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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.

Arts and Culture Events and Activities
Tuesday 02 June 2020

What do our judges look for in a short story?

Kate Rotherham and Lucy Treloar shared some great insights, resources and suggestions for developing the art of short story writing when they sat down in conversation on Thursday 28 May.

COVID-19 Announcements Arts and Culture
Wednesday 20 May 2020

WAM 2020 program update

We’re taking up the online challenge and plan to deliver a livestreamed WAM festival. Amid the uncertainty, we have decided to work on something we could deliver while updating our digital skills and offerings.

Announcements Events and Activities
Wednesday 15 April 2020

Covid-19 and WAM 2020

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.

COVID-19 Announcements Arts and Culture
Wednesday 18 March 2020

Live & Local Cancelled

Unfortunately due to COVID-19 Sydney Writers Festival's Live & Local has been cancelled.

Hairy Maclary's adventures at the LibraryMuseum
Arts and Culture Library Media Releases Youth Upstream
Friday 06 March 2020

Hairy dog tale for kids

Celebrated children’s author Dame Lynley Dodd will bring the magic of her creations to local children during a special story time event at the Albury LibraryMuseum on Friday.

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