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Monthly Archive for: 'May, 2015'

Kim is in the second year of her practice-led PhD in interactive and participatory documentary practices and the experience of aloneness. She has a background in linguistics, photography and documentary film and has studied and taught these at a number of institutions around Melbourne. Kim has made a number of documentary films, including Nerve which screened on ABC Artscape …

The doing (creative) scholarly writing workshop today lined up what key outcome participants in the workshops will create for this year. We then developed project time lines to make clear what the steps are that need to be done to make this happen, and when they will need to be done by. This is not …

Writing for Publication Monthly Workshops nonfictionLab presents monthly drop-in workshops with the aim of offering feedback on writing for publication. The workshops have a specific focus on assisting HDR students in developing the skills to write abstracts that will be accepted for conferences, assisting with writing effective conference papers, as well as adapting conference papers …

nonfictionLab’s Contemporary Poetry Node There is no single generation of feminism living in Australia. The editors of this anthology came of age under the slogan, “Girls can do anything!” and studied amongst the poetry of Gig Ryan, Ania Walwicz, Judith Wright and Oodgeroo Noonuccal. Now we write and teach in the wake of Gillard’s misogyny …

nonfictionLab Updates

Dr Julienne van Loon Australian author and winner of the Australian Vogel Literary Award, Dr Julienne van Loon has been awarded an RMIT Vice-Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellowship for five years. Julienne will join RMIT’s nonfictionLab and Creative Writing Program in October. The Australian review David Carlin’s The Abyssinian Contortionist: Hope, Friendship and Other Circus Acts …

Emerging Writers’ Festival – Travel Slide Night

RMIT writing students will perform at the Emerging Writers’ Festival this June at Travel Slide Night. Listen to the stories of Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange (WrICE) students and alumni Amarlie Foster, Harriet McNight, Melody Paloma, Joe Rubbo and Laura Stortenbeker, who will join other budding writers from Australia and Indonesia to share how adventure …

NonfictioNOW 2015 Conference, Flagstaff Arizona

RMIT and nonfictionLab will co-present NonfictioNOW 2015 to be held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, from 28 – 31 October. Confirmed keynote speakers include Tim Flannery, Roxane Gay, Maggie Nelson, Brian Doyle, Michael Martone and Ander Monson. Last presented at RMIT in 2012, NonfictioNOW is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, …

nonfictionLab’s Contemporary Poetry Node presents a biannual series of visiting poets and practitioners of experimental poetics. In May Sydney-based vocal artist/performer and poet Amanda Stewart gave a public reading of her poetry, accompanied by special guests Gig Ryan, and Poetry node members, Jessica L Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy, as well as addressing Creative Writing and …

WrICE Update

nonfictionLab’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program held the first collaborative residency of 2015 in Vietnam in February, bringing together emerging and established writers from Australia and Asia.  The immersion residency in Hoi An was followed by public events and workshops in Hanoi, which included a high profile partnership and showcase event with the National …

Hannah Brasier (PhD candidate) is talking at the Digital Cultures Research Centre in Bristol on May 6th. The talk is “multilinear documentary: tools and processes for creative practice“. This is part of Hannah’s three month PhD exchange with Dr Kate Nash at the University of Leeds.