Special Events

Thursday, June 20, 4:45 – 5:15 p.m.
ORIENTATION SESSION FOR NEW HNS CONFERENCE ATTENDEES
Room: Pose Lounge

Not all writers’ conferences are the same. Learn what to expect over the next two days at HNS NA Conference, as the “lay of the land” is demystified by Conference Chair Vanitha Sankaran.

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Thursday, June 20, 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
OPENING NIGHT COCKTAIL RECEPTION AND COSTUME CONTEST
Room: Pose Lounge

Meet and mingle with current colleagues and make new friends. Enter the costume contest dressed as an impersonation of an historical figure or in your finest evocation of a historical era. Open to all! There will be prizes!

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Friday, June 21, 5:00 – 6:30 p.m.
HOOCH THROUGH HISTORY: “REVOLUTIONS AROUND THE WORLD”
Special event (pre-registration required, additional fee of $75 per person)
Room: Woodrow Wilson A

A potent potables tasting flight across the centuries, Hooch Through History touches down in six countries around the globe. Our ”spirit”  guide—food and beverage historian Isobel Carr—will lead attendees through deliciously “Revolutionary” cocktails (paired with a few authentic hors d’oeuvres) that were imbibed in America, Mexico, Haiti, France, India, and Japan during particularly turbulent times. As you sip and nosh, you’ll learn the whats, whys, and hows behind these specific recipes. Along your journey, you’ll sample the punch that blew George Washington’s stockings off, the daiquiri that may have fueled a Caribbean slave revolt, and learn why the pairing of gin and tonic was so crucial to India during the days of colonialism.

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