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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 …

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 …

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 …

non/fictionLab researcher David Carlin led a week-long workshop in June, in partnership with the Adelaide Festival and the Major Festivals Initiative, investigating the potential translation of his book The Abyssinian Contortionist (UWAP, 2015) into a stage performance work. David worked with director Kate Champion, producer Ali Barker and performers Sosina Wogayehu, Tigist Strode and Lielit …

non/fictionLab’s co-director Adrian Miles managed a two day writing intensive for staff in RMIT’s media program last week. The intensive was held off campus, at the very comfortable Abbotsford Convent and used the same techniques, strategies, and focussing exercises that Adrian uses for the non/fictionLab writing workshops. Top writer achieved just over 7000 words in …

This weeks academic writing workshop concentrated on research tools and techniques. The workshop was divided between finding references, curating material, notetaking, and then writing. It was emphasised that the ‘research’ part was really the last bit, the writing, everything else was preparation for doing this research. (You can find all the references you like, make …

Writing Workshops 2016

Inspired by Julienne’s structured hot dollar workshops I’ve outlined a schedule for the next few months in the writing workshops. These are for creative, critical, playful, even conservative, ways of writing for academic (research) outcomes. What the industry refers to as Higher Education Research Data Collection (HERDC) things. To be clear, in the non/fictionLab we …

2016, first workshop. Introductions and everyone discussed what they would like to have published this year. General discussion, some advice from and to each other. Then once around the room again where everyone said what they would have done and have to bring (if necessary) to the next workshop. Mix of abstracts for conferences, conference …

The fortnightly writing workshops roll on. Current work in progress: Kim: book chapter Deb: abstract for international conference into paper into essay Hannah: book chapter and abstract for conference Paul: abstract for conference, conference paper into essay Rebecca: abstract for conference into paper into essay Adrian: book, conference paper into essay

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.

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 …

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