Debut Mondays

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at The Moat

October: Edwina Preston, Zane Lovitt, Jessie Cole and Robyn Dennison

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

With Edwina Preston, Zane Lovitt, Jessie Cole and Robyn Dennison (Voiceworks).


Portrait of Zane Lovitt

Zane Lovitt

Zane Lovitt was a documentary filmmaker before turning his hand to crime fiction. His stories have appeared in Scribe’s New Australian Stories 2 and in the Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine.

Portrait of Edwina Preston

Edwina Preston

Edwina Preston is a Melbourne writer and performer. The Inheritance of Ivorie Hammer is her first novel, but her second book. Her first book was a biography of Howard Arkley, Not Just A Suburban Boy, published by Duffy and Snellgrove.

Portrait of Jessie Cole

Jessie Cole

Jessie Cole’s work has appeared in Kill Your Darlings, Meanjin, Island Magazine and the Big Issue. This year sees the publication of her debut novel Darkness on the Edge of Town.

Portrait of Robyn Dennison

Robyn Dennison

Robyn Dennison is a Melbourne writer and student. She has contributed to Voiceworks and is an editor for Mary journal.

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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