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Debut Mondays


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The first event ever to run at the Wheeler Centre was a Debut Mondays session, and two years
On, we’re just as committed 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 discover some great new writing.
Each month we’ll introduce you to a selection of new voices from across Victoria and beyond,
including a special guest in every session from Voiceworks magazine.

Debut Mondays has moved to the Wheeler Centre’s new cafe/bar the MOAT. So pop in, grab a drink and enjoy the stories.

This month, join us for Kristin Henry, Hannah Richell, Sydney Smith and Amber Beilharz.


Amber Beilharz

Amber Beilharz’s stories have been published in Hunger Mountain, antiTHESIS and Voiceworks, and shortlisted for the Judith Rodriguez Prize in 2010. She has also edited Verandah 25 and co-runs a poetry blog at, edits poetry for Voiceworks and tweets @velvetbrownfox. Amber is a Deakin... Read more

Sydney Smith

Sydney Smith is a past winner of The Age Short Story Competition, and her fiction and non-fiction has appeared in The Age, Griffith REVIEW, Island, Imago and the New England Review. She founded and co-ordinates the Victorian Mentoring Service for Writers. The Lost Woman is her first book. Sydney was... Read more

Kristin Henry

Kristin Henry is a Melbourne poet who loves connecting with a live audience. She has read and sung her poetry in many venues throughout Australia, the United States and the United Kingdom over the past 25 years. Born in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Kristin attended over twenty schools across the southern... Read more

Hannah Richell

Hannah Richell now lives in Sydney with her husband and their two young children. Secrets of the Tides is her first novel and she is currently hard at work on her second. After years of driving desks in publishing, marketing and film, she finally summoned the courage to do what she had always secret... Read more


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176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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