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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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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 ...

James has been an avid reader and prospective writer for most of his life. Initial dabbling in prose has ultimately led James to settle within the realm of poetry. His studies in language, in particular Latin, French and German, initiated him into more fo ...

Janet Howie

Janet Howie writes articles and poetry, and keeps a journal. She has a particular interest in haiku, writing in the modern form, and happily combines these literary activities with botanical art, community life and swimming at Willy beach. Her work has w ...

Jean Thornton

Born in England, Jean Thornton started her writing career with a script for the BBC: 'Two thousand miles up the Nile'. She was working in Sudan (then Anglo-Egyptian Sudan) at the time. She then lived in Hong Kong and Hawaii, eventually settling in Austral ...

Jelica Sajnovic

Changing Beliefs was written quiet quickly in early 2016. Jelica Sajnovic wished to share with as many people as possible what she has learnt in the past year or two, whilst going through her 'mid-life' crises. ‘What if beliefs that we chose to foll ...

Jennifer Burrows

Born and raised in Scotland, Jennifer delivered her first presentation at the ripe old age of eight, motivating her similarly aged ‘sales force’ to sell painted stones to the neighbours. This was also her first entrepreneurial venture and did a roaring tr ...

Jennifer L Simmonds

Jennifer L Simmonds is a single mum who has worked part-time as a court transcriber in Melbourne for 20 years. She is also a carer for an older family member, a guardian for another, and an animal welfare advocate. Jennifer holds diplomas in both theatre ...

Jeremy Scott

Having undergone major open heart surgery as a child, Jeremy Scott knew he had been offered a second chance in life so thirty four years after this life changing operation; Jeremy began a 52,000km bicycle ride around the planet. At the conclusion of this ...