Debut Mondays

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at The Moat

October: Greg Foyster, Maria Takolander, Eleanor Limprecht and Michelle Li

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, our guests are Greg Foyster, Eleanor Limprecht, Maria Takolander and Michelle Li.


Portrait of Eleanor Limprecht

Eleanor Limprecht

Eleanor Limprecht is a novelist, book reviewer, PhD student and mother-of-two. She grew up in the United States, Germany and Pakistan but has settled in Sydney. Her first novel, What Was Left, is about a mother who breaks one of the oldest taboos and abandons her baby.

Portrait of Greg Foyster

Greg Foyster

Greg Foyster is an environment journalist. His feature articles, news stories and opinion pieces have appeared in more than 15 different publications, including the Age, the Sydney Morning Herald, the Big Issue,Crikey and G Magazine. His first book, Changing Gears, is about a 6500 kilometre cycling journey exploring simple and sustainable living.

Portrait of Michelle Li

Michelle Li

Michelle Li is a young Melbourne-based writer. She is a fiction editor at Voiceworks, creative subeditor at Lot’s Wife and editor of a medical student publication.

Portrait of Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander is a senior lecturer in literature at Deakin University in Geelong. She is the author of a work of literary criticism and two poetry collections. Her poems have featured in annual best-of anthologies for the past seven years. The Double is her first work of fiction.

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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