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


WAM 2014 is shaping up with plenty of world class authors, workshops and unique events for kids and adults, men and women, readers, writers and more. Whether you want to tell a story, hear a story, or see one unfold before your eyes, this is a festival for you. WAM celebrates a love of story in all its forms, creating a five day festival in the regional city of Albury, where everyone becomes part of the story.

You can DOWNLOAD THE FULL PROGRAM here, and click on the events tab at left for information and bookings for all events.

Bookings are now open. 


Come to the Albury LibraryMuseum this month to get warm and to warm up for WAM.

Wednesday 6 August  You're invited to our free lunch and launch!  12.00pm-12.30pm  

Eat, laugh and launch our program with a hearty soup and hilarious stories from Rusty Berther, one of our feature guests at the festival this year. After 4500 shows as one half of the Scared Weird Little Guys, Rusty has collected more than a few tales from his and fellow comedians lives on the comedy circuit. Come for a sneak preview of stories from his book What, and give up showbiz? Enjoy a laugh, pick up a festival program and grab a free lunch - all in just half an hour!

Saturday 16 August with children's author-illustrator David Miller 

David presents a special storytime at 11.00am for 3-5 year olds. Parents and kids will enjoy a guided walk through his exhibition Rufus the Numbat.

Workshop 1.00pm-3.00pm. Learn how to structure a picture book and the basics of illustrating with 3D paper sculpture.  Fee: $25/$20 concession. Bookings: 02 6023 8333

Thursday 28 August with Ken Grace 

At 2pm, Howlong born author Ken Grace discusses his self-published first novel. Blood Prize is described as a suspenseful thriller with a devastating secret, making it impossible to put down.

Visiting Albury for the festival?

Accommodation Offer
Our accommodation partner, Quest Apartments, is offering a special rate to all festival visitors. Click here to make your booking. You will be taken directly to the WAM bookings portal on the Quest website and shown the discounted WAM rates for your stay in Albury.   

What's On and what's where in Albury?
Visit the Albury-Wodonga visitor information site to download various location maps, the official visitor guide, information about surrounding areas and more. Plan a few extra days to enjoy some spring weather, a bit more reading and relaxation.   

Festival Newsletters

For all the first-hand information on Write Around the Murray 2014, 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.