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Writing Workshops 2016

Inspired by Julienne’s structured hot dollar workshops I’ve outlined a schedule for the next few months in the writing workshops. These are for creative, critical, playful, even conservative, ways of writing for academic (research) outcomes. What the industry refers to as Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) things. To be clear, in the non/fictionLab we …

Poetry Reading with non/fictionLab Visiting Poet, Stuart Cooke with Pam Brown (NSW) and Chloe Wilson emcee’d by Bonny Cassidy. The non/fictionLab’s annual Visiting Poets series continues in 2016 with Dr Stuart Cooke. During his residency at the City Campus and McCraith House, Stuart will facilitate several writers activities. On Sunday March 20 Stuart gave a reading of new …

Five writers from the Asia Pacific will take part in a collaborative residency as part of RMIT’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE). The writers who have been awarded the fellowships are Mary Rokonadravu (Fiji), Lawrence Lacambra Ypil (The Philippines), DAI Fan (China), Eliza Vitri Handayani and Maggie Tiojakin both from Indonesia. They will join Australian writers Alice Pung and Michele …

Urban Writing House

Non/fictionLab are stewards of a new space attached to RMITs Building 80. It is being used to host writers, poets, meetings, artists and makers in residence, joins our McCraith House residency in Dromana.

Ideas Incubator

On Thursday March 24 the non/fictionLab is holding an ideas incubator. The aim is to let all members contribute to defining research themes and directions for the lab for 2016 (and possibly onwards). It is a shift in how we implement the direct of the lab as a shift from core members setting research directions …

Docuverse presents Snapshots – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS. Following up from the success of our Symposium in mid-Feb the next Docuverse event will be a screening of expanded documentary works. We are calling for five participants to show a 5-10 minute snapshot of a work or work-in-progress for feedback and discussion. The date for this event …

Supported by non/fictionLab and Copyright Agency, this prize calls on boundary-pushing nonfiction entries from new, upcoming or known writers. The winner will receive AU$5000 and publication in Issue #31 of The Lifted Brow – which will be available September 2016. Two runners-up will receive AU$500 and an opportunity to discuss publication prospects with the Brow …

RMIT’s non/fictionLab Research Group will once again co-host the next international NonfictioNOW conference, which will be held in Reykjavík from 2- 4 June 2017, hosted by the University of Iceland. In 2012 NonfictioNOW was presented in Melbourne at RMIT. NonfictioNOW 2012 was a huge success having brought together writers, teachers, readers and students of nonfiction …

non/fictionLab co-director Adrian Miles is attending UWE’s two yearly i-docs conference at the beginning of March. The conference is run by the i-doc research group in Bristol. He will be presenting recent research that interrogates (criticises, questions, even possibly politely attacks) the hegemony of story in interactive documentary. The world isn’t a story, why should …