Pens Ready!

Filed in Recent News by July 14, 2017

STUDENTS of the Upper Hunter are called to put pen to paper for the Scone Literary Festival inaugural writing competition.

This years’ theme for the 500 word limit stories is ‘making connections’ and winning writers will share in a pool of $1,000, with the winner also receiving free entry tickets to the Festival.

Authors lined up for this years’ Festival include Rosalie Ham, author of The Dressmaker, as well as ex-Prime Minister Keating’s speech writer Don Watson, Gold Walkley Award winning journalist Joanne McCarthy and local ‘living treasure’ and ABC Radio National broadcaster Phillip Adams.

A screening of The Dressmaker will feature on the Saturday night of the Festival and will be introduced by the film producer Sue Maslin and Rosalie Ham.

The Festival will be held on November 11 and 12 at the Arts and Crafts Hall in Scone.

For more information and updates to the program visit: www.sconewritersfestival.com.au