Association, the 2014 Harrogate History Festival will feature some of the giants of the genre, with Special Guests including Peter Snow, Bernard Cornwell, Elizabeth Chadwick, James Naughtie interviewed by Robert Wilton, Charlotte Higgins with Richard Hobbs, Alison Weir with Sarah Gristwood, Sarah Dunant In Conversation with SJ Parris, Elizabeth Fremantle In Conversation with Suzannah Dunn, Prof Irving Finkel, Sandi Toksvig and Conn Iggulden.
With so many great names why not see them all with a Rover ticket starting from only £65 and Weekend Break Packages (which include tickets and accommodation at The Old Swan Hotel) from only £379. See our website for more details.

For the full programme of inspirational writers, visit www.harrogateinternationalfestivals.com/history
BOX OFFICE: 01423 562303
Take a Step Back in time with our Weekend Break Packages and Rover Tickets…
<image002.jpg>Treat yourself to three nights at the Harrogate History Festival by booking a combined ticket and accommodation package at the Old Swan Hotel. Weekend Break packages including 3 nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation and tickets for all events over the weekend and an exclusive Festival Goody Bag are only £379 per person for two people sharing a double/twin room, or £429 per person for singles.

Weekend Break Packages include:
·         Three nights’ bed and breakfast accommodation (23, 24 & 25 October)
·         Delicious lunches at the Old Swan Hotel
Your Rover ticket, giving you access to events across the weekend
A Festival goody bag

Weekend and Day Rover Tickets:
Weekend Rover Ticket - £180 for access to all events throughout the weekend from Thursday 23 October to Sunday 26 October 2014
Friday Rover Ticket - £65 for access to all events on Friday 24 October 2014
Saturday Rover Ticket - £75 for access to all events on Saturday 25 October 2014
BOX OFFICE: 01423 562303



HISTORY WRITING MONTH - The HWA in combination with The Reading Agency and the Libraries of the UK have organised a fantastic, wide-ranging series of literary events at your local library.  Whereever you are, there is likely to be an event near you in the coming months - and if there isn't, you still have time to organise one - - contact your library, get them interested, with a local independent bookshop, local book groups, reading groups, writing groups... whatever -  and let us know.