Once again, as we livestream Australia’s best storytellers from their homes to yours, we’re thrilled to offer a range of events that will engage and cheer our viewers in a variety of ways.
This year’s 2021 Write Around the Murray Festival ‘The Things We Love’ offers audiences around the country an entirely online program starting tomorrow Wednesday 15 to Saturday 18 September.
Featuring 17 fantastic authors, our panels explore the complexities of love, writing for children, historical fiction, humour in writing, and deeply personal reflections on a transforming world and the necessity of cultivating love.
There are three fantastic opening night events:
- Competition judge, Jock Serong, announces the AlburyCity Short Story Award award winners.
- Dymocks Albury presents Pip Williams in conversation about her best-selling novel, The Dictionary of Lost Words, with Margaret Hickey.
- MAMA’s Radical Book Club extends an open night invitation for anyone who has read Talkin’ Up to the White Woman (2000) by Aileen Moreton-Robinson.
“It's been many months and many changes since we began planning WAM 2021 and it’s great to be finally here with some excellent online events on offer.” shared Festival Director, Ann-maree Ellis.
Audiences can take a peek inside the minds of some of Australia’s best storytellers as our authors engage in discussions inspired by their recent writing.
Further highlights include:
- Complicated Love - Jason Steger unpacks the themes of family love that unite the latest novels of Emily Maguire, Sofie Laguna and Campbell Mattinson.
- Historical Frictions - featuring local author Dorothy Simmons alongside Jock Serong and Wiradjuri author Anita Heiss.
- Seismic Shifts - featuring Rick Morton and Delia Falconer discussing their extraordinary essays on personal and planetary change
- Creating Captivating Children’s Books with Children’s Laureates Ursula Dubosarsky and Leigh Hobbs
- Humour & Heart with cartoonist Judy Horacek, journalist Rick Morton, authors Lisa Walker and Fiona Scott-Norman
For those unable to tune in for livestreams, they can still support the region’s only literary festival and replay the online discussions for up 30 days after the event.