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.