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Hobsons Bay is a community with a deep and proud literary history, and vibrant and diverse culture of writing.

Homegrown Hobsons Bay is an innovative program to celebrate and to grow the potential and reach of, writers from Hobsons Bay. Homegrown writers are featured in this database, and their titles are clearly identified within our libraries with the Homegrown branding.

Homegrown Hobsons Bay is also about supporting up-and-coming writers. We are pleased to offer use of our library facilities for your next book launch and can assist you in the planning and promotion of your event.

If you are a published (or soon-to-published) writer with a significant connection to the City of Hobsons Bay we would love to hear from you to discuss how we can work with you further.

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'Tina Murray

'Tina Murray just knew that her unexpected redundancy during the recent Global Financial Crisis would lead her to find a more fulfilling life. Today, her experience of 30 years in innovation and management and her skills as a qualified interior designer, ...

Ada Ackerly

The author has spent many years in historical research in original records, particularly early Port Phillip and Williamstown, more recently the topical WW1, particularly the "home front". Life in, and connection to, Hobsons Bay Most of the author's li ...

Ada Cambridge

Ada Cambridge was a Victorian novelist and diarist. The wife of a vicar, she followed her husband around various postings in country Victoria before ending up at the Holy Trinity parish in Williamstown. Her best known work `Thirty Years in Australia` deta ...

Adam Browne

Adam Browne was born in Melbourne in 1963. He has published numerous short stories and two books. The first is a novel, Pyrotechnicon: Being a True Account of the Further Adventures of Cyrano de Bergerac Among the States and Empires of the Stars, by Himse ...

Addison Russell

Addison Russel writes contemporary, chick-lit fiction and is a Williamstown resident. Her debut novel, The Invisible Journey, was published in 2015 and she is currently scribbling the sequel. Her experience of living within her wonderful, but according ...

Alison Stuart

Williamstown resident, Alison Stuart fell in love with history in general and the English Civil War in particular when her father read her The King’s General by Daphne Du Maurier. She has been writing stories since her teenage years but it was not un ...

Amal Abou-Eid

Passionate educator Amal Abou-Eid is an Australian mother of two with a strong connection to her Lebanese heritage. Inspired by her faith, and her wish for people to live harmoniously and without fear, Amal has turned her hand to writing. Supported by her ...

Ana Dean

Ana Dean (pseudonym) is an Australian author who grew up the youngest of three girls in a Croatian migrant household in the Melbourne suburb of Altona North. Ana hadn’t always planned on becoming an author, even though writing was always her best friend. ...

Andy Griffiths

Andy Griffiths is one of Australia’s most popular children’s authors. He has written more than 25 books, including short stories, comic novels, nonsense verse, picture books, plays and a creative writing guide for students and teachers. Andy is best known ...

Angie Jorgen

Angie is a poet and has been writing since childhood. An Altona local, Angie began writing children's books whilst pregnant with her son and little Joe is now 5 months old with the stories originally written just for his eyes extending their reach to mar ...