WAM2014 saw:
The Out of Print Book Club on opening night. Damian Callinan, Rusty Berther, Fiona O'Loughlin  and Andrea Powell critique the greatest books never written, in a show that resembles the ABC's The Book Club meets Whose Line Is It Anyway?
Rusty and Fiona over lunch the next day, telling tales from behind the scenes and breaking the showbiz rule of what-happens-on-the-road-stays-on-the-road!

Reading List 2014

  • In the Morning I’ll Be Gone and The Sun is God  Adrian McKinty
  • The Golden Boys 
    Sonya Hartnett
  • Jacks and Jokers  Matthew Condon
  • Analogue Men Nick Earls
  • Watching You and Life or Death 
    Michael Robotham
  • Gentlemen Formally Dressed  Sulari Gentill  
  • Uncommon Soldier  
    Chris Masters
  • What, and give up showbiz?  Rusty Berther

Write Around the Murray is on again  Wednesday 9 – Sunday 13 September, 2015

Right now we are busy planning another great program. Details will be available later in the year. Our monthly e-news is distributed from March onwards. Register at left and we’ll keep you posted about upcoming events for readers and writers.

Coming Up May 2015

Wednesday 6 May, 11am

Schools Program and Competitions Launch + Short Story Skills Session
Wednesday 6 May, 11am
Albury LibraryMuseum
Cost: Free
Everyone Welcome!

Please RSVP here to let us know you're coming

Join us for the launch of the Schools Program and Writing Competitions. Award-winning writer and short story judge, Kate Rotherham, will open the nano and short story competitions and run a one hour session for anyone interested in sharpening their short story skills. Kate will discuss the particular craft of the short story and offer a checklist of dos and don'ts for entering short story competitions.

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 May

Live and Local: Sydney Writers’ Festival Live-stream in Albury
Friday 22 May, 10am – 7.30pm
Saturday 23 May, 10am – 5.30pm
Upstairs meeting room, Albury LibraryMuseum
Cost: Free
Everyone Welcome!

A total of eleven sessions will be streamed live to the Albury LibraryMuseum. Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions during Q&A time toward the end of the sessions.
The links below will take you to the SWF website for a full description of each session. Or go to SWF website for the list of events. (Please note our live stream ends at 5.30pm on Saturday).
We are not taking bookings for these events so please just turn up. We'll have the urn on for tea and coffee!

Friday 22 May, 10am – 7.30pm
10am – 11am Don Watson: The Bush
11.30 – 12.30pm Writing Family: Grenville, Koval and Cassidy
1.30pm – 2.30pm Growing Up and Other Disasters: Cumming and Barr
3pm – 4pm Anna Bligh: Through the Wall
4.30 – 5.30pm Michael Frayn: On Fiction
6pm – 7.30pm NIGHT of the NERDS: Adam Spencer, Dr Karl, Caitlin Doughty

Saturday 23 May, 10am – 5.30pm
10am – 11am A Radical Rethink
11.30am – 12.30pm Imagined Futures
1.30 – 2.30 pm Ben Okri: The Age of Magic
3pm – 4 pm Give Me Back My Pre-Internet Brain
4.30 – 5.30pm The Greatportent* David Walliams (bring the kids to this one, they'll love it!) 

Festival Newsletters

For all the first-hand information on Write Around the Murray 2015, make sure you sign up for the e-newsletter on the left hand side of this page. Prior to the festival you will receive monthly newsletters about events. You will also be the first to know of any special events or early booking offers.