Monthly Archives: September 2013

Write around the Murray Festival last day – Poh at the Wood Fired Oven; Dickens & Crumpets …

The final day of Write around the Murray is always a mixed bag – a lucky dip where really everybody wins. Something for everyone isn’t a cliché. Up early were the ‘Pitching and Publishing’ workshop participants with Irina Dunn where … Continue reading

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Write around the Murray Festival panels – Into the Light and Blokes on Belonging

Imagine being 12 years old, living your life in Australia when an event on the other side of the world reverberates to the point that it not only touches you, but throws you and changes the way people see and … Continue reading

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The festival is not quite over …

So … I’m back in Sydney after 10 lovely days in Albury catching up with family and then attending the Write around the Murray Festival for five wonderful days of presentations, workshops, and the schools program. The festival concluded yesterday … Continue reading

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Book launches – The daughter of a literary icon, a bushranger and a hungry butterfly

The Write around the Murray festival has become a favoured event for local writers to launch their newest works. Elyne Mitchell: A Daughter Remembers It’s not easy growing up in the shadow of high achieving parents, but Honor Auchinleck, daughter … Continue reading

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New Writing at Write Around the Murray – competition winners and a play reading

Special guest and short story judge for this year’s festival, Tony Birch takes every opportunity to tell a story. Before announcing the winners of the 2013 AlburyCity Short Story competition, Tony related the tale of how his train trip to … Continue reading

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Book Launch – Chomp’d by Susan Berran – Write around the Murray Day 2

I absolutely love that modern libraries can truly be places where writing comes to life for people of all ages. There are spaces for those who want quiet reading and study, and areas where the sounds of small people responding … Continue reading

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The Strapper (and the four days Phar Lap spent in Albury) – Write around the Murray Day 1 cont’d

One of the great aspects of the Write around the Murray festival is the surprising pieces of information that surface during the many and varied sessions. A few festivals ago, Susan Duncan was the festival finale speaker. During her talk … Continue reading

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