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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 …

Canadian & Australian Book Industries Conversation, 15-16 Feb 2018

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 Michael

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, Sydney Review of Books, Meanjin, Overland. 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 …