Wednesday 13 – Sunday 17 September 2023

Read. Write. Welcome

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Australia’s most welcoming literary festival

Write Around the Murray is a celebration of reading, writing, illustration and storytelling. A festival where readers, writers, artists and storytellers come together in Albury Wodonga to share knowledge, skills and a love of story.
Watch our wrap of WAM 2022.

Featured Events

Nothing to Hide

Join us for readings and discussion with four featured contributors to the Nothing to Hide anthology of trans and gender-diverse writing.

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Left side of image is a woman smiling at camera. Lucy Bloom. She has a bright pink mohawk. Right side of image is a pink book cover with a finger print the shape of a heart on it and the title The Manuscript, a story of revenge.

Author event with Lucy Bloom

The Manuscript is about the delicate nature of new relationships, the ruthlessness of karma and the blurry line between truth and fiction.

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Tree Talk

Take a stroll through the Albury Botanic Gardens Australian Rainforest Walk and listen in to Tree Talk, the secret lives of trees as created and voiced by students from Albury North Primary School.

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Watch and listen

WAM 2022 - Haunting stories: Nardi Simpson, Eliza Henry-Jones and Jock Serong
Wednesday 21 December 2022
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WAM 2022 - Shades of Noir: Margaret Hickey and T.R. Napper
Wednesday 21 December 2022
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WAM 2022 - Notes from a transition: Yves Rees
Wednesday 21 December 2022
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about 30 children grouped together on steps inside the library museum. They are jubilantly cheering and raising their hands in celebration. all are holding River of Stories certificates.

River of Stories Awards

View the winners in each of the River of Stories student categories and read their winning stories.

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AlburyCity Short Story Award

View the 2022 AlburyCity Short Story Award shortlist and read the winning entries.

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Reading list

Catch up with these excellent featured festival titles.  Reading inspiration for all ages!

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