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November: Michele Lee, Margaret Merrilees, Diana Greentree and Kyle Kohinga


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Our first ever event was a Debut Monday. Three years on, it’s still going strong, introducing new Australian talent each month.

Whether it’s meeting Australia’s latest wunderkind or hearing an unknown quantity strike a bold new path, Debut Mondays is your chance to discover your next favourite author.

You’ll meet a selection of new voices – from Victoria and beyond – including a special guest in each session from Voiceworks magazine.

Pop down to the MOAT, our resident bar and cafe, to grab a drink or a meal – and be nourished and entertained by the pick of our latest storytelling crop.

This month’s guests will include Michele Lee, Margaret Merrilees, Kyle Kohinga and Diana Greentree.


Kyle Kohinga

Kyle Kohinga is a writer and student from Melbourne. His poetry has been published in a few journals, including Voiceworks. He is on the cusp of finishing his undergrad degree.

Diana Greentree

Diana began her working life in theatre, first as a classical dancer then later as an actress in theatre, film, radio and television. Her latest book is The Camros Bird, published by Horizon. Her passion to write began at an early age with poetry and stories published in school magazines, and later ... Read more

Margaret Merrilees

Margaret Merrilees’ debut novel The First Week was published in 2013 after winning the Wakefield Press Unpublished Manuscript Award at Adelaide Writers’ Week. The book was shortlisted for the Barbara Jefferis Award and for a NSW Premier’s Literary Award. In 2014, Wakefield Press published Fabl... Read more

Michele Lee

Michele Lee is an Asian-Australian playwright and theatre-maker working across stage, audio and live art.  Her work is largely narrative-focused, in comedy and drama and explores stories of women, otherness and found families. She has been commissioned by Griffin Theatre Company, Sydney Theatre Com... Read more


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