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 from around the world. Founded at the University of Iowa, the 2012 Melbourne conference was followed up at Northern Arizona University in 2015.
RMIT’s David Carlin, Deputy Dean, Communication and Vice-President of the NonfictioNOW board said “NonfictioNOW is the leading conference in the world in its field. One of NonfictioNOW’s strengths has been to successfully open the event to different accents and inflections. RMIT is delighted once again to be co-presenting this regular international gathering of more than 500 innovative and creative nonfiction writers, and once again in a UNESCO designated City of Literature.”
NonfictioNOW is unique in being neither a conventional academic conference nor a writers’ festival, but rather, a conversation among peers, from well-established writers and artists to those just starting out.
Robin Hemley, President of the NonfictioNOW Board said: “NonfictioNOW has for many years sparked important conversations among current writers, teachers, and readers, and has inspired important book projects and at least one film. Such conversations should be international in scope, and not limited to the borders of any one literary community. We are thrilled to be extending this conversation to Reykjavik in 2017 and beyond.”
NonfictioNOW gathers leading writers from around the world to share notes with emerging peers and audiences on the intricate challenges and intriguing delights of writing and reading nonfiction.