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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 …

Docuverse presents Snapshots – CALL FOR PARTICIPANTS. Following up from the success of our Symposium in mid-Feb the next Docuverse event will be a screening of expanded documentary works. We are calling for five participants to show a 5-10 minute snapshot of a work or work-in-progress for feedback and discussion. The date for this event …

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 …

Julienne van Loon is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction. She is a Vice Chancellor’s Senior Research Fellow in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT UNiversity. Julienne van Loon is the author of three novels, most recently the critically acclaimed Harmless (2013). Julienne’s PhD is in the Creative Writing field and was awarded in 2005 by University …

Guggenheim Fellowship winner Robin Hemley is a prolific writer of fiction and nonfiction, who is currently Writer-in-Residence and Director of the Writing Program at Yale-NUS in Singapore, and was previously Director of the Nonfiction Writing Program at University of Iowa. Robin has published 12 books of nonfiction and fiction.

Michelle is a novelist and lecturer in Advertising at RMIT. Her research interests include: postcolonial literary theory, in particular the ‘limit’; writing collaboration in social enterprise; the mobile phone and writers in Myanmar. She is currently working on her second book, researched during an Asialink Residency in 2014 (funded by Arts Victoria) which explores the …

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 …

RMIT’s non/fictionLab and the Blak & Bright Indigenous Literary Festival present   The Bogong Traditionally, when the Bogong moth swarmed in the cool regions of Mount Bogong during summer, local tribes would gather to conduct ceremonies and feast on this protein-rich food source. Our Bogong is a celebration and sharing of crafted spoken word pieces …

non/fictionLab presents Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley Public Lecture The Leftovers, Exploring Nationhood and Identity in the World’s Exclaves In 1882, French philosopher Ernest Renan, asked “What is a nation?” In 1982, Benedict Anderson answered that a nation is “an imagined community.”  For the past three years, Robin Hemley has been visiting the most imagined of …

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 …

RMIT has worked with social enterprise STREAT to tell the stories of young homeless people, in a project enabling Christmas shoppers at Melbourne Central to truly support the spirit of giving. The GPT Group’s Melbourne Central Shopping Centre is once again offering Christmas gift-wrapping for gold coin donations to benefit homeless youth and this year …

  NonfictioNOW 2015, Arizona Writers, journalists, film-makers and other nonfiction practitioners from around the world met for three days of vibrant conversation and debate at the 2015 NonfictioNOW conference. NonfictioNOW is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and …