Rose Scott Women Writers' Festival
Patron: Professor The Hon Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO
The Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival was established in 2013 as an annual flagship event for The Women’s Club.
Named after Rose Scott, one of the founders of The Women’s Club, it seeks to honour the memory of this influential woman who used her own writing – speeches, pamphlets and letters – to influence social policy and improve the living conditions of women and children.
The Festival showcases the rich diversity of genres in which contemporary Australian women writers explore issues of personal, social and political concern. The Festival features Australian women writers of fiction and non-fiction, in print, performance, cinematic and electronic media.
Offering guests inspiring speakers in welcoming environs, the Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival has established itself as one of the most significant literary festivals on Sydney’s cultural calendar.
The Patron, the Hon Professor Dame Marie Bashir AD CVO is one of Australia’s Living National Treasures. Professor Bashir was the first woman to be appointed Governor of New South Wales and the second longest serving Governor of our state.
Rose Scott Women Writers’ Festival 2016: Literary Legacies – Contemporary Classics
Friday 18 March
Festival Launch and Club Lunch 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Friday 16 September:
Festival Luncheon 11:45am for 12 noon - 2:00 pm
Festival Soirée 5:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Saturday 17 September:
Festival Symposium 9:30 am - 5:30 pm