The Write Around the Murray Schools Program is an opportunity for students to meet and work with some of Australia’s most established authors and illustrators in an intimate, welcoming and creative environment.

All bookings for WAM Schools Program are via email. Please include in your email: Session date/time, Session Name, Year group, Numbers, School, Teachers contact.

Early bird bookings for Write Around the Murray Schools Program are available Wednesday 15 May until Wednesday 29 June. During this period, bookings are limited to 200 places per school.

General bookings open on Thursday 30 June and are unlimited (schools can book as many places as they like).

All sessions are free unless otherwise indicated and take place at various locations across Albury Wodonga as shown in the program (see below). Click here for downloadable print version.

Groups must commit to attending the entire session. Early exiting of groups is not permitted.

Write Around the Murray can accommodate specific accessibility requirements including Auslan interpreters (with at least 7 days’ notice).

Limited bus travel subsidies are available to schools that may be otherwise unable to attend WAM. These subsidies are supported by Riverina Murray Local Council of the Australian Literacy Educators’ Association (ALEA).

events


image of Leigh Hobbs and Old Tom book cover
Year 3 - 4
9:30am-10:30am, Wed 11 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 3, Yr 4

Creating Colourful Characters with Leigh Hobbs

Talk

School of monsters illustration by Chris Kennett
Year K - 2
10:30am-11:30am, Wed 11 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr K, Yr 1, Yr 2

Making Monsters with Chris Kennett

Workshop

image of young people sitting in front of Susan Hiller video work, Resounding (infra-red)
Year 9 - 10
10am-11:30am, Wed 11 Sept
Murray Art Museum Albury
Yr 9, Yr 10

Cosmic Writing at MAMA

Workshop

image of Leigh Hobbs and Old Tom book cover
Year 5 - 6
11:45am-12:45pm, Wed 11 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 5, Yr 6

Creating Colourful Characters with Leigh Hobbs

Talk

image of young people sitting in front of Susan Hiller video work, Resounding (infra-red)
Year 9 - 10
12:30pm-2pm, Wed 11 Sept
Murray Art Museum Albury
Yr 9, Yr 10

Cosmic Writing at MAMA

Workshop

School of monsters illustration by Chris Kennett
Year K - 2
1pm-2pm, Wed 11 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr K, Yr 1, Yr 2

Making Monsters with Chris Kennett

Workshop

image of KJ Hayward performing spoken word on stage with microphone
Year 7 - 8
1pm-2pm, Wed 11 Sept
Lavington Library
Yr 7, Yr 8

Slam Poetry with K.J. Hayward

Talk

Image of George ivanoff and book titled You Choose, the Treasure of Dead Man's Cove by George Ivanoff
Year 3 - 4
1:15pm-2:15pm, Wed 11 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 3, Yr 4

How to Write a You Choose Book with George Ivanoff

Workshop

Close up image of didgeridoo and emu egg on a table
Year K - 2
1:30pm-2:30pm, Wed 11 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr K, Yr 1, Yr 2

Yalbilinya Wiradjuri with Ruth Davys, Albury LibraryMuseum

Workshop

Image of George ivanoff and book titled You Choose, the Treasure of Dead Man's Cove by George Ivanoff
Year 5 - 6
10am-11am, Thur 12 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 5, Yr 6

How to Write a You Choose Book with George Ivanoff

Workshop

image of KJ Hayward performing spoken word on stage with microphone
Year 9 - 10
10am-11am, Thur 12 Sept
Retro Lane Cafe
Yr 9, Yr 10

Slam Poetry with K.J. Hayward

Talk

image of artwork with the words, but there is freedom in this moment of forgetting
Year 7 - 8
10am-11:30am, Thur 12 Sept
Murray Art Museum Albury
Yr 7, Yr 8

Zines at MAMA

Workshop

Person stands casually in bathers with towel over they're shoulder. They have swimming googles around they're neck.
Year 10 - 12
11am-12:45pm, Thur 12 Sept
Hothouse Theatre
Yr 10, Yr 11, Yr 12

swim show and Q&A with Ellen van Neerven

Special Event

Close up image of didgeridoo and emu egg on a table
Year 3 - 4
11:30am-12:30pm, Thur 12 Sept
Lavington Library
Yr 3, Yr 4

Yalbilinya Wiradjuri with Ruth Davys, Lavington Library

Workshop

Image of Nova Weetman and Emily Gale with book cover
Year 5 - 6
11:30am-12:30pm, Thur 12 Sept
Retro Lane Cafe
Yr 5, Yr 6

Writing Through Time with Nova Weetman and Emily Gale

Workshop

Illustration of Leigh Hobbs' character, Old Tom with a sign next to him that says Leigh Hobbs workshop
Year 3 - 4
11:30am-12:30pm, Thur 12 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 3, Yr 4

Creating Your Own Colourful Characters with Leigh Hobbs

Workshop

image of artwork with the words, but there is freedom in this moment of forgetting
Year 7 - 8
12:30pm-2pm, Thur 12 Sept
Murray Art Museum Albury
Yr 7, Yr 8

Zines at MAMA

Workshop

Close of of 2
Year K - 2
1pm-2pm, Thur 12 Sept
Lavington Library
Yr K, Yr 1, Yr 2

School of Monsters with Chris Kennett

Talk

George ivanoff holding a pen close to the camera. George is a blue suit and standing infront of blue velvet curtains
Year 3 - 4
1:15pm-2:15pm Thur 12 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 3, Yr 4

All About Authoring with George Ivanoff

Talk

Image of Nova Weetman and Emily Gale with book cover
Year 7 - 8
1:30pm-2:30pm, Thur 12 Sept
Retro Lane Cafe
Yr 7, Yr 8

Writing Through Time with Nova Weetman and Emily Gale

Workshop

Picture of two Little Lunch Books titled, the Bin Shed and the Block B Roof, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane.
Year 5 - 6
10am-11am, Fri 13 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 5, Yr 6

It’s Time for Little Lunch with Danny Katz and Mitch Vane

Workshop

Image of Nigel Milsom's Judo house part 3 (bird as a prophet)
Year 7 - 9
10am-11:30am, Fri 13 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 7, Yr 8, Yr 9

Art Flash with Katrina Kell

Workshop

Image of Solli Raphael with three of his books
Year 10 - 12
10am-11:30am, Fri 13 Sept
Retro Lane Cafe
Yr 10, Yr 11, Yr 12

Poetry, Identity and Creativity with Solli Raphael

Workshop

Image of Nova Weetman and Emily Gale with book cover
Year 7 - 8
11:30am-12:30pm, Fri 13 Sept
Lavington Library
Yr 7, Yr 8

Writing Through Time with Nova Weetman and Emily Gale

Workshop

Picture of two Little Lunch Books titled, the Bin Shed and the Block B Roof, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane.
Year 3 - 4
11:30am-12:30pm, Fri 13 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 3, Yr 4

It’s Time for Little Lunch with Danny Katz and Mitch Vane

Workshop

Image of Solli Raphael with three of his books
Year 8 - 9
12:30pm-2pm, Fri 13 Sept
Retro Lane Cafe
Yr 8, Yr 9

Poetry, Identity and Creativity with Solli Raphael

Workshop

Image of Author Linny Hathorn
Year 9 - 10
1pm-2pm, Fri 13 Sept
Lavington Library
Yr 9, Yr 10

All About Poetry with Libby Hathorn

Talk

Image of Nigel Milsom's Judo house part 3 (bird as a prophet)
Year 7 - 9
1pm-2:30pm, Fri 13 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 7, Yr 8, Yr 9

Art Flash with Katrina Kell

Workshop

Image of Nova Weetman and Emily Gale with book cover
Year 5 - 6
1:30am-2:30pm, Fri 13 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 5, Yr 6

Writing Through Time with Nova Weetman and Emily Gale

Workshop

Picture of two Little Lunch Books titled, the Bin Shed and the Block B Roof, by Danny Katz and Mitch Vane.
Year 5 - 6
1:30pm-2:30pm, Fri 13 Sept
Albury LibraryMuseum
Yr 5, Yr 6

It’s Time for Little Lunch with Danny Katz and Mitch Vane

Workshop