High Country Writers Festival

Saturday December 3, 2022 Join us in the NSW New England high country for Glen Innes’ grassroots writer’s festival with heart INSIDE STORY: Writing workshopVenue: The Makers Shed, 123 Grey Street, Glen InnesTime: 10am-12pm Cost: $30 BOOKJoin author Sophie Masson for a session on what makes a great children’s book in 2022. How does children’s…

High Country Writers Retreat

December 2-4, 2022 Designed for writers at any stage of their writing development to experience a brief but dedicated writing and authorial experience in the company of other writers. For all queries please call retreat director Virginia Eddy on 0412 708 315 Located at iconic Waterloo Station, just 18 kilometres west of Glen Innes and…

High Country Indie Book Award

EVERY YEAR THE readers of the High Country Book Club, based at The Makers Shed, vote on an award recognising the best book from a selection of finalists, read and discussed at a meeting on the third Saturday of every month. The club selects fiction and non-fiction titles published by independent publishing presses, or independently-published…

Location & Stays

THE TOWNSHIP OF Glen Innes in the northern NSW New England region is a popular high-altitude destination situated between Brisbane and Sydney on the New England Highway, just a short drive from the state’s North Coast, the nearby Hunter Valley and Queensland’s Southern Downs. Flights and car hire are available from Brisbane and Sydney via…

Festival Team

AN INITIATIVE OF The Makers Shed, Glen Innes, the High Country Writers Festival is an independent annual celebration of books and writing. Created by author and journalist Michael Burge and silversmith Richard Moon, working with key collaborators in the region, the first event took place in 2019. The Makers Shed acknowledges the traditional owners of…

Festival Bookshop

SITUATED AT THE heart of Glen Innes, The Makers Shed at 123 Grey Street is the central hub of the High Country Writers Festival. This creative studio-gallery is the only bookshop selling new titles in a 100-kilometre radius, and is open from Wednesdays to Saturdays between 10am to 4pm for all session bookings and book…