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April: Chris Somerville, Andrew Morgan, Sue Williams and Ainslee Meredith


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Our first ever event was a Debut Monday. Three years on, it’s still going strong, introducing new Australian talent each month.

Whether it’s meeting Australia’s latest wunderkind or hearing an unknown quantity strike a bold new path, Debut Mondays is your chance to discover your next favourite author.

You’ll meet a selection of new voices – from Victoria and beyond – each month, including a special guest in each session from Voiceworks magazine.

Pop down to The Moat, our resident cafe and bar, to grab a drink or a meal – and be nourished and entertained by the pick of our latest storytelling crop.

If you plan on making a night out of it, The MOAT offers a pre-event package from 5pm to 6pm: $20 for a meal and a glass of wine, or $15 for a pizza and a glass of wine or beer. Bookings essential; call (03) 9094 7820 or email

Our guests in April are Chris Somerville, Andrew Morgan, Sue Williams and Ainslee Meredith.


Sue Williams

Sue Williams is a science and travel writer and a chartered accountant who also holds a PhD in marine biology. Her articles have been published in a range of magazines and on The Science Show on ABC Radio National. Sue lives in Melbourne with her husband. Murder with the Lot is her first book. ... Read more

Ainslee Meredith

Ainslee Meredith is a writer and student from Melbourne. Ainslee’s poetry has appeared in Voiceworks, Going Down Swinging, harvest, Southerly, Page Seventeen and Farrago. From 2008 to 2010, she was a poetry editor at Voiceworks. ... Read more

Chris Somerville

Chris Somerville is the author of the short story collection We Are Not The Same Anymore. He is a former Wheeler Centre Hot Desk Fellow and his work has appeared in Best Australian Stories, Paper Radio, Griffith Review and the Lifted Brow. ... Read more

Andrew Morgan

Andrew Morgan grew up in Newcastle, NSW. His writing has been published in Overland and Going Down Swinging. Andrew was a recipient of an Australia Council Varuna Writers Centre mentorship and, most recently, won the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award, for Good on Paper. He lives in Mel... Read more


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