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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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
With Amy Espeseth, Courtney Collins, Amy Choi and Broede Carmody (Voiceworks).
Courtney Collins' debut novel is The Burial. Her second novel, The Walkman Mix, is a work in progress. An early draft of The Walkman Mix was shortlisted for the Melbourne Lord Mayor’s Creative Writing Award 2011.
Amy Espeseth’s first novel, Sufficient Grace, was awarded the Victorian Premier’s Literary Award for an unpublished manuscript in 2009 and was published by Scribe in September 2012. An extract from her second novel, Trouble Telling the Weather, won the QUT Postgraduate Creative Writing Prize in 2010.
Amy Choi was born in Melbourne in 1975. Her work has appeared in Vogue, Quadrant, the Age and the Australian, as well as anthologies including The Oxford Book of Australian Schooldays and Growing Up Asian in Australia.
Broede Carmody is 19 and currently studying journalism at RMIT University. He is on the Voiceworks editorial committee and has had poetry published in a variety of literary journals.
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.