Journeys to Alternate Worlds 
WAM 2015 is gearing up to take you on another amazing journey into the myriad worlds conjured in stories and books. Keep your diary clear for the five days of the festival. We are planning so many wonderful experiences and events, you wouldn't possibly want to be anywhere else!

Sydney Writer's Festival: Live and Local

Listen live at the LibraryMuseum:

  • Don Watson
  • Kate Grenville, Ramona Koval & Barrie Cassidy
  • Alan Cumming & Damian Barr
  • Anna Bligh
  • Michael Frayn
  • Adam Spencer, Dr Karl & Caitlin Doughty
  • Norman Doidge, Karen Hitchcock & Ranjana Srivastava
  • Emily St John Mandel, Jonathan Lethem, James Bradley & David Mitchell
  • Ben Okri
  • Douglas Coupland, Richard Flanagan & Sally Andrews
  • David Walliams

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

Friday 22 & Saturday 23 May

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

We are not taking bookings for these events so please just turn up. We'll have the urn on for tea and coffee!

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). Audience members will have the opportunity to submit questions, via SMS or Twitter, during Q&A time toward the end of most sessions. 

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 (NB: Questions for David will only be taken from children prior to the session commencing - so come early for details) 

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.