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.
2021 Women Words and Wine
16 October 2021 @ Hollydene Estate
Women Words and Wine is sure to be a lively occasions with plenty of great conversation over our shared “Love of Words.” Partnering with Upper Hunter Women in Business, we’ll be hearing from guest speakers and entertained by panel discussions all while enjoying, delectable food, a drink and the beautiful surroundings of Hollydene Estate.
‘Friends of the Festival’ will have first choice of tickets, so ensure you have an active membership prior to tickets going on sale.
2022 Scone Literary Festival
11-13 March 2022
Preparations have begun for a Festival not to be missed in 2022. Block out your diary for March 11-13, book in at one of our beautiful bed and breakfasts and make a weekend of it.
We’ll be celebrating the “love of words” in all their various forms, right across the Upper Hunter. Events will include the Bush Poets Breakfast, 3 fantastic Writing Competitions, lively discussions and debates, literary panels and of course the gem of our festival, our official festival dinner.
The program will be confirmed later in the year and tickets will be on sale from November.