Booking & FAQs

We answer frequently asked booking and event queries on this page.

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Events Overview

Welcome to the Write Around the Murray Festival for 2022.  All events, apart from the Short Story Awards, are live, in-person events.

View events via the Program page, the clickable Schedule or digital flipbook. You can also download a print-friendly PDF or pick up a program from the LibraryMuseum, Lavington Library, Dymocks, Hyphen, Quest on Townsend and various cafes and businesses in Albury.

Booking Process

  • Book Online: Click on the individual event from either the Program page or Schedule page for event details and booking links. The Book Now button will take you to the relevant booking site. Most events are booked through Humanitix. Humanitix charges a booking fee with profits funding education programs. Events hosted by Hyphen and MAMA are booked via their websites.
  • Book in person: You may book in person at the LibraryMuseum or Lavington Library.
  • Phone bookings: Fee-paying events must be booked online or in person as we cannot receive payment over the phone.
  • Free events (only some free events require bookings where noted) may be booked online or by calling the LibraryMuseum on (02) 6023 8333

Refunds

Given the new post-COVID landscape, we are making it easy for you to cancel your booking and receive a refund.

You will be able to cancel your booking up to 2 hours prior to the event by following the process below. This will automatically process a refund to the credit card that was used to make the booking.

  • Go to the original booking email you received from Humanitix
  • Click ‘Update order’

  • Click ‘Refunds’ tab

  • Select which ticket/s you would like refunded and click refund
  • You will be sent a confirmation email once a refund is issued.

    COVID Safety

    The LibraryMuseum and Festival venues are taking precautions to minimise the spread of COVID. We ask you to please observe the following:

    • While not currently mandated, we encourage event attendees to wear face masks indoors
    • We are happy to provide masks to attendees who wish to wear one but don’t have one
    • Attendees wishing to have authors sign their books will be required to wear face masks during book signing
    • Make use of the hand sanitiser provided at multiple hand-sanitising stations
    • Maintain physical distancing where practical
    • We’ll perform regular cleaning and sanitising of our venues and public areas
    • Prominent signage, notices and staff guidance will help to clarify Government COVID guidelines
    • Do not attend any events if you have FLU, COVID or COVID symptoms and are awaiting test results
    • We are a border community, primarily based in NSW and observe NSW Government guidelines, as well as VIC Government guidelines where relevant

    FAQs

    Are there any livestreamed or online events this year?

    • All events, apart from the Short Story Awards, are in-person events.
    • We will audio-record many of the panel discussions and they will be available to listen to, free of charge, in the months following the festival.

    Can I drop in or do I have to book for events?

    • Most free events are drop-in events.
    • Tickets for author talks, panels and workshops may be purchased at the door if tickets are still available. It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment, especially for workshops.
    • Booking is required for some free events where noted (i.e. the How to Tell a Story and Poetry Slam workshops), and requested but not essential for some events (i.e. LibraryMuseum and Hyphen tours, MAMA Writing Back activity).

    Can I purchase tickets at the door?

    • Tickets for Stereo Stories and Literary Lunch with Sulari Gentill must be booked in advance before the closing dates.
    • Tickets for author talks, panels and workshops may be purchased at the door if tickets are still available. It is advisable to book in advance to avoid disappointment, especially for workshops.

    What if I get sick and can’t attend?

    • We appreciate you taking care of yourself and others by staying home if you have covid or flu, or covid and flu-like symptoms.
    • Note the refund section above.  Ensure you follow the cancellation and refund process to cancel your booking up to 2 hours prior to the event and automatically receive a refund.

    Venue information

    LibraryMuseum
    540 Kiewa Street, Albury
    Phone: 02 6023 8333
    Email: librarymuseum@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

    Lavington Library
    Northpoint Tower, 366 Griffith Rd, Lavington 
    Phone: (02) 6043 5645

    Hyphen - Wodonga Library Gallery
    126 Hovell St, Wodonga
    Phone: (02) 6022 9330

    Botanic Gardens
    Corner Dean Street and Wodonga Place, Albury
    Phone: 02 6043 5699

    MAMA
    546 Dean Street, Albury
    Phone: 02 6043 5800
    Email: mama@alburycity.nsw.gov.au

    Atura
    648 Dean St, Albury NSW 2640
    Phone: (02) 6021 5366

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