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Writing Workshop 5

We wrote. Then we read abstracts and gave what seemed like a lot of feedback. Two steps forward, one step back. Or the other way round? Next steps, progress them more. The next workshop (Wednesday 29 July, 11am) will be dedicated to finalising abstracts for the upcoming Dialogues and Atmosphere’s symposium.

I think this was number 4 in the creative writing for academic publishing workshops. We read and critiqued Kim’s abstract submission to a book, and then worked out that for the next workshop: Kim will have another version of the abstract for the next workshop Kim will have an abstract for the Dialogues and Atmosphere’s …

The doing (creative) scholarly writing workshop today lined up what key outcome participants in the workshops will create for this year. We then developed project time lines to make clear what the steps are that need to be done to make this happen, and when they will need to be done by. This is not …

Writing for Publication Monthly Workshops nonfictionLab presents monthly drop-in workshops with the aim of offering feedback on writing for publication. The workshops have a specific focus on assisting HDR students in developing the skills to write abstracts that will be accepted for conferences, assisting with writing effective conference papers, as well as adapting conference papers …

Murri poet and activist Lionel Fogarty to undertake Poetry Residency at RMIT

nonfictionLab’s Contemporary Poetry Node presents a biannual series of visiting poets and practitioners of experimental poetics. In May Sydney-based vocal artist/performer and poet Amanda Stewart gave a public reading of her poetry, accompanied by special guests Gig Ryan, and Poetry node members, Jessica L Wilkinson and Bonny Cassidy, as well as addressing Creative Writing and …

Melbourne visit from RMIT Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley

Guggenheim Fellowship winner Robin Hemley, a world-leading figure in the domain of nonfiction writing and an accomplished essayist, memoirist and novelist has joined the faculty of RMIT as an Adjunct Professor as part of  nonfictionLab Research Group.  Robin recently visited RMIT and gave a successful lecture on Ekphrasis, discussing the various ways in which 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 …

Wednesday, February 18, 10am – 4pm RMIT University, City Campus Building 9, Level 2, Room 5 (map) This is a free workshop, to book your place please email rsvpnonfictionlab@rmit.edu.au Korsakow is a computer program that allows non programmers to make multilinear video works. This all day workshop, lead by Korsakow expert Adrian Miles, is a …

All day. 11 x 25 minute edit sessions. 45 minute lunch break. Gruelling, grinding, and quite impressive how much everyone got through. Next step, reading each other’s work. The rules of bootcamp? If after two minutes you still don’t know, move on. Edit on paper Don’t use black pen Pay attention to sentences, and after …

The documentary node are holding their first ‘edit bootcamp’ shortly. The edit bootcamp is the culmination of three months of regular workshops that have been designed to get early career researchers and research candidates writing. For the bootcamp everyone has drafted a minimum of 5000 words and there will be, at least, one complete edit …

We met, discussed writing progress to date (very good, and no problems yet). There was a bit of discussion about writing software (Scrivener versus Word), reading practices, bibliography managers, and when people write. We then did a brief exercise to help think about what our essays are about. This involved a Venn diagram and the …