Albury-Wodonga's annual writers festival begins

It’s that time of year again for Albury-Wodonga’s writers festival, Write Around The Murray

Almost all the ticketed events have sold out ahead of the festival’s opening today.

The five-day event will include panel sessions, author talks, book launches, workshops, exhibitions, short story competitions and a schools program involving about 1300 students.

Festival co-ordinator Ann-maree Ellis said about 120 tickets had been sold for Christine Anu: In Conversation and Song, with some seats still available.

But other features such as Stereo Stories, Insiders Live and Literary Lunch were fully booked.

“We’re really excited that the ticket sales have gone off and there’s a lot of free and gold coin events that people can still book for,” Ms Ellis said.

Friday will bring the WAM Slam, an evening of poetry that proved a hit last year.

“A lot of local poets came out and it was a really exciting night, so I’m really looking forward to that again,” Ms Ellis said.

Tonight the ABC’s Gaye Pattison speaks with Angela Pippos about the fundamental changes to women’s sport revealed in her second book, Breaking The Mould – Taking A Hammer To Sexism In Sport. Make a booking here

Author, sports journalist and documentary maker Angela Pippos in conversation with Gaye Pattison on Wednesday night. Photo: Write Around The Murray

Author, sports journalist and documentary maker Angela Pippos in conversation with Gaye Pattison on Wednesday night. Photo: Write Around The Murray

On Thursday night, join Christine Anu in conversation and song at 7pm. Christine will speak about her life and career, her advocacy work and the importance of Indigenous languages in cultural identity. She’ll be on stage with her musical director Raymund Shek. Make a booking here

Singer Christine Anu in conversation and song at Write Around the Murray on Thursday night. Photo: Write Around The Murray.

Singer Christine Anu in conversation and song at Write Around the Murray on Thursday night. Photo: Write Around The Murray.

To view the full program and reserve your place, visit Write Around The Murray

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