Wednesday 9 - Sunday 13 September

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About WAM

WAM schools program available on-demand until the end of November

Access our online schools program featuring video presentations, Q&A sessions and teaching resources created by authors, George Ivanoff, Nova Weetman, Emily Gale and James Phelan until the end of November.

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Our team

Write around the Murray is driven by a passionate advisory committee and festival team.

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Reading list

Discover the powerful, moving and invigorating words of the authors in our program, before you hear them speak.

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Browse Podcasts

Thursday 28 May 2020
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Short Stories

Kate Rotherham in conversation with Lucy Treloar about the art of short story writing, what they love and what tips they have for aspiring writers.

– 47mins 53secs
Sunday 15 September 2019
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The Thrill Of Crime

Andy Muir, Christian White and Richard Anderson talk to Marg Hickey about their latest novels while discussing our insatiable fascination with the crime-thriller genre.

– 56mins 35secs
Sunday 15 September 2019
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The Fragments

Jason Steger chats with Toni Jordan about her novel The Fragments, set in 1930s New York and 1980s Brisbane.

– 1hr 1mins 14secs
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Read. Write. Welcome.

We are incredibly proud of the amazing line-up of Authors, Illustrators and Journalists who have been involved in the festival over the years. Take a look back at all the fun we've had!

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Stay in the loop

Friday 17 July 2020

We’re gathering online – please drop in

The festival is progressing full steam ahead as we prepare to launch our online program on 30 July.

Tuesday 07 July 2020

WAM 2020 Recommended reading

We're still confirming a few more authors but here’s a reading list for those of you who are keen to get started on the latest offerings by some of our festival guests.

Monday 06 July 2020

Whichever way the social scales tip, WAM 2020 is on!

The Write Around the Murray Festival will present the bulk of its program online this year as we, along with the rest of the world, attempt to come to grips with ongoing social disruption and uncertainty.

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