2022 SCONE LITERARY FESTIVAL PROGRAM

11-13 March 2022

FRIDAY

11 March 2022

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7:30am- 9:00am
BUSINESS BREAKFAST WITH CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Venue: Scone Race Club

9:30am- 12:00pm

CHILDREN’S AUTHOR VISITS (Sami Bayly & Zanni Louise)
Venue: Sami- Merriwa; Zanni- Blandford/Murrurundi

READING PRESENTATION FOR PRESCHOOL CHILDREN (Jenny Blackford- Poet)
Venue: Scone Library

PRIMARY SCHOOL POETRY WORKSHOP (Jenny Blackford & Corey Tutt)
Venue: Scone Arts and Crafts

HIGH SCHOOL FILM WORKSHOP (Hattie Archibald & Corey Tutt)
Venue: Scone Grammar School

10:00am- 11:30am
BUSH POETS MORNING TEAS

BUSH POETS MORNING TEA AT STRATHEARN (FREE COMMUNITY EVENT)
Venue: Strathearn Retirement Village, Gundy Road, Scone

BUSH POETS MORNING TEA AT MURRAVALE (FREE COMMUNITY EVENT)
Venue: Murravale, Murrurundi

12:00pm- 2:00pm
MERRIWA LITERARY LUNCH

Venue: CWA, 159 Bettington Street, Merriwa
Cost: $50 per person (incl food & refreshments)

CWA   Upper Hunter Library

SATURDAY

12 March 2022

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8:30am- 9:30am
MEET & GREET AUTHORS OVER MORNING COFFEE

Venue: Scone Arts and Crafts Main Hall

9:30am- 9:45am
OFFICIAL OPENING AND WELCOME TO COUNTRY

Venue: Scone Grammar School

9:45am- 10:30am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Venue: Scone Grammar School

10:30am- 11:15am
LIVING LIFE IN 21

Tim Elliot, Julie-Anne Davies, Joanne Fedler and Emma Jane
Venue: Scone Grammar School

11:15am-11:30am
POP-UP PERFORMANCE

(Mime and storytelling performed by Jean-Paul Belle, accompanied by
students from Scone Grammar School)

11:30am-12:15pm
HISTORICAL RELEVANCE AND WHY IT IS IMPORTANT

Facilitated by Amanda Woods: Nicole Alexander, David Cameron, Paula Beavan
Venue: Scone Grammar School

12:15pm- 1:30pm
LUNCH

Including book signing and pop-up poetry
Venue: Scone Arts and Crafts Gardens

12:15pm- 1:30pm
TRAUMA, TRAGEDY AND TELLING TALES

Julie-Anne Davies, Emma Jane, Erina Reddan, Nardi Simpson, Amanda Woods
Venue: Scone Grammar School

2:45pm- 3:45pm
CRIMES AGAINST NATURE

Facilitated by Anthea Fawcett: Jeff Sparrows, Gabrielle Chan, Greg Mullins
Venue: Scone Grammar School

3:45pm- 4:45pm
BEAUTY & EXCELLENCE

Lucy Turnbull, Mandy Bishop, Joanne Fedler
Venue: Scone Grammar School

4:45pm-5:15pm
POP-UP PERFORMANCE

(Mime and storytelling performed by Jean-Paul Belle, accompanied by
students from Scone Grammar School)
Venue: Scone Grammar School

5:15pm- 8:15pm
SPECIAL EVENT: SOIREE

Scone Grammar School students to present short-films with Hattie Archibald
Venue: Arts and Crafts Gardens

SUNDAY

13 March 2022

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7:30am- 9:00am
SPECIAL EVENT: BUSH POETS BREAKFAST

Join a special VIP guest in the gardens of Scone Arts & Crafts and enjoy breakfast and a
coffee before the final day of the festival kicks off. This is a fundraising event with funds
raised going to local causes.

Venue: Scone Arts and Crafts Gardens

9:30am- 10:15am
KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Venue: Scone Grammar School

10:25am- 11:15am
THE CONSTITUTION AND ITS RELEVANCE TODAY

Facilitated by Darren Toomey SC: Malcolm Turnbull, Dave Layzell, Jonathan Biggins
Venue: Scone Grammar School

11:15am-12:00pm
ENTHUSIASTIC CONSENT

Facilitated by Nicole Abadee: Michael Burge, Dr Rachel Powell, Tully O’Regan
Venue: Scone Grammar School

12:00pm- 2:00pm
LUNCH- PICNIC IN THE PARK (Paula Beavan)

Venue: Wilson Memorial Oval, Murrurundi
Cost: $15 per person, $30 for a family

12:15pm- 1:30pm
LUNCH- SCONE

Including book signing and pop-up poetry
Venue: Scone Arts and Crafts Gardens

1.30pm – 3.30pm
WORKSHOPS- $45 per person

Venue: Scone Arts and Crafts Main Hall/ Courthouse Theatre

WORKSHOP 1- Podcasting 101 with Darren Saul

WORKSHOP 2- LinkedIn Masterclass with Lucy Bingle

WORKSHOP 3- Short-Film Production with Hattie Archibald

1:30pm- 4:00pm
LAZY SUNDAY AFTERNOON ‘BOOK CLUB’

Everyone welcome! Please come along and discuss your latest and greatest reads with fellow book lovers
Venue: Scone Arts and Crafts Centre Gardens

Our Partners & Sponsors

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

Upper Hunter Country
Upper Hunter Shire Council
Paradice Investment
TotaleSolutions
Day2DayVA
Writes for Women