HNS Bristol and South West Chapter

The Bristol and South West Chapter of the Historical Novel Society is for readers and writers of historical fiction and is a chance to meet fellow historical fiction enthusiasts. It is open to members of the HNS and non-members, with no obligation to join the Society. Meetings will be free (though a small charge might have to be made to cover venue costs). If you would like to join, just come along to the next meeting.

Please note: the Group is a social network of readers and writers and it’s not a forum for authors to sell books. We do have a “show and tell” spot – a ten minute or so slot where people can talk about their book, their work in progress, something they’re interested in (recent slots have covered Roman cooking, coins, and re-enactment) – but no sales pitches please! If anyone wants to do a show and tell, they should let me know at one of the meetings so that I can book it in.

What is the HNS?

The HNS is a literary society devoted to promoting the enjoyment of historical fiction. The HNS is based in the USA and the UK but welcomes members (who can be readers or writers) from all round the world. Find out more at the Historical Novel Society website.


The Bristol and South West chapter meets monthly at the Bristol Central Library from 5.45 to 7.15 pm. For directions see the Bristol Central Library website.

Meeting Dates:-

20 November 2014

18 December 2014 – to be confirmed


Our next meeting is on 20 November 2014 when we will be looking at Bruce Sterling and William Gibson’s The Difference Engine, along with the theme “Modes of Travel”.