Covid-19 and WAM 2020

Covid-19 and WAM 2020

Wednesday 15 April 2020

We’re still 5 months out from WAM 2020, Wednesday 9 to Sunday 13 September, yet it’s a challenging planning environment to say the least. While we can’t be certain that our event won’t be adversely impacted by necessary social distancing measures and travel restrictions, we are nonetheless determined to deliver a modified version of Write Around the Murray in one form or another.

Like so many others in our predicament we’re looking to the online environment, thinking about what we can do differently, taking the opportunity to reflect on what’s important and catch up on the things we’ve been setting aside.

We anticipate delivering a mix of live (hopefully) and live-streamed events, such as the WAM Slam, author interviews and panel discussions; building our online archive​ and developing other online opportunities.

Our writing competitions will proceed as normal and will open for entries mid-May.

While you’re staying safe and staying home, now’s the time to make virtual visits to writing festivals all around the country. There’s a wealth of them and a wealth of new and archived author conversations to dip into. And of course there’s always reading, reading, reading. We love the Libraries ACT Reading Challenge and, for K-9 students, the NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge.

Check out the excellent online Albury Library and Museum at Home to access free e-books and films, virtual museum tours, study guides and lots more.

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