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This reading marks the first of the Contemporary Poetry node’s new visiting poets series. The evening will also include readings by special guests Gig Ryan, and nonfictionLab Contemporary Poetry node members, Jessica L Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy. While visiting the node, Amanda Stewart will also have delivered a talk to 3rd-year Creative Writing and Sound …

In 2015, the Contemporary Poetry node will be kicking off a series of biannual visits by contemporary poets from around the country and potentially overseas. The idea of the program is to bring writers working at the edge of contemporary poetics, to the RMIT campus to interact with students and staff. A mini-residency, this initiative …

The essay node has been busy with our weekly Writing Writing sessions and monthly essay workshops. Several of our members have submitted paper/panel ideas for the NonFictioNow conference in Arizona in November. Our first Non Fiction Lab meeting last week was a great opportunity to talk about the things we aspire to over the next …

Book Launch – The Abyssinian Contortionist

nonfictionLab’s David Carlin has a new memoir/biography, The Abyssinian Contortionist, being launched in Melbourne at the Circus Oz Speigeltent on Thursday March 12th at 6 for 6.30pm. (details below). “Exactly the kind of creative non-fiction Australia needs: Carlin’s sensitive, engaging and articulate portrait of the sassy somersaulting Sosina Wogayehu is a delicate cross-cultural balancing act which …

Via Alan Hill (photography and new member of the doco node) comes this, Photobook Melbourne: With a deep passion for photography, typography and the printed book, we have curated a festival to engage, challenge and educate a photographic audience. A festival to exchange views on experimentation, curation and collaboration. Research through process and practice. This …