Have you booked your place at WAM?

01 September 2014

"Everbody has a story to tell" is the theme of this year's Write Around the Murray Festival from 10 to 14

Now in its eighth year, WAM will offer more than 60 events, workshops and sessions for book-lovers and aspiring writers. With the launch of the official program, AlburyCity is encouraging local scribes and book-worms to register now to secure their spot and avoid disappointment. People can find out more about each session and book online at www.writearoundthemurray.org.au

Festival coordinator Ann-maree Ellis, says whether people want to tell a story, hear a story, or see one unfold before their eyes, this year's program has it covered.

She says the lineup features some of Australia's best and brightest creative minds, with a particularly slant towards comedy and crime. Among the headline names are respected Journalist Chris Masters, crime thriller author Michael Robotham, comedians Wendy Harmer, Fiona O'Loughlin and Rusty Berther who'll be in Albury to launch the program.

"WAM is full of practical sessions and useful tips that will help people make the jump from being aspiring writer to published author," Ann-maree said. "It's the best program we've ever had, without a doubt. There are some incredibly talented writers and artists joining us this year and it's a rare opportunity to meet them and learn from their experience and be inspired by their stories.

"Regardless of how advanced you are, if you're an aspiring writer this festival can't be missed. It's a chance to rub shoulders with people in the business and get priceless insight into the creative process of our best authors."