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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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Leigh Hobbs

Artist and author Leigh Hobbs is best known in Australia and the UK for the children's books he has written and illustrated, featuring his characters Old Tom, Horrible Harriet, Fiona the Pig, Mr Badger and Mr Chicken. His ceramic Flinders street Station t ...

Leyla Simone

Leyla Simone is a 13 year old Williamstown High School Student. Born and raised in Melbourne she is an avid writer and loves the creative component to life. From drawing, sketching, making movies and writing books she has a wild imagination and the silent ...

Lily Stojcevska

Lily Stojcevska is a wellbeing life coach helping women and men to empower themselves, shine the light and live the dream that they were born to live. Lily helps people to release the anger, sadness, fear, hurt, guilt and anxiety which may be having a ...

Linda Sacco

Linda Sacco is a freelance writer, poet, author and teacher. In 2010 she began publishing The Which is Your Perfect Pet? series with titles on Dog Breeds, Cat Breeds, Birds and most recently, Designer Dogs. The series provides readers with all they ne ...

Louise Karch

I started telling stories at two. My mom wrote them down. They might be my best work. 'NAMEfluence: How to Name Your Brand For Success' is my first book. Parts were written in the Williamstown Library. It has the science, stories, strategies and easy nami ...

Lowen Clarke

I am very content in a few different roles, from being Vice-President of the Williamstown Literary Festival, an ethicist on the Dept of Health's Human Research Ethics Committee, and doing a Doctorate at the Miecat Institute, in the psycho-dynamics of an a ...

Lucia Nardo

Lucia Nardo writes fiction and non-fiction and she has had published a range of both forms. In addition to her non-fiction titles, her work appears in anthologies, magazine and online. She is a past winner of the Ada Cambridge Biographical Prose Prize. Lu ...

Lyn Spiteri

A first time author but long time avid reader, Lyn is excited to add to the rich tapestry of fantasy fiction. Lyn is a teacher, musician, twin and self-proclaimed Star Wars tragic. She loves car-singing, being a concert band nerd and getting obsessed ...

Mary Borsellino

The intensity and loneliness that growing up brings with it has always seemed to Mary Borsellino to be a perfect basis for stories, ever since she was a teenager herself. That age group knows better than anybody the hopes and horrors of society's potentia ...

Mary Burbidge

Mary has been an active writer for over 30 years with a stack of stories, a pile of published articles, hundreds of volumes of her nightly diary and two books under her ample belt. Her first book, 'Forever Baby: Jenny’s story – a mother’s diary', has rec ...