The next SHWF will be on Friday 20th - Saturday 21st July 2018.

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Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival

Thanks for another amazing Festival!

Thank you to all the amazing writers, moderators and festival-goers who attended the 2017 SHWF, and made it such a success!
We have added some terrific photos taken on the day to our GALLERY, which really capture the essence of the festival.
I look forward to welcoming you again to the Southern Highlands for the 2018 SHWF!

Warmest regards,
Michaela Bolzan
Creative Director


About the Festival

The Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival was established in 2012 in the NSW country town of Bowral. The Festival attracts some of Australia’s leading writers and thinkers and past speakers have included Mike Carlton, Robert Dessaix, Nikki Gemmell, David Malouf and Don Watson, to name just a few. One of the highlights of the Festival is the Literary Dinner, where guest chefs work with local chefs to create unique and incredibly memorable feasts. Using mostly local produce and teamed wines from Cuttaway Hill Estate, the Literary Dinner is not to be missed!