“It was January, 2015, I had just arrived at the Butterfly House for a three-week writing residency in the small town of Dromana in the Mornington Peninsular south of Melbourne.”
So begins a gorgeous essay by the writer Dai Fan – a testament to a profound and catalysing residency experience in a unique location. The essay is published in Peril Magazine, an excellent journal of Asian-Australian Arts and Culture with which non/fictionLab has established an ongoing relationship through the WrICE program. Dai Fan read a draft of this piece at the 2016 WrICE residency in Yangshuo, China, in April.
Read the full essay here.
Image: clockwise from top left: David Carlin, Francesca Rendle-Short, DAI Fan, Ali Barker, Lucinda Strahan, Clare Renner