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Via Julienne van Loon: Check out Copyright Agency Limited’s new funding arrangements for emerging and mid-to-late career writers. There are now two funds. ‘Ignite’ Career Fund offers early-career creators up to $5000 and the ‘Create’ Career Fund offers $10-20,000 for mid-to-late career creators. Each has two application rounds per year. The next round closing dates …

This weeks academic writing workshop concentrated on research tools and techniques. The workshop was divided between finding references, curating material, notetaking, and then writing. It was emphasised that the ‘research’ part was really the last bit, the writing, everything else was preparation for doing this research. (You can find all the references you like, make …

Overview – Docuverse presents Snapshots #1

The first Docuverse Snapshots event took place on Thursday the 21st of April in the non/fictionLab’s Urban Writing House. The evening was a screening of work-in-progress expanded documentary projects by Nicholas Hansen, Karli Lukas, and Kim Munro. There were 20 people or so in attendance which allowed for discussion and questions after each presenter. Nicholas introduced, …

Our first Docuverse presents SNAPSHOTS bi-monthly meeting is fast approaching. 6-7.30pm on Thursday 21st April at RMIT city. See poster attached, spread the word. RSVP to docuverse.symposium@gmail.com by 19 April. General audience welcome! To keep up-to-date with Docuverse events join our Facebook group at facebook.com/groups/docuverse

Lab members, Jessica Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy, are visiting the University of California Berkeley from April 13-17. Jessica and Bonny will be presenting critical papers and poetry readings at a symposium, Active Aesthetics: Innovation and Aesthetics in Contemporary Australian Poetry and Poetics. The symposium is jointly convened by UCAL, UWS and Deakin, and features an …

Three PhD Students off to Montana

No, it isn’t the opening to some academic joke. The writing workshop that non/fictionLab runs has just scored three for three at this year’s Visible Evidence conference. Visible Evidence is the major international documentary conference (this year it is in Bozeman, Montana), and three PhD students (Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro, and visiting PhD Franziska Weidle) …

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 …