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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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Peggy Warner

Peggy Strafford Warner was born on 29th January, 1915, in Williamstown, Victoria, the third daughters of Lily Hick (nee Strafford), who was a milliner and Ernest Hick, a lawyer. She attended Strathmore Grammar School and MLC. Peggy began her working li ...

Peter Taylor

Born and raised in the Western Suburbs; Peter and wife Jane raised their two children in this charming riverside suburb of Newport. The author developed an interest in maritime history at an early age which led to a passion for shipwrecks and maritime arc ...

Rachael Robertson

In 2005 Rachael led a year long expedition to Davis Station, Antarctica - the second female to lead a team at the Station and the youngest ever leader. She managed a team of 120 people throughout summer. In February they depart and 18 remain behind peo ...

Rachel Buchanan

Like many others in Hobsons Bay, I come from New Zealand. My iwi (tribal) affiliations are Taranaki and Te Ati Awa. A lot of my writing deals with the gap between the New Zealand and Australian halves of my life. I write memoir, journalism and history but ...

Rebecca Starford

Rebecca Starford was born in 1984 and grew up in Williamstown, in Melbourne. She is currently the publishing director at Kill Your Darlings and an editor at Text Publishing. She was previously the deputy editor at Australian Book Review. Her writing h ...

Robert Verlander

Robert Verlander was born in Williamstown and raised in Altona, and now lives on Sydney’s Lower North Shore with his wife and two sons. For many years he has worked in the finance industry both in Australia and the United Kingdom. 'Of White and Shady' is ...

Robin Grove

Robin Marshall Grove (1941-2012) was "a man for whom words, music and movement were a lifelong passion". Robin won the ABC orchestral composition prize in 1957, and his two-act ballet score was presented at Her Majesty's, Ballarat in 1958. First traini ...

Robin Vysma

Robin has been an IT professional since graduating from the Queensland University of Technology in August 1988. He has served as a developer for the Australian Bureau of Statistics, as the IT manager, for the Defence Security Branch in Canberra and as the ...

Rosa Angelone

Rosa Angelone knows a thing or two about firing up young imaginations! With 18 years of experience in caring for the littlest members of society, Rosa has turned her hand to writing for children, and the results are nothing short of amazing. Rosa has f ...

Rosemary began writing at the age of 12 but apart from a couple of short stories published in magazines and poetry published on the internet, she has kept her catalogue of around 146 poems and several story ideas, much to herself. But after running out o ...