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 cafe and bar, to grab a drink or a meal – and be nourished and entertained by the pick of our latest storytelling crop.
This month’s writers are Terry Jaensch, Laura Jean McKay and Vanessa Russell – plus a Voiceworks writer to be announced.
Terry Jaensch is an Australian poet, actor and monologist. His first book of poetry, Buoy (FIP) was shortlisted for the Anne Elder Award by the Fellowship of Australian Writers.
Laura Jean McKay
Laura Jean McKay is the author of Holiday in Cambodia (Black Inc. July 2013). Her writing has been published in Best Australian Stories, Sleepers Almanac, the Big Issue, Women of Letters and The Lifted Brow.
Vanessa Russell used to read the entire Bible once a year including the New Testament twice. Now she doesn’t. Her memoir, My Abduction Holiday, is forthcoming from Hardie Grant, and her debut novel, Holy Bible is out with Sleepers in 2013. (rodneyvc)