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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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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 ...

SA Jones

SA Jones is the author of two critically acclaimed novels: Red Dress Walking (Allen and Unwin) and Isabelle of the Moon and Stars (UWA Press). Her fiction is principally concerned with the line between sanity and madness and questions of personal and hist ...

Sam Bunny

Sam Bunny lives in Williamstown with his wife, Selina, and daughter Bella. His first novel, Estuary, is a tale of people living in the shadow of war. It is an ambitious story that spans two generations and moves between Melbourne, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. B ...

Sara Vidal

Born in a refugee camp in late 1945, Sara Vidal came to Melbourne early in 1949, graduated BARCH Melbourne University (1968), and was a senior Victorian Public Service Manager (1979-1993 and 2001-2003), Project Manager Housing Upgrade (1979-1985), Manage ...