WAM is primarily funded by AlburyCity Council with additional major funding from State Library of NSW, and significant grant funding through the Destination NSW Flagship Event Fund in 2017, 2018 and 2019.

The festival is a major program of the Albury LibraryMuseum and a signature AlburyCity cultural event. The project team includes a part-time festival coordinator, Ann-maree Ellis, and LibraryMuseum and Cultural Development team members.

A volunteer festival advisory committee comprising local readers, writers, artists, educators and community leaders assists in planning and promoting the festival program and provides hands-on assistance in the lead up to and during the festival.

WAM would like to thank the following partners, organisations and businesses for their generous support of WAM 2019:

2019 WAm sponsors


Word Walk with Ailsa Piper along the Murray River, WAM 2018. Visit the Murray