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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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Darren Hodge

Born in Melbourne’s Western suburbs. From the earliest age he yearned for a career as a paramedic after being inspired a neighbour. At the age of 21 he achieved his dream. After 15 years as a paramedic he achieved his ultimate career goal, joining Ai ...

Dean Mason

Dean has lived in the West of Melbourne most of his life, having settled in Altona in 1998 where he lives with his family today. Professionally, Dean works as a leadership adviser supporting organisations of all shapes and sizes in their business and peop ...

Denise Ogilvie

Denise Ogilvie is an Altona resident. From 1989 to 2014 Denise worked as a Librarian at Williamstown Library, and later Hobsons Bay Libraries. Denise enjoys writing short, fictionalised stories about growing up during the 1950's and 1960's. In her oth ...

Diana Greentree

Ballet dancer, actress, political activist, doting granny. Perhaps these titles are an odd assortment but each of the 'hats' Diana has worn has given inspiration and substance to her work as a writer. Training in recent years as a professional screenwrite ...

Dmetri Kakmi

Dmetri Kakmi was born to Greek parents in Turkey. He is a writer and editor. For 15 years he worked as a senior editor at Penguin Books. His fictionalised memoir 'Mother Land' was shortlisted for the New South Wales Premier’s Literary Awards in Australia; ...

Dorothy Richards

Dorothy Richards is a prize-winning writer of articles, short stories and poetry. Much of her writing is based on her childhood, growing up in a large, very close extended family in Williamstown, where she was born in June 1916. Since she began writin ...

Dr Christopher Ringrose

After an academic career spanning the University of Cambridge, the University of Alberta, Dalhousie University, The University of North Carolina and The University of Northampton, Chris Ringrose moved to Australia in 2012. he is currently Adjunct Associat ...

Erin Landells

Erin Landells is completing her Doctorate in Psychology, is a Certified Gallup Strengths Coach, and is a qualified and experienced teacher, trainer, and learning and development manager. 'Find my niche' is her first book. She also writes weekly at her ...

Fiona Swee-Lin Price

Fiona Price has a lifelong passion for words. She talks too much, has studied multiple languages and spent her teens exchanging letters with penfriends all over the world. After declaring at six that she was going to be a writer, she began work on two pro ...

Geoff Dougall

Geoff at the tender age of sixteen with little scholastic ability was introduced to the printed word, not as a writer of prose but as an apprentice to one of Melbourne's finest printing houses. Dispatched from the bliss of a hot summer on Williamstown be ...