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OzWallace 2017, the first ever David Foster Wallace conference in Australia, was held at RMIT University from 1-3 September. Sponsored by non/fictionLab and the International David Foster Wallace Society, it featured 25 presentations from a diverse array of speakers from around the world, including David Hering’s keynote address on Wallace, Ronald Reagan and the 1980s. …

Recap: Docuverse presents Reaching Out & Looking In

For our latest Docuverse Snapshots we had Dan Edwards present a talk called Reaching Out & Looking In: Independent Chinese Documentary Today. Dan is a Melbourne based academic, writer and journalist interested in Chinese and Australian film and culture. For this Snapshots talk Dan shared with us his extensive knowledge of Chinese independent documentary. Dan began by …

“Perhaps my best years are gone. When there was a chance of happiness. But I wouldn’t want them back. Not with the fire in me now. No, I wouldn’t want them back.” – Krapp’s final words, in the play Krapp’s Last Tape, by Samuel Beckett. It’s awkward when one can’t work out how to spin …

Kat Clarke and Emily Bitto read from works in progress

Please join us at the Urban Writing House on Tuesday 25 July for an informal reading of works in progress by Emily Bitto, author of The Strays, and Kat Clarke, graduate of RMIT’s BA (Creative Writing). This is the third outcome of Women Writers in the City, a project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts …

Docuverse Snapshots: Karelle Arsenault

Snapshots: I recall an interactive documentary… By Kim Munro Part-way through her presentation on interactive documentary and memory, Karelle began to recount memories of sleepovers as a child. Karelle and her gang of movie-loving friends would line up their mattresses in the basement and have ‘watching marathons’ that lasted well into the morning. They would eat …

Non/fictionLab’s David Carlin has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lapland this month. David gave a Keynote talk and a workshop at the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Social Sciences Seminar: ‘Situating the Self Ethically, Academically and in Society’ in Ranua, Finland. David’s talk was called ‘Essaying as Method’. It looked at the …

“Life can only be understood backwards; but it must be lived forwards.” – Søren Kierkegaard A further gathering of devout diarologists took place in the Urban Writers House last Thursday night to consider avenues for situating and extending discussion of our juvenilia  into a range of possible research frameworks within the field of creative writing and beyond. Contexts …

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”  – Gwendolyn Fairfax, in The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde  The first ‘movement’ of the inaugural Symphony of Awkward was conducted last Thursday evening at the Urban Writers House under the baton of Stayci Taylor, Kim Munro, and …