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The 2018 Lifted Brow & non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction

Supported by Copyright Agency, The Lifted Brow & RMIT non/fictionLab Prize for Experimental Non-fiction is an annual writing prize that aims to unearth new, audacious, authentic and/or inauthentic voices from both Australia and the world. The winner will receive AU$5000 and publication in Issue #39 of The Lifted Brow, which will be available September 2018. …

Melbourne Visiting Poets Program co-presents David Stavanger

David Stavanger brought collegiality, wit and generosity to his Melbourne Visiting Poets Program residency in May. Based in the hinterland of northern NSW, David was selected from a national call-out for a regional resident in Summer 2017. He applied his experience as former co-director of the Queensland Poetry Festival to the curation of a collaborative live …

WrICE Partners with Leading Asian Literary Centre

non/fictionLab’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE), now in its fifth year, will partner with the Jakarta Post Writing Center in 2018. WrICE contributes to an Asia Pacific community of writers in a collaborative way, while the writers centre is attached to The Jakarta Post, Indonesia’s multi-award winning, leading English-language daily newspaper. In April and …

Relocating ourselves in our practice

Docuverse Snapshots, 11 November 2017 On 11 November 2017 we celebrated two years of Snapshots events with an end of year planning session and screenings of work-in-progress projects by filmmakers Catherine Gough-Brady and Paola Bilbrough. The gathering was designed to reflect on the year’s program and consider ways of invigorating the bi-monthly events, which are …

Writing Writing at Mr Tulk

non/fictionLab members tucking in at Writing Writing’s Monday morning session at Mr Tulk. Writing Writing runs Monday and Wednesday mornings from 9.30a.m. We do up to 3×25 minute silent Pomodoro sessions followed by a five-minute break and chat. What a great way to start the week!

Unfinished Business: Essaying the Literary Visual at ACCA

    On February 20 Lucinda Strahan led the workshop ‘Writing Literary Visual’ at ACCA as part of current exhibition Unfinished Business: Perspectives on Art and Feminism. This exploratory discussion and writing workshop was programmed as part of the exhibition’s Round Table series. The workshop considered how modes of writing with, writing through and writing …

David Carlin meets the Papa Mfumu’eto comic archive from Kinshasa, Congo

This February, David Carlin encountered the remarkable sequential art archive of the Congolese artist, Papa Mfumu’eto as an invited keynote artist and lab workshop leader at the Text Meets Image & Image Meets Text: Sequences and Assemblages, Out of Africa and Congo conference in Gainesville, Florida. The conference, organised by Nancy Hunt and Alioune Sow of the …

Vale Adrian Miles

[Now Adrian, how do I centre the image? What tags should I use? Do I insert links? Do I need to know HTML? How is this actually going to look when I press Publish? Can I go back in and change it? This is you at our Posthumanism Fieldwork trip to Pound Bend a year …

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 …