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

Yarn Bombing with Jeanine Leane

Masterclass in micro and short fiction for local First Nations writers.

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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

River of Stories is a writing competition for Primary and Secondary school students who reside in the Albury Wodonga region. It has been brought to the region by the Albury Hume Rotary Club since 2003.

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AlburyCity Short Story Award

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award is now open to entrants throughout Australia. Stories can be up to 3000 words. Entries close Tuesday 25 July.

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Schools program

Our schools program is free for all schools within 150km of Albury and provides opportunities for students to be inspired by and learn from some of Australia's best authors and illustrators.

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Watch and listen

WAM 2022 - Truth and Storytelling: Patti Miller, Lee Kofman, and Eliza Henry-Jones
Wednesday 21 December 2022
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WAM 2022 - Notes from a transition: Yves Rees
Wednesday 21 December 2022
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WAM 2022 - Haunting stories: Nardi Simpson, Eliza Henry-Jones and Jock Serong
Wednesday 21 December 2022
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