Our Book of the Festival this year is the exceptional novel Blood by Tony Birch. Blood was shortlisted for both the Miles Franklin Literary Award and the Melbourne Prize for Literature in 2012. Tony will discuss his highly praised novel in conversation with our favourite literary critic, Jason Steger, during WAM. Blood is available for borrowing from the LibraryMuseum or for purchase from Dymocks Albury.
Young Readers List 2013
- Red Libby Gleeson
- The Debt: Bring Back Cerberus Phillip Gwynne
- Max and George Sue deGennaro & Cori Brooke
- Riding the Black Cockatoo John Danalis
- My Sister has a Big Black Beard Duncan Ball
- The Chainsaw File Bruce Pascoe
- Blood Tony Birch
- The Writer's Guide Irina Dunn
Write Around the Murray Festival 2013Australian Voices is our theme for this years festival, on again for five days from Wednesday 4 to Sunday 8 September. Right now we're busy creating a rich, diverse program that brings to life stories and voices from the past and present. We'll honour local legends, ponder the national character and sift through fact and fiction in our annual celebration of creativity and community. Prepare to be entertained, informed, challenged, surprised and enchanted.
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This annual writer's festival is held in the vibrant regional city of Albury on the Murray River. It is the only exclusively literary based festival that operates in the region, with events taking place in and around the architecturally stunning and award-winning Albury LibraryMuseum and nearby venues.
WAM is a celebration of writing, illustrating and storytelling. Accessible to all, it is an opportunity for writers, readers, artists and storytellers of all genres to share stories and develop knowledge and skills. The range of activities includes a festival dinner, literary lunch, workshops, panel sessions and presentations, short story competitions and a wood fire oven event by the river.
WAM has continued to grow each year since its beginning in 2007. With its heart in regional Australia, the festival is a testament to the motivation and interest of readers, writers and artists in the area.