The Next Big Thing

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at The Moat

Hot Desk Edition

There has been an explosion of vibrant new writing talent in Australia of late, and since we opened our doors, the Wheeler Centre has been right at the heart of the 21st century literary zeitgeist. Our first ever event was a Debut Monday, showcasing exciting new authors.

The Next Big Thing is the evolution of that event. In this special edition of the Next Big Thing we’ll hear from the first intake of the Wheeler Centre’s 2014 Hot Desk Fellowship, reading from the works they’re developing right here in the building.

These are names we believe should be on everyone’s lips. Join us to discover them before everyone else does!

With Dan Bledwich, Jennifer Down, Sebastian Fowler, Aurelia Guo, Bernadette Hince, Rajith Savanadasa and Laura Woollett. Read more about the writers and their projects in Notes.

The Next Big Thing

Want to meet tomorrow’s literary stars today? Let us introduce you.

Our long-running Next Big Thing series is our showcase for great new local talent. You’ll hear emerging writers reading from bold and adventurous work. Enjoy a delicious drink and a bite to eat at the Moat, while your future favourite authors knock your socks off.


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