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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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Sarah Vincent

My writing career began in my twenties. I studied scriptwriting at the VCA and spent the next fifteen years writing plays that were performed around Australia and in Athens and Edinburgh. I have just completed the Professional Writing and Editing program ...

Shane Jacobson

From the star of the film Kenny, the story of his long road to overnight success. After the film 'Kenny' catapulted him to national and international fame, actor, writer, producer Shane Jacobson was told by people that he had a talent for acting. Which wa ...

Sherryl Clark

Sherryl Clark’s first children’s book, 'The Too-Tight Tutu', was published in 1997, and she now has more than 65 published books. Her other titles include a number of Aussie Bites, Nibbles and Chomps, and novels. Her YA novels are 'Bone Song', published i ...

Sofie Laguna

Sofie Laguna is an author, actor, and playwright. Her many books for young people have been named Honour Books and Notable Books in the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Awards and have been shortlisted in the Queensland Premier’s Awar ...

Stella Kinsella

Stella Kinsella is a Melbourne based writer, performer and creative producer. She has an Australian Writers' Guild award for an original screenplay Veris and a Masters Degree in Creative Writing. She produces Stellavision Live at the Newport Comedy Room a ...

Stella Stamatakis

Stella Stamatakis was a primary school teacher for over 25 years. She has worked for the Department of Education and Training in Victoria. Stella has also taught in South Australia and China. When she is not writing Stella is a volunteer at the Asylum See ...

Susan Spelic

As an inspired new children's author, Susan Spelic has released five new titles for kids aged 4-7 years of age. By writing and producing 'cool', simple, chapter books for reluctant readers, families now have more choice when needing to access supportive d ...

Susanne Maria Wright

Born in 1930 in Vienna, the capital of the former Austro/Hungarian Monarchy that was no more after the Great War. Austria was impoverished, soon to be annexed into Adolf Hitler's Third Reich, followed by the outbreak of WWII and finally overrun by Soviet ...

Tess Woods

Tess Woods is a physiotherapist who lives in Perth, Australia with one husband, two children, one dog and one cat who rules over all of them. Her first novel, Love at First Flight, released by HarperCollins in April 2015, received worldwide critical accla ...

Tom Ferris

Tom was born in Williamstown, and is the eldest son of Herbert and Betty Ferris (nee Hick). He lived on corner of Verdon and Perry Streets before moving to Lyons Street, Williamstown. Tom was educated at Williamstown State School 1183, then Williamstown ...