The non/fictionLab’s members work across a range of disciplines, with a diverse range of outcomes. Here’s a round up of some of their achievements over the past couple of months – we’re pretty proud of them!
Rose Michael’s reflection on higher education What I learnt from my PhD (in Creative Writing) and Brigid Magner’s essay on literary ghosts From Grenfell to Gulgong and back both featured in Overland Journal.
In a short screenplay published in TEXT, Sluglines as Ghostly Presence, Stayci Taylor explores the slugline as punctuation, asking how it might contribute to rhythm and transition in screenplays. Stayci, with Craig Batty, also contributed the chapter Digital Development: Using the Smartphone to Enhance Screenwriting Practice to Mobile story making in an age of smartphones
David Carlin proposes and teases out the concept of ‘collective essaying’ in Essaying as method: Risky accounts and composing collectives. David also had his essay, Lyrebirds in the Impasse, shortlisted for the Woollahra Digital Literary Awards.
Julienne van Loon, with Natalie Kon-yu from Victoria University, published Gendered Authorship and Cultural Authority in Siri Hustvedt’s The Blazing World in Contemporary Women’s Writing. In addition, Julienne’s chapter ‘In Defense of Play: a Manifesto Arrived at Through Dialogues’ is included in Associations: Creative Practice and Research.
Francesca Rendle-Short, Ronnie Scott, Stayci Taylor, Michelle Aung Thin, Melody Ellis explored the implications of writing (and editing) the city in No One Wakes Up Wanting to Be Homeless: A Case Study in Applied Creative Writing, a reflection on #STREATstories published in Social Capital and Enterprise in the Modern State.
Francesca Rendle-Short and Melody Ellis co-authored ‘As a mater of love: a short dialogue on love made material’, published in The Materiality of Love: Essays on Affection and Cultural Practice. Francesca also published ‘Body notes’ in My Body My Words: A Collection of Bodies, and ‘Writing the Self (The Body) as mer-mer’ in Offshoot: Contemporary Life Writing Methodologies and Practice.
Michelle Aung Thin participated in the ABC’s The Hub on Books debate ‘Write What You Know’, along with Mark Brandi, Claire Coleman, Bram Presser, Jane Rawson and Graeme Simsion. The debate was recorded in front of a live audience and will be broadcast at a later date on The Hub on Books – Michelle’s team won!
Seth Keen and the project team of ‘Being Wiradjuri Together’ recently received a Good Design Award! Co-designed by Wiradjuri Nation citizens and researchers from RMIT University, the project centred on a number of community events held on Wiradjuri Country in Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, and in Melbourne for those living and working ‘off Country’. The project has now been recognised for its innovative design processes, being named among the winners in the highly competitive Social Impact category at the 2018 Good Design Awards.
Amazing work everyone!