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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 …

Adrian Miles convened a panel at Visible Evidence XXII (2015, Toronto) around interactive documentary aesthetics. The format required each member to provide ten slides that would be on screen for thirty seconds in advance, so we each spoke for five minutes then opened it to discussion from the audience and amongst each other. (It was …

DOCUVERSE presents at ASPERA

This week Docuverse presented at the ASPERA annual conference at the University of Canberra. Nicholas Hansen, Kim Munro, and I attended the conference to talk about what Docuverse is, where the group emerged from, the symposium, where the group currently is in terms of our Snapshot events, and the future challenges we face. Kim, started …

Three PhD Students off to Montana

No, it isn’t the opening to some academic joke. The writing workshop that non/fictionLab runs has just scored three for three at this year’s Visible Evidence conference. Visible Evidence is the major international documentary conference (this year it is in Bozeman, Montana), and three PhD students (Hannah Brasier, Kim Munro, and visiting PhD Franziska Weidle) …

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 …

NonfictioNOW 2015 Conference, Flagstaff Arizona

RMIT and nonfictionLab will co-present NonfictioNOW 2015 to be held at Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, from 28 – 31 October. Confirmed keynote speakers include Tim Flannery, Roxane Gay, Maggie Nelson, Brian Doyle, Michael Martone and Ander Monson. Last presented at RMIT in 2012, NonfictioNOW is a regular gathering of over 400 nonfiction writers, …

WrICE Vietnam 2015

The RMIT Copyright Agency Asia-Pacific Partnership Program (WrICE) generates reciprocal cultural exchange and cultural immersion, building and nurturing connections between Australian and Asian writers and writing. The most recent WrICE collaborative residency took place in Vietnam in February 2015 and will be followed by activity later in the year in Melbourne and Brisbane, in association …

Three documentary members of the nonfictionLab have had their papers accepted for this year’s Visible Evidence conference in Toronto. Adrian Miles, Seth Keen, and Paul Ritchard are currently worrying whether they really want to share an airBNB booking for the best part of a week, while beginning the work of translating their proposals into presentations, …

Documentary PhD candidate in the nonfictionlab, Hannah Brasier, has had a paper accepted for the World Cinema and the Essay Film conference hosted by the Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures at the University of Reading. Hannah is presented a paper entitled “A Networked Voice….Speculative Transformations of Essayistic Subjectivity in Online Environments”.

This is the abstract for a panel being proposed for Visible Evidence in Toronto this year. Panellists are nonfictionLab member Adrian Miles, Bettina Frankham (UTS), Ersan Ocak (Turkey), Fabiola Hanna (US), Karelle Arsenault (Canada): There has been much recent innovative scholarship that has begun the work of defining, and critiquing, what is variously known as …

This is straight cut and paste from the Australian Screen Production and Education Research Association call for papers for this year’s conference. 2015 ASPERA Conference 15-17th July What’s This Space? Screen Practice, audiences & education for the future decade. The ASPERA conference is an annual opportunity for academics, filmmakers and postgraduate students to present and …

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