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 PATRICK WHITE ORATION
The 2021 Oration is to be delivered by General the Honourable Sir Peter Cosgrove AK AC (Mil) CVO MC (Retd), who has released his memoir, You Shouldn’t Have Joined.
The Patrick White Oration is a major, stand-alone literary event that forms an important and integral part of the Scone Literary Festival.
The Oration celebrates the work of Patrick White, Australia’s only Nobel Laureate for Literature and recognises Scone’s strong literary heritage.