Write Around the Murray (WAM) is Albury’s boutique festival of reading, writing, illustration and storytelling. Readers, writers, artists and storytellers gather from across the country to share stories, knowledge and skills as part of a diverse and invigorating program.

Our rich and varied events include panel sessions, author talks, book launches, workshops, a literary lunch, short story competitions, children's activities, a three-day schools program, exhibitions, a wood-fired oven event by the Murray River, and our annual Saturday night celebration with authors and festival goers.

WAM is the only literary based festival in the region, attracting both high profile and emerging authors and presenters. Events take place in and around the architecturally stunning Albury LibraryMuseum and surrounding cultural precinct over five days in mid-September.

Check out our short clip from 2016.

WAM began as a community initiative to celebrate the opening of the LibraryMuseum in 2007 and has grown steadily year by year. With its heart in regional Australia, our vibrant and dynamic festival retains its characteristic intimacy and friendliness. It’s a must to attend!

WAM 2017 is on Wednesday 13 to Sunday 17 September. Full program details will be published on 2 August when bookings open. Here's a preview