Our schools program is offered to schools within 150km of Albury and provides opportunities for students to be inspired by and learn from some of Australia's best authors and illustrators.

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Schools program cancelled due to COVID

Regrettably, the WAM Schools Program has been cancelled for 2021. We are genuinely sorry and disappointed to have had to make this decision, especially given the program was fully booked. We thank you for your enthusiastic uptake of sessions this year and for your support of WAM in general. We’ll be back next year!

Alternative ways to engage with authors

Leigh Hobbs has created some fantastic short 5 minute films that you can use in your classrooms as a springboard to activities and discussion. We have made these available here.

Leigh Hobbs and Sofie Laguna are both available to Zoom into your classrooms. If you wish to book them, please contact their booking agent, Nexus Arts.

WAM Public Program online

The festival has moved some events online, including panel discussions featuring the authors we had booked for the schools program. You might be interested in:

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AlburyCity Short Story Award

The annual AlburyCity Short Story Award is open to entrants throughout Australia. Stories can be up to 3000 words.

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River of Stories Awards

River of Stories is a writing competition for Primary and Secondary school students who reside in the Albury Wodonga region. It has been brought to the region by the Albury Hume Rotary Club since 2003.

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