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Non/fictionLab’s David Carlin has been a Visiting Professor at the University of Lapland this month. David gave a Keynote talk and a workshop at the University of Lapland’s Faculty of Social Sciences Seminar: ‘Situating the Self Ethically, Academically and in Society’ in Ranua, Finland. David’s talk was called ‘Essaying as Method’. It looked at the …

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 …

From RMIT News: A radiophonic meditation on gender identity and storytelling set in Bangkok has won multiple awards. Kyla Brettle and Dr David Carlin won four categories at the 2016 New York festival (NYF) radio awards. Making Up: 11 Scenes from a Bangkok Hotelis a radiophonic essay/feature about sexual and textual identity and the act of …

RMIT non/fictionLab is hosting US writer Nicole Walker for a week-long residency this November. Nicole Walker is a contributing editor at Essay Daily, a nonfiction editor at DIAGRAM, co-editor of Bending Genre: Essays on Creative Nonfiction, and author of Quench Your Thirst with Salt, This Noisy Egg, and Micrograms. as well as the forthcoming Egg (Object …

Sophie Cunningham welcomed as RMIT Adjunct Professor

non/fictionLab is thrilled to welcome Sophie Cunningham as RMIT Adjunct Professor for the next three years. Sophie is a highly respected writer, editor and publisher. She has been active in the publishing industry for thirty years, as a book editor and publisher, and as author of four books (two of fiction, Geography and Bird, and …

The ceramic tiles will come from the demolition of a kitchen in which a woman only ever baked one pie (from a gift her husband gave her called ‘The Slut’s Cookbook’). The tile fragments will be stuck in place by an artist who used to be an ornithologist (before an artery in her neck grew …

image courtesy www.vergessene-fotos.de an empty city beach is not a bad place to lie down. Even the soiled smells of muddy sand and dried seaweed can be comforting when you are dog-tired; exhausted by rejection, filthy with failure, sick of your spouse a seagull will look at you blankly, sand will get in your hair …

WE were fortunate to hear Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley speak on ekphrasis this week (pronounced  with emphasis on the first syllable and a hard ‘a’, not the Australian ekphr-aye-sis). Put simply, ekphrasis is the written representation of a visual representation, or more subtly, a literary engagement with a work of art in a visual medium, …