Debut Mondays

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Debut Mondays

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.

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

July’s guests are Peter Twohig, Andrew Grimes, Kim Haworth and Nicki Reed.

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. Bookings essential; call (03) 9094 7820 or email


Portrait of Andrew Grimes

Andrew Grimes

Andrew Grimes was born in Bendigo in 1954 and is now working on a series of historical crime novels, the first of which is The Richmond Conspiracy (Text Publishing).

He lives in Woodend with his family.

Portrait of Peter Twohig

Peter Twohig

As a boy growing up in Melbourne, Peter Twohig lived in the inner suburbs, the location for his first novel, The Cartographer (Fourth Estate).

Portrait of Nicki Reed

Nicki Reed

Nicki Reed was born in 1968, and lives in Melbourne with her husband and three sons. She says writing Unzipped, her first novel, was the best fun she ever had.

Portrait of Kim Haworth

Kim Haworth

Kim Haworth is a young writer based in Melbourne. She has worked as a business journalist, and is a contributor to Voiceworks.

Debut Mondays

Readers are spoilt for choice: bookshops are overflowing with the great, the good (and the rest), and it could not be harder to choose what to read next.

Let Debut Mondays be your guide to the best of new local writing. Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.


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