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Writing Workshops 2016

Inspired by Julienne’s structured hot dollar workshops I’ve outlined a schedule for the next few months in the writing workshops. These are for creative, critical, playful, even conservative, ways of writing for academic (research) outcomes. What the industry refers to as Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) things. To be clear, in the non/fictionLab we …

Five writers from the Asia Pacific will take part in a collaborative residency as part of RMIT’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE). The writers who have been awarded the fellowships are Mary Rokonadravu (Fiji), Lawrence Lacambra Ypil (The Philippines), DAI Fan (China), Eliza Vitri Handayani and Maggie Tiojakin both from Indonesia. They will join Australian writers Alice Pung and Michele …

Urban Writing House

Non/fictionLab are stewards of a new space attached to RMITs Building 80. It is being used to host writers, poets, meetings, artists and makers in residence, joins our McCraith House residency in Dromana.

Ideas Incubator

On Thursday March 24 the non/fictionLab is holding an ideas incubator. The aim is to let all members contribute to defining research themes and directions for the lab for 2016 (and possibly onwards). It is a shift in how we implement the direct of the lab as a shift from core members setting research directions …

Supported by non/fictionLab and Copyright Agency, this prize calls on boundary-pushing nonfiction entries from new, upcoming or known writers. The winner will receive AU$5000 and publication in Issue #31 of The Lifted Brow – which will be available September 2016. Two runners-up will receive AU$500 and an opportunity to discuss publication prospects with the Brow …

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 …

non/fictionLab co-director Adrian Miles is attending UWE’s two yearly i-docs conference at the beginning of March. The conference is run by the i-doc research group in Bristol. He will be presenting recent research that interrogates (criticises, questions, even possibly politely attacks) the hegemony of story in interactive documentary. The world isn’t a story, why should …

Docuverse was a half-day symposium organised by non/fictionLab members Hannah Brasier, Nicholas Hansen, Kim Munro and Franziska Weidle to support their current PhD research interests in expanded documentary practices. The symposium, held at RMIT, consisted of a program of six presentations covering the topics of vertical cinema, the micro-essay, interactive documentary and virtual reality. The symposium culminated …

2016, first workshop. Introductions and everyone discussed what they would like to have published this year. General discussion, some advice from and to each other. Then once around the room again where everyone said what they would have done and have to bring (if necessary) to the next workshop. Mix of abstracts for conferences, conference …

CfP VIEW Journal Vol. 5, Issue 10 / 2016 Non-Fiction Transmedia Over the last decade, the technological tool set for audiovisual storytelling has vastly expanded. On-going developments in fields including data visualisation, social media, interactive video, second screens, haptic devices, artificial intelligence and virtual reality have led to a proliferation of opportunities for media makers …