The Scone Literary Festival has quickly gained a reputation in its short history, as a Festival that asks the big questions, creates a stimulating yet intimate atmosphere in a gorgeous, informal environment where readers and writers mingle together.

At SLF, we stand for the “love of words” and embrace diversity – of opinion, of literary genre and of the community through the curation of its program, author, topics, and events alike.  We love to tackle contemporary issues and savour some of the treasured questions, such as which book you’d take on a desert island and why?

Authors and attendees love our writers’ festival for just that … “amazed at diversity of audience and of speakers.”  They treasure that atmosphere and thoroughly appreciate our fabulous country hospitality.

Scone Literary Festival

“This year’s festival was outstanding – the best yet. The quality of the presenters was very impressive as were the topics and content of all the sessions. Thought provoking; topical; sometimes confronting, sometimes very amusing, certainly entertaining. The President and her committee need to be congratulated for putting on such an outstanding event, particularly in very challenging circumstances with the coronavirus situation changing all the time leading up to the weekend, sometimes daily. Well done to all involved.”


2022 Scone Literary Festival

11-13 March 2022

Our most diverse ever with the overarching theme of Storylines – big names, big topics!

We’re tackling some big themes from the constitution and its relevance to trauma and tragedy, historical relevance and the impact of the pandemic.

You’ll see and hear from Aussie icons like Jack Thompson at the Bush Poets Breakfast and award winning journalists, authors and storytellers.



Thank you to our partners and supporters who make the Scone Literary Festival possible. If your organisation would like to partner with us for our 2020 event, please contact us.