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


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


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. Eleanor is currently working o... Read more

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 ... Read more

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. Her work has been published online and in print, including an anthology by Penguin, and she was a recipient of the inaugural Monash Pr... Read more

Maria Takolander

Maria Takolander was born in Melbourne in 1973 to Finnish parents. She is the author of three previous poetry collections, including Ghostly Subjects (Salt, 2009), which was shortlisted for the Judith Wright Calanthe Award. Her poetry appeared regularly in The Best Australian Poems and The Bes... Read more


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