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Robin Hemley leads memoir workshop in the Urban Writing House

The workshop, Faking It: A playful, hands-on writing workshop exploring the lines between memoir and fiction, and between authors, narrators, characters and heteronyms, followed on from Hemley’s Present Tense Lecture on December 5th. The day began with introductions and each …

Applications Open for Melbourne Visiting Poets Program 2018/19

The Melbourne Visiting Poets Program is a residency-based initiative coordinated out of RMIT’s non/fictionLab research group, in partnership with Australian Poetry, Melbourne Spoken Word and Rabbit: A Journal for Nonfiction Poetry. Previous guests of the program include Amanda Stewart, Natalie Harkin, Stuart …

Zoe Dzunko & Annabel Brady-Brown at the Urban Writing House

Zoe Dzunko and Annabel Brady-Brown were in residence at the Urban Writing House for their work with Women Writers in the City, a non/fictionLab project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants. Of the residency Dzunko and Brady-Brown say: “Our week …

Women Writers in the City at Melbourne Writers Festival

Walking, reading, writing – the actions we take in public space hold specific resonances for women. At this year’s Melbourne Writers Festival, Sophie Cunningham, Rebecca Harkins-Cross and Emily Witt explore the relationships between geography and gender. This is the fourth …

Behind the Interface – Docuverse at Visible Evidence

At 9am down a weaving corridor Docuverse held our Behind the Interface: assessing technological implications in expanded documentary practices workshop at the Centro Cultural Borges in Buenos Aires. Franziska Weidle hosted the workshop where she along with Helen Gaynor, Hannah Brasier, Kim …

Mentorships and readings in the Urban Writing House

This year, the Urban Writing House has hosted events from the ‘experiment in mentorship’ Women Writers in the City, a project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts Grants. The writers Sophie Cunningham & Rebecca Harkins Cross worked together for …

“I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train.”  – Gwendolyn Fairfax, in The Importance of Being Earnest, by Oscar Wilde  The first ‘movement’ of the inaugural Symphony of Awkward was conducted last Thursday …

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