Scone Literary Festival

At the Scone Literary Festival, we are passionate about the valuable role that words play in life, in all its literary forms – books of all types and genres, music, plays, poetry, screenplays and speeches, to name but a few.

We also love to stimulate great conversation through interesting, illuminating and transformative talks by entertaining and thoughtful, sometimes even controversial lovers of words!

Our Program reflects this philosophy and mission – and more. We curate our program to be inclusive, diverse and challenging, and play homage to our literary heritage.

Poetry is always a feature with our popular Pop-Up Poets, and more recently, the introduction of the Bush Poet’s Breakfast that kicks off the Sunday Program.

The 2022 Program, to be launched in November, 2021 featuring:

  • Festival Dinner
  • Satellite events in Merriwa and Murrurundi in association with the Upper Hunter Library Network
  • New writing competition for Tertiary Students
  • The return of the Farmer’s Short Story Writing Competition

The three-day event also includes a day focused on children with events for kids of all ages and stages. Pre-schoolers are entertained by a children’s author and illustrator, primary school kids from around the Upper Hunter participate in a creative writing workshop, and high schoolers embark on contemporary and fun, word-focused activities.


March 11-13 2022


Events to be held throughout Scone and the Upper Hunter Shire

Tickets will be available in November 2021
Scone Literary Festival

“I hope you are enjoying a well-deserved rest. It was a warm and wonderful festival. The panels were totally engaging with controversial, intellectual and creative discussions. I really enjoyed speaking on the youth literature panel. The organisation was smooth and seamless. I loved special moments like damper with the bush poets. Speaking at the Scone library was a great joy engaging our future readers and attendees at the Scone Literary Festival. Congratulations.``

Susanne Gervay, OAM

If you’d like to support this fantastic Festival in 2022, please contact us for a sponsorship prospectus.

Our Partners & Sponsors

We are grateful for the support of our generous partners and sponsors.

Upper Hunter Country
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Paradice Investment
Writes for Women