Welcome to the 2017 Scone Writers Festival

Our Mission: To promote books and to nurture a love of literature, learning and writing.

When & Where

When: 10th - 12th November 2017

Where: Scone NSW, Upper Hunter Country



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This project is supported by the Arts NSW's Country Arts Support Program, a devolved funding program administered by Regional Arts NSW and Arts Upper Hunter on behalf of the NSW Government.





The Scone Literary Festival is a new writers festival that seeks 'To promote books and to nurture a love of literature, learning and writing'. The inaugural festival will be held from Friday 10th of November 2017 to Sunday 12th of November 2017. Our motto is 'Maintain the Page' (Phillip Adams - used with permission.)

  • Authors & Special Guests

    • Phillip Adams

      Phillip Adams

      Phillip Adams, AO, FAHA, FRSA social commentator, broadcaster, public intellectual and farmer. He hosts an ABC Radio National program, Late Night Live, four nights a week, and writes a weekly column for The Australian. His career has successful spanned advertising and film production, and has...

    • Rosalie Ham

      Rosalie Ham is a Melbourne writer and Literature teacher and also the author of The Dressmaker, Summer at Mount Hope and There Should be More Dancing.  The film of The Dressmaker was released in 2015 starring Kate Winslet, Judy Davis, Hugo Weaving and Liam Hemsworth. Rosalie's novels have now been...