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Write around the Murray
Friday 23 July 2021

WAM Festival ready to reshape

We're covering all our bases with a mix of both live and online events. Despite so many uncertainties, WAM still promises to bring a few surprises like nothing before.

Events and Activities Write around the Murray
Monday 19 July 2021

Bringing together Australia’s greatest storytellers

We’re looking forward to welcoming audiences back to Albury Wodonga and are gearing up for a jam-packed Write Around the Murray festival in 2021.

Monday 17 May 2021

2021 AlburyCity Short Story Award, entries are now open.

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award returns to Write Around the Murray in 2021, with entries now open for 3,000-word stories on any theme.

Announcements Honours and Celebration
Thursday 10 September 2020

Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award winners!

Congratulations to the writers of the twelve stories that made the shortlist. Well done! And a special congratulations of course goes to Rob Johnson, Claire Aman and Ellen Rodger.

Announcements Honours and Celebration
Tuesday 01 September 2020

Announcing the 2020 AlburyCity Short Story Award shortlist

"There was something wonderful in every one of these stories and it was a great pleasure to read and reread them."

Arts and Culture Events and Activities
Friday 17 July 2020

We’re gathering online – please drop in

The festival is progressing full steam ahead as we prepare to launch our online program on 30 July.

Arts and Culture Events and Activities
Tuesday 07 July 2020

WAM 2020 Recommended reading

We're still confirming a few more authors but here’s a reading list for those of you who are keen to get started on the latest offerings by some of our festival guests.

Arts and Culture Events and Activities
Monday 06 July 2020

Whichever way the social scales tip, WAM 2020 is on!

The Write Around the Murray Festival will present the bulk of its program online this year as we, along with the rest of the world, attempt to come to grips with ongoing social disruption and uncertainty.

Digital delivery for leading literary festival
Arts and Culture Library Media Releases
Thursday 25 June 2020

Write Around the Murray online in 2020

The region’s leading literary festival, Write Around the Murray (WAM), will this year reach audiences via cyberspace – but organisers are promising the usual packed program of fantastic story-telling, engaging discussion points and enthralling conversations, all delivered in the digital world.

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