Scone Literary Festival is ‘making connections’ with young readers in the Upper Hunter

To mark national Book Week Scone’s flouishing writer’s festival has released details of their program dedicated to our young readers and budding writers.  In this fast paced digital age the Scone Literary Festival committee is passionate about encouraging their younger audience to ‘maintain the page’ so will once again be hosting a pre-school program at Scone Library on November 10.

Scone Literary Festival President Jan Sinclair said: “We are really excited to be releasing the details of our kids program this week to coincide with Book Week.  It’s really important for children of all ages to experience the written word and to establish good reading habits from a very early age.  The sessions will feature two authors, Jess Black and Lynn Jenkins and illustrator Kirrili Lonegran.  The sessions will run back to back and be repeated so no one misses out and what’s more they are free to attend.

In addition to the sessions at the Library UNLOAD will once again be running sessions for K-6 on the same day, and for High School aged students there is a writing competition to enter and win a prize pool of $1000.  The competition is currently underway and entries close on 1 September.  Stories need to be based around the festival theme of ‘Making Connections’ and need only be 500 words so hop onto and Write Up!

Scone Literary Festival mission: To promote books and to nurture a love of literature, learning and writing.

For more information and updates to the program visit:


Image from left: Lynn Jenkins and Kirrili Lonegran. Photo courtesy of Scone Literary Festival.



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