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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).


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. His story ‘Leaving the Fountainhead’ won the SD Harvey Short Story Award at the 2010 Ned Kelly Awards for A... Read more

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. Her work has appeared in the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald and ... Read more

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. She grew up in an isolated valley in Northern NSW, and lived a bush childhood of creek swimming and barefoot free-range... Read more

Robyn Dennison

Robyn Dennison is a Melbourne writer and student. She has contributed to Voiceworks and is an editor for Mary journal. Originally from Newcastle, Robyn relocated to Melbourne in 2007 to study creative writing and cinema. She graduated in 2009 with a degree in creative arts from Melbourne University,... Read more


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176 Little Lonsdale Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

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