Phillip Adams, SLF Patron
Scone Literary Festival

“Having been involved with Writers’ Festivals and Festivals of Ideas over the decades across Australia I’ve marvelled at how Scone’s event, from small beginnings, has gained true significance. But our part of the world has always fought above its weight when it comes to writers – with links to Patrick White, Donald Horne, Judith Wright and Barbara Baynton. While honouring the greats our Festival has been turning its attention to younger writers – and readers – in what promises to be another imaginative and creative event. I’m greatly honoured to be its patron.”

Phillip Adams, SLF Patron

Our events do indeed “punch above their weight”.

We’ve had big names, tackled big, even saucy, topics (like how to write a steamy sex scene), and we curate a program that not only reflects our literary heritage but creates stimulating conversations, sparks ideas and always aims to consolidate the love of words.

There are two main events each year – the Patrick White Oration and a three-day readers’ and writers’ festival.

The Oration doubles as our program launch event and is held on the third Saturday in November, with the festival on the second weekend in March.

SLF also holds occasional events for members and supporters during the year. Check our News & Media page for updates.

Patrick White Oration
Patrick White Oration
& 2020 Festival Program Launch
November 16, 2019
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Scone Literary Festival
Scone Literary Festival
Scone Arts & Crafts Hall
March 13-15th, 2020
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Writing Competitons
Writing Competitons
Two key contests:
Write Up! & Farmers Short Stories
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