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Peta Murray awarded for research presentation

Peta Murray ventured into uncharted territory last week, visiting the Land of the Gerontologists to deliver a presentation on her PhD research as part of a Cutting Edge Research forum. This annual event, hosted by the AAG (VIC Division), affords an opportunity for HDRs and ECRs to showcase highlights of their research and to hone …

Dr Julienne van Loon is working to bring together key stakeholders from the Canadian and Australian book industries for a conversation exploring themes important to Australian and Canadian authors, illustrators and publishers, including the importance of local content, the book industry policy climate, and regulatory changes and challenges. The two-day conversation, funded by RMIT’s Capability …

Robin Hemley leads memoir workshop in the Urban Writing House

The workshop, Faking It: A playful, hands-on writing workshop exploring the lines between memoir and fiction, and between authors, narrators, characters and heteronyms, followed on from Hemley’s Present Tense Lecture on December 5th. The day began with introductions and each Lab member discussing what had drawn them to the workshop. Hemley then went through some …

Applications Open for Melbourne Visiting Poets Program 2018/19

The Melbourne Visiting Poets Program is a residency-based initiative coordinated out of RMIT’s non/fictionLab research group, in partnership with Australian Poetry, Melbourne Spoken Word and Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry. Previous guests of the program include Amanda Stewart, Natalie Harkin, Stuart Cooke, Lionel Fogarty, Ellen van Neerven and Andy Jackson. In 2018 and 2019, the program …

Rose is a writer, editor and academic who has been published in Griffith Review, Best Australian Stories, Island, Cultural Studies Review, Review of Australian Fiction and Sydney Review of Books. Her first novel, The Asking Game (Transit Lounge, 2007), was a runner-up for the Vogel award and received an Aurealis honourable mention. An early extract from her second, …

Zoe Dzunko & Annabel Brady-Brown at the Urban Writing House

Zoe Dzunko and Annabel Brady-Brown were in residence at the Urban Writing House for their work with Women Writers in the City, a non/fictionLab project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants. Of the residency Dzunko and Brady-Brown say: “Our week at the RMIT Urban Writing House in October marked the first time we’d been together …

Mildura writer Maree Jones reports on her stay at The Butterfly House in September 2017: I arrived at the Butterfly House armed with my key code and code for the alarm. I tried the key code once. No dice. Twice, still the door didn’t open. Three times and I was certain it wasn’t going to …

We are reading the introduction from: Vannini, Phillip, ed. Non-Representational Methodologies: Re-Envisioning Research. New York: Routledge, 2015. Print. (PDF). Next meet up is scheduled for Tuesday November 21, 1pm.

Women Writers in the City at West Space

RMIT’s non/fictionLab invites you to join us on Monday 30 October for a performance of creative work and Q&A by Zoe Dzunko and Annabel Brady-Brown. This is the sixth and final outcome of Women Writers in the City, a project supported by the City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants. Women Writers in the City at …

DOCUVERSE 2018 call for proposals

DOCUVERSE 2018 Expanding documentary: Ecologies and dialogues CALL FOR PROPOSALS Since its inception in 2016, Docuverse has been aiming to bring together a diverse range of people from independent filmmakers and artists to research-practitioners and industry representatives. With its third iteration, our symposium will continue to foster these cross-disciplinary conversations that are increasingly necessary to …

Held at RMIT on Tuesday 22 August 2017, the Un-lecture experimented with breaking the traditional Australian style lecture—and remaking it–creating a lecture where performance, song and word intersect. Featuring prolific local spoken word artists from the African-Australian diaspora, Un-lecture speakers explored identity through lyrical and performative storytelling. Abe Nouk is the author of HUMBLE and …

OzWallace 2017, the first ever David Foster Wallace conference in Australia, was held at RMIT University from 1-3 September. Sponsored by non/fictionLab and the International David Foster Wallace Society, it featured 25 presentations from a diverse array of speakers from around the world, including David Hering’s keynote address on Wallace, Ronald Reagan and the 1980s. …

A poem by Bonny Cassidy, ‘grounds’, which was presented at the non/fictionLab’s Spotlight salon earlier this year, will be featured at the Melbourne Writers Festival in September. An excerpt from the poem is now riding as a banner on CBD trams (see pictured) and Bonny will read the work in the Botanical Gardens for a …