Border writers festival Write Around The Murray attracted a total attendance of about 4800 people.
The 12th annual event ended on Sunday after five days of workshops, author talks and school sessions.
Organisers said for the first time the opening night function, with Indiigenous pop/folk duo Stiff Gins, sold out, as did the literary lunch with Ailsa Piper and Tony Doherty and Stereo Stories on Saturday night.
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More than 100 people attended book of the festival with Robert Hillman and Jason Steger while about 200 people visited Going Gourmet with Matthew Evans at the Albury community wood fired oven.
Steger, The Age’s literary editor, described Write Around The Murray as “a very lovely festival, I think”.
Journalist, broadcaster and author Caroline Baum said it was a fantastic experience.
“Festivals like this have changed the relationship between readers and writers,” she said.
“We are part of a community with you.”
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