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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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Ann Goodwin

Ann has published sailing stories in community newspapers, the Royals magazine and the Bluebirds newsletter. She began to write the sailing memoir when she joined a "Mentoring your memoir" class at the Council of Adult Education, Melbourne in February 201 ...

Bev Aisbett

Bev Aisbett is the author and illustrator of fourteen books which feature a unique cartoon format utilised as a means of simplifying and adding levity to subjects as complex and confronting as anxiety and depression. The two main titles in this series ...

C. R. Iliffe

Carly was born in a small town in Queensland known as Redcliffe in 1973, she spent most of her childhood traveling with her family up and down the east coast of Australia. Carly finally settled in Melbourne where she worked in the horse racing industry as ...

Carolyn Morwood

Carolyn Morwood has published five works of crime fiction set in Melbourne. Her first three novels were published by The Women’s Press in the UK. Her latest novels are works of historical crime fiction and feature World War One nurse, Eleanor Jones. The ...

Claire Saxby

Claire Saxby writes fiction, non-fiction and poetry for children. She has published picture books and chapter books, short stories and articles. Her poetry appears in magazines, anthologies, on train walls and in museum resources. Claire lives in Melbourn ...

Cyril E. Goode

Cyril Harry Everard Goode (1907-1982), poet and short-story writer, was born in 1907 at Grenfell, New South Wales. Goode was a pioneering farmer in the outer wheatbelt area of Western Australia before travelling to Victoria in 1932. He returned to Western ...

Daniel Corcoran

Originating from Perth in Western Australia but now based in Melbourne, Daniel continues a successful career as an author and illustrator. From a young age he’s enjoyed a lifelong passion for cartooning and continues to write and illustrate stories that ...

Dean Mason

Dean has lived in the West of Melbourne most of his life, having settled in Altona in 1998 where he lives with his family today. Professionally, Dean works as a leadership adviser supporting organisations of all shapes and sizes in their business and peop ...

Denise Ogilvie

Denise Ogilvie is an Altona resident. From 1989 to 2014 Denise worked as a Librarian at Williamstown Library, and later Hobsons Bay Libraries. Denise enjoys writing short, fictionalised stories about growing up during the 1950's and 1960's. In her oth ...

Diana Greentree

Ballet dancer, actress, political activist, doting granny. Perhaps these titles are an odd assortment but each of the 'hats' Diana has worn has given inspiration and substance to her work as a writer. Training in recent years as a professional screenwrite ...