Our 2021 program highlights

Past highlights of the 2021 WAM festival

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The Things We Love

This year’s 2021 Write Around the Murray festival theme is ‘The Things We Love’. We’ll explore the people, places and things we love, in all their challenging complexity and diversity.

Join us for an exploration of the things that make life worth living. That call on our courage, resilience and creativity.

Read more about The Things We Love

Short Videos

We invited half a dozen of this year’s programmed authors to record short responses to the festival theme. We present the first of them here for your enjoyment and delight.

Patti Miller

Reading from her memoir, The Joy of High Places, Patti Miller describes the joy and difficulty of long-distance walking, and ponders our shared condition.

Ailsa Piper

After 8 weeks and counting of lockdown, all Ailsa would really like is a cup of tea with a friend. So grab yourself a cuppa and join Ailsa in her writing space for an intimate tour of the things she loves.

T.R. Napper

Tim shares the words of a sci-fi great, reflects on the prescience of cyberpunk, and reminds us why science fiction, and indeed all fiction, matters more than ever.

2021 Reading list

Discover the powerful, moving and invigorating words of the authors in the 2021 program
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Meet some of our 2021 authors and guests

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