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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 …

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 …

Last month, Alien She Zine was in the Urban Writing House for one of the space’s first collective residencies. The team used the residency to curate and develop their fourth issue – discussing the issue with each editor present in person, rather than just online (which is their usual strategy). Using the space, they were …

Stayci Taylor in the Urban Writing House

The wonderful Stayci Taylor was in residence at the Urban Writing House in July, non/fictionLab’s space for all things research, writing, and the city. Stayci  is a screenwriter and playwright, whose creative practice PhD project (female perspectives in comedy screenwriting) is, at the time of writing, under examination. Stayci teaches screenwriting at RMIT, and is …

WrICE Events in Melbourne

WrICE, (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program) a program of residencies, workshops and events, is building an international network of writers and writing to foster intercultural conversations, celebrate diversity, and change the stories we tell and listen to. WrICE Melbourne 2016 kicked off at Footscray Community Arts Centre, with a series of events as part of Melbourne …

Rosalie Ham at McCraith House

The brilliant Rosalie Ham was in residence at McCraith House in June/July this year. Here, she shares an astonishing reflection on her time in Dromana, including pictures of the writer at work. Enjoy: The final rewrite; a familiar story. Much effort was required to reach the tranquility McCraith House promised so that I could work …

In May and June, non/fictionLab hosted two writers at McCraith House in Dromana – Sam Cooney and Briohny Doyle. Sam Cooney is publisher and director at literary publishing organisation The Lifted Brow, and is a writer and editor. He teaches writing at various Melbourne universities, sits on several boards, recently undertook a residency with McSweeney’s Publishing in …

In May, the Urban Writing House was host to the wonderful Hannah Brasier. Hannah’s project-based research is developing models for interactive documentary specific to the affordances of the network. Hannah is specifically interested in how noticing, listing, and multilinear structures of documentary film practice perform the mess of the world. Hannah is a member of the nonfictionLab …

Welcome to the Urban Writing House – non/fictionLab’s new space for all things creative and scholarly. Premised on thinking through making, it houses residencies, workshops, dinners, intimate public readings, and one-on-ones – events that thrive in the wide border space between research, practice, and the city. This amazing space under Building 80 is very much …