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The very first event to run at the Wheeler Centre was a Debut Mondays session – and two years on, we’re as committed as ever to fostering new talent.

Whether it’s meeting Australian literature’s newest wunderkind or hearing a known quantity strike a bold new path, Debut Mondays is your chance to be part of the literary avant-garde.

Each month in the brand new Moat Bar and Café at the Wheeler Centre, we’ll introduce you to a special selection of new voices from across Victoria and beyond, including a special guest in every session from Voiceworks magazine.

This month, meet Romy Ash, Bruce Scates, Ailsa Piper and Oliver Mol.

Featuring

Ailsa Piper

Ailsa Piper has worked throughout Australia as a playwright, theatre director, actor, teacher, speaker and pate-wrapper. Her first love was the theatre, which took her from Western Australia, where she grew up on a sheep station in the Gascoyne area, to Sydney and on to Melbourne. Her love affair wi... Read more

Romy Ash

Romy Ash is a Melbourne-based writer. Her first novel Floundering was long-listed for the Miles Franklin Award. She is a writer of fiction and non-fiction. She has been anthologised in Best Australian Stories and Best Australian Essays.

Bruce Scates

Professor Bruce Scates has lectured in history in both Australia and Aotearoa/New Zealand. He has published in leading international journals and is the author or co-author of five books published by Cambridge University Press, most recently A Place to Remember: A History of the Shrine of Remembranc... Read more

Oliver Mol

Oliver Mol is a Sydney-based writer. He is a staff writer at The Adventure Handbook. He is 26. He grew up between America and Australia.  He has lived in Houston, Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne. He was the recipient of a 2014 ArtStart Grant, the co-winner of the 2013 Scribe Nonfiction... Read more

Location

The Moat

176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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