The WAM Schools Program is provided free of charge and forms a significant component of Write Around the Murray. It is distributed to all schools within 150km of Albury and provides opportunities for more than 1,600 students to be inspired by and learn from some of Australia's best authors and illustrators. Each year students travel from as far as Mt Beauty, Myrtleford, Billabong, Corowa and Wagga Wagga to attend talks and workshops at the Albury LibraryMuseum.
2022 Schools Program
This year’s Schools Program features 2022 Children’s Laureate, author and illustrator, Gabrielle Wang; Australian Poetry Slam Champion, Huda Fadlelmawla; Wiradjuri storyteller and linguist, Ruth Davys; Yuin author, Gary Lonesborough; screenwriter, Keir Wilkins; and authors Zana Fraillon, Eliza Henry-Jones and Aimee Chan.
DOWNLOAD SCHOOLS PROGRAM for full program details, booking processes and travel subsidy information.
Travel subsidies available in 2022
If the cost of bus hire makes it difficult for your school to attend WAM, let us know. The Riverina Murray Local Council of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association has partnered with us to make a limited number of travel subsidies available this year.
Recommended reading list
- Zadie Ma and the Dog Who Chased the Moon, Gabrielle Wang
- The Way of Dog, The Curiosities, Zana Fraillon
- The Boy from the Mish (YA), Gary Lonesborough
- How to Grow a Family Tree (YA), Eliza Henry-Jones
- My Uncle Lives in Antarctica, Aimee Chan
The above authors and more will feature in the WAM public program, which also includes sessions for young writers and story lovers, including a special WAM4Kids program on Saturday morning. Public program details available as of 3 August.