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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 a day on fiction and nonfiction projects, then read from works in progress. They were …

Kat Clarke and Emily Bitto read from works in progress

Please join us at the Urban Writing House on Tuesday 25 July for an informal reading of works in progress by Emily Bitto, author of The Strays, and Kat Clarke, graduate of RMIT’s BA (Creative Writing). This is the third outcome of Women Writers in the City, a project supported by City of Melbourne 2016 Arts …

non/fictionLab HDR student meetup in May

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 May 5, at 4:30pm …

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 …

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 …

@ the UWH – idoc tool design

Last Friday in the UWH the ‘idoc tool design workshop’ was completed by a small but enthusiastic group of collaborators, who stayed the distance by eating the entire pumpkin tea loaf cooked for the occasion – (for those who requested the recipe I found this online).  The workshop followed a couple of steps in the …

Paola Balla on Aboriginal Non-Fiction Spaces

In October, Paola Balla joined non/fictionLab for the second entry in The Lifted Brow Lecture Series – drawing packed crowds to the Urban Writing House, and necessitating a late-stage move to a bigger venue. Paola explored how Aboriginal culture understands memoir, discussing the history of First Nations women speaking into writing, storytelling and non-fiction spaces, …

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 …

Image: Aubrey Keen, 10.10.16 “It is a computer mouse, they love cheese, they know there way home because they have sensitive ears…” The ‘idoc tool design’ project is running a workshop with Docuverse and we need your input to begin scoping out the design of a new open source tool for making interactive online documentaries. …

Spotlight 3 – Urban Writing House

non/fictionLab Spotlight showcases the creative works of Lab members in an informal, Salon-style series of events, with drinks. As creative practitioners in a university setting, we frequently talk around our creative work, or provide scholarly context, but rarely find space to celebrate the pleasures inherent in the creative work itself. Spotlight Provides an opportunity for …

RMIT’s non/fictionLab Presents The Lifted Brow Lecture Series – Season One

We welcome one and all to The Lifted Brow Lecture Series, presented in partnership with non/fictionLab at RMIT. Informal in tone and omnivorous in range, these lectures are fun, forward-looking samplers of the most razor-sharp thinking about nonfiction today. Please join us these two spring Thursdays at the Urban Writing House, non/fictionLab’s new home for …

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