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Debut Mondays


Every month four first-time authors read from their work.

Come and have a glass of wine and discover the best new writers around.

This month, we feature Mara Coson (Voiceworks #83 – ‘I’m an Asian International Student’), Felicity Everett (The Story of Us), Leah Swann (Bearings) and Elisabeth Holdsworth (Those Who Come After).


Mara Coson

Mara Coson is a young writer from the Philippines. She has just completed her Masters in Creative Media (Creative Writing) at RMIT and is currently writing her first novella. She has been published in Voiceworks twice and is a contributor to the Philippine Daily Inquirer. She also writes short ficti... Read more

Leah Swann

Leah Swann lives in Melbourne with her husband and two children. She is a former speech writer, public relations manager and journalist. Bearings is her first book. Leah Swann is a writer of short stories, novels, children’s stories and poetry. Her short fiction and poetry have appeared in page se... Read more

Elisabeth Holdsworth

Elisabeth Holdsworth is an essayist, poet, and writer of short stories and reviews. She won the inaugural ABR/Calibre prize for her essay, ‘An die Nachgeborenen: For Those Who Come After’, which was published in the February 2007 issue of Australian Book Review and later broadcast on ABC radio. ... Read more

Felicity Everett

Felicity Everett began her career as a writer as an author of children’s books. Working as a children’s books editor in London for years and authoring 18 children’s books, it wasn’t until 2000 Felicity started writing adult fiction. Felicity Everett grew up in Manchester the youngest of four... Read more


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