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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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H. C. Gildfind

I've published short stories, book reviews, essays and poetry in Australia and America. I have studied writing at the Centre for Adult Education, Deakin University and The University of Melbourne, where I got a PhD. I've been lucky enough to be mentored b ...

Harold Edward (Hal) Porter

Hal Porter (1911-1984), author and artist, was born in Melbourne in 1911, and educated mainly at Bairnsdale in Gippsland, Victoria. After leaving school he worked for a short time as a cadet reporter, and then as a schoolmaster, at Williamstown North Prim ...

Helen Penrose

Helen Penrose (HistorySmiths Pty Ltd) is a professional historian. She has a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Melbourne, and is a member and past President of the Professional Historians’ Association of Victoria. Working as a historia ...

Helen Said

Helen Said was born in England. Her parents were refugees from Egypt's Suez Canal Crisis. Helen migrated to Australia in 1962 and grew up in Altona. She attended Altona West Primary School and Altona High School and later studied mathematics at Melbourne ...

Helene Richards

Helene Richards is a freelance writer, editor and publisher. First published at the age of ten (in the Police News), she has since co-authored two non-fiction books – Bullying in the Workplace: An Occupational Hazard (HarperCollins 2002, 2nd edition HR Pu ...

Hon Steve Bracks AC

Steve Bracks is a former Australian politician and the 44th Premier of Victoria. He first won the electoral district of Williamstown in 1994 for the Australian Labor Party and was party leader and premier from 1999 to 2007. He is an adviser to Prime Minis ...

Iva Maria Norris

Iva has been a real estate agent and investor for over fourteen years. Starting in the USA where she acquired and sold more than 28 properties in three years after completing renovations. In Brazil she opened three Century 21 offices which specialised in ...

Jacinta Cross is a public health midwife and a creative arts practitioner. She is passionate about reforming the policies and health systems that surround birth and death to include more community driven, holistic practices. Jacinta works with childbeari ...

Jackie Kerin

Jackie Kerin is the author of two popular picture books for children, 'Phar Lap the wonder horse' and 'Lyrebird! A true story', and she is the writer of short stories and the teller of many tales. Her writing grew out of her passion for the oral tradition ...

Jacqui Thomas

Jacqui Thomas lives in Williamstown with her husband, two lively children, and two not-so-productive chickens, Optimus Prime Optimus and Midnight Star. By day, she is an active mother and educational psychologist, but the rest of her times she is an avid ...