Save the date - SHWF 2019 - July 20.

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Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival

Welcome to the 2019 Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival, our eighth annual event!

As writer C.S. Lewis once said: “Eating and reading are two pleasures that combine admirably.” With this in mind, at the 2019 Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival, we will celebrate these two wonderfully satisfying pleasures: books and food!

This year the SHWF will move into its new “home”, the iconic, historical Bowral residence – Hopewood. Considered a ‘Grand Estate’ of the Southern Highlands, there is an immense history to this property that was first established in 1884 for pastoralist Ben Osborne and his wife Lucy Throsby. Today, the property is owned by renowned Australian artist, Tim Storrier, and his wife Janet. I am confident that our authors, and festival-goers alike, will find this experience thoroughly enjoyable and inspiring.

The festival will take place all on one day – Saturday 20th July. We have a wonderful lineup of authors, and a sensational Literary Lunch planned with guest chef, the iconic, Christine Manfield, so make sure you come for the entire day.

Tickets will go on sale soon.

I look forward to welcoming you to the 2019 Southern Highlands Writers’ Festival.

Warmest regards,
Michaela Bolzan
Festival Director