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Rebecca Harkins-Cross at McCraith House

    Melbourne-based critic, editor and essayist Rebecca Harkins-Cross was a guest at McCraith House this summer, in the lead-up to her participation in Women Writers in the City, a new project from non/fictionLab supported by the City of Melbourne 2017 Arts Grants. Rebecca says: “During my time at McCraith House I rewrote an extended essay I’d put …

Emily Bitto at McCraith House

Emily Bitto, author of Stella Prize-winning novel The Strays, was a resident in McCraith House over summer in the lead up to her participation in Women Writers in the City – a new project for non/fictionLab in 2017 supported by the City of Melbourne. Emily says: “My residency at McCraith House was the first block …

Can You Imagine Me Being There? by Simona Castricum

Earlier in March, Simona Castricum presented Can You Imagine Me Being There? at the Urban Writing House, kicking off Brow Talks for the year – a partnership between RMIT’s non/fictionLab and literary organisation The Lifted Brow, publishers in residence at Bowen St Press. Simona Castricum is a musician, architecture academic and writer from Melbourne. Simona’s …

Sophie Cunningham at McCraith House

non/fictionLab Adjunct Professor Sophie Cunningham was in residence at McCraith House over summer, in preparation for her Women Writers in the City Fellowship, a new project for non/fictionLab that will be supported by a City of Melbourne Arts Grant in 2017. Sophie says: “I was based at the McCraith House in Dromana from Monday January …

non/fictionLab presents Brow Talks

After a successful launch last year of this public talks series, we welcome back to BROW TALKS for 2017, presented in partnership with The Lifted Brow. Informal in tone and omnivorous in range, these talks are fun, forward-thinking samplers of the best new thinking about nonfiction today. Please join us at the Urban Writing House, …

NonfictioNOW Conference in partnership with RMIT University is inviting applications from Australian writers, who have been accepted as NonfictioNOW 2017 Panelists or Roundtable members, for Travel Fellowships to support attendance in Reykjavik, Iceland, June 1st-4th. A limited number of Fellowships are available. Each Fellowship includes a cash award of $500 AUD, which can be used …

non/fictionLab HDR Student Meet-up

non/fictionLab HDRs will meet to chat about candidature, workshopping and all those other things us researchy students find fun and exciting.This will be a monthly or bi-monthly meet-up. Please do come along and enjoy some nibbles and drinks with your delightful community of practice. The first meet-up will take place on March 9, at 4:30pm …

Docuverse Symposium 2017: A brief summary

On Friday 10th 2017, Hannah Brasier, Nicholas Hansen, Kim Munro and Franziska Weidle hosted their second Docuverse Symposium at RMIT University in collaboration with non/fictionLab. After a successful series of bi-monthly events in 2016 showcasing and discussing interactive, participatory, performative and installation work, this year’s symposium addressed central issues that had emerged from interrogating the …

I’m sorry I don’t have a story

An essay come article that I read from at a Spotlight session in 2016 has been published. This was written in what is an usually subjective voice (for the discipline, and much to the alarm of one of the reviewers) and as a hypertext. The hypertext was translated into a multilinear iBook (that’s an oxymoron) …

We all met up at Pound Bend (Warrandyte State Park) and spent the day enacting (Mol) our various materialist methods to try to do materialist environmental humanities in situ. We did a lot of recording, less documenting of us.

The style guide we need to use for our content is at http://transformationsjournal.org/style_guide.shtml field trip February 22 Writing Up drop in Sessions (come for all or part) February 23 2pm+ 9.4.32 February 28 12:30pm+ 9.4.32 March 10 12pm+ 9.4.3 Roundtable discussion Evaluating/Discussing/Supporting Posthumanism reading group March 2 5pm 9.4.32 (this the regular meeting time but …

ART & HERBARIUM: Creative Ecological Investigations This unique collaboration between artists and science investigates how the arts and sciences can enliven each other in unexpected ways. Through its form, practice and reflection Art & Herbarium shows how modes of scientific knowledge and of creative practice continue to be intertwined in this most challenging of centuries. …

The posthumanism and ecocritical group within non/fictionLab are having a second research day at the [Abbotsford Convent](http://abbotsfordconvent.com.au/). This builds upon the first day and is the second intensive step toward an experimental research publication. On this second day (aim for 9:30 coffees for a 10am kick off) we will: 1.have read the material that was …

Dr Michelle Aung Thin has been awarded both the National Library of Australia Creative Arts Fellowship for Australian Writing and an Australia Council grant for $27,366. The Ausco grant is to support Michelle’s book, provisionally titled 70 Days in Dagon, which will examine Yangon, Myanmar’s major city, on the cusp of democracy, and colonial Rangoon …