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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. This year Debut Mondays has moved to the Wheeler Centre’s new cafe/ bar /restaurant, The MOAT. So pop in, grab a drink and enjoy the stories.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Lily Chan, Sarah Martin, Catherine Deveny and Katia Pase (Voiceworks).
Katia Pase is the editor of Brisbane literary journal and collective, Stilts. Her own writing has been published in Voiceworks, Wet Ink, Rex, and Islet. Katia is due to complete her honours at the University of Melbourne this year.
Catherine Deveny has been a comedian, writer and professional speaker for 23 years.
She’s the author of seven books and over 1,000 columns for the Age newspaper, and is an ABC regular. She has appeared on Q&A five times — sitting next to John Elliott, Tony Abbott, Corey Bernardi, Peter Dutton and Archbishop Peter Jensen.
Lily Chan was born in Kyoto, raised in Narrogin and now resides in Melbourne. Her novel Toyo was the recipient of the 2010 Peter Blazey Fellowship for a manuscript-in-progress.
Formerly a French, English and history teacher, Sarah Martin met and became friends with Davis McCaughey while working as development manager at Ormond College. After his death in 2005, she began researching his life, completing a PhD, with the ultimate purpose of writing a biography.
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.