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NSW Premier's Literary Prize Shortlist!

NSW Premier's Literary Prize Shortlist!

07 April 2014

Marionette: A biography of Miss Marion Davies by Jessica Wilkinson (Vagabond Press) has been shortlisted for the Kenneth Slessor Prize of this year's NSW Premier's Literary Prize. The judges said "an incisive meta-narrative on the act of researching/writing biography, a genre which the author deconstructs with great wit, a deceptive insouciance of tone, crafted playfulness and critical engagement with feminist critiques of patriarchy".

WrICE 2014 - Singapore and Malaysia

WrICE 2014 - Singapore and Malaysia

12 October 2013
RMIT Copyright Agency Asia-Pacific Partnership Program (WrICE)
generously supported by Copyright Agency

 
Award-winning novelist Melissa Lucashenko, Poet and writer Maxine Beneba Clarke, RMIT writing students and graduates Jennifer Down, Amarlie Foster and Harriet McKnight as well as Singaporean poet Alvin Pang, Singapore-based writer Robin Hemley, Malaysian writers Bernice Chauly and Eddin Khoo, Xu Xi (Hong Kong) and Laurel Fantauzzo (Philippines) all recently took part in a collaborative residency  as part of WrICE: The Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program. The residency included a series of public and on campus events.
 
Placing Nonfiction Symposium

Placing Nonfiction Symposium

12 October 2013
The Placing Nonfiction Symposium took place in December 2013 with keynote speakers Ross Gibson and Jeff Sparrow. This inaugural nonfictionLab Symposium sought to place some markers, critical and adventuresome, across the interdisciplinary domain of nonfiction studies. 

Panels sessions included: Guessing games: Interpreting surfaces, subverting perceptions, Experiments with experience: Negotiating memory, observation and imagination, (Dis)placements: Locating perspectives: spectral sites and designs, Patternings: Generating rhythms, rituals and the accidental.

 

design (non)fiction Laurene Vaughan

design (non)fiction Laurene Vaughan

01 October 2013
design (non)fiction
Laurene Vaughan    
This event took place on Monday 14 October. Laurene Vaughan reflected on the intersections between design and nonfiction. From design writing to design fiction there is a growing interest globally into the connections between design and narrative forms where the aim is to reveal or articulate the contexts, practices and outcomes of design. For the past two years Laurene has been an active member of the nonfiction lab engaging an interdisciplinary exploration of nonfiction - wondering - how do we write design? and, what is the relationship between design and writing - the forms and the practice? 
 
Creative Provocations Seminar

Creative Provocations Seminar

13 August 2013
Creative Provocations ::: A seminar series presented by nonfictionLab
Comic artist and illustrator Mandy Ord discussed her work on Monday 16 September at RMIT Design Hub.
 
 
 
An Evening with Mandy Ord

An Evening with Mandy Ord

12 August 2013
nonfictionLab and Copyright Agency 
An Evening with Mandy Ord
This event took place on Monday 16 September. Comic artist and illustrator Mandy Ord took the audience on an innovative exploration of her own visual work, and the genre more broadly. She looked at why she herself, and a growing number of Melbourne creators, are using comics to tell their stories, as well as delving into the 90's comic scene.  
RABBIT #9

RABBIT #9

10 August 2013
Rabbit 9 features: poems by Bella Li, Zenobia Frost, Roberta Lowing, Quinn White, Jill Jones, Helga Jermy, Isaac Forsyth and more; photographs and artist’s statement by Tim Grey; an essay by Ali Alizadeh on the state of political poetry in Australia; an interview with Melbourne poet Jordie Albiston, and reviews of new poetry releases
 
RABBIT #8: The Phantasmatic Issue

RABBIT #8: The Phantasmatic Issue

12 June 2013
Issue #8 features poems by Julie Chevalier, Sally Evans, Philip Hammial, Eddie Hopely, Lachlan McKenzie, Kate Middleton, Patricia Reid and more; an essay by Ouyang Yu; reviews of Kate Fagan, Chris Edwards and Jo Langdon's new poetry books; and interview with Sydney poet and editor Felicity Plunkett, with inside artworks by Luke Beesley. Our contributors also name their favourite dead poet!

Creative Provocations Seminar

12 June 2013

An Afternoon with Matt Soar
This event took place on 3 July as part of the Creative Provocations Series

Matt Soar works across creative nonfiction in interactive video, as well as design. He is a project leader for the Canadian Adventures in Research Creation that focuses on practice and project based methodologies. Matt is responsible for the continuing development of a major interactive video authoring platform, Korsakow. In this seminar Matt will share his recent Korsakow database diary film C'est n'est pas Embres, and a non-narrative, experimental, remediation of found film footage, Lost Leaders. Matt's research into 'articulatation' and 'assemblage' in relation to Korsakow films and poetic online documentary will also be covered.
 
Free Event
RSVP to ali.barker@rmit.edu.au
Creative Provocations Seminar

Creative Provocations Seminar

01 June 2013
A Dialogue with 'a Radical Theatre'
This event took placeon Monday 17 June as part of the Creative Provocations Series
 
Francesca Rendle-Short: Unmask the making: a dialogue with 'a radical theatre' by David Carlin. David Carlin in his essay 'Scenes from a radical theatre' published recently in Overland #209 begins by quoting Alain Badiou: ‘Theatre is politics and love…and the two intersecting’. This seminar - as theatre in 'direct address to the audience' - explored in active, robust dialogue (discussant with text with participants with composed author) the intersecting of language and composition, and love, as a way to creatively unmask the making (trying) of essay. 
 
Digital Acrobatics Symposium!

Digital Acrobatics Symposium!

23 May 2013

Performing the Circus Oz Living Archive Symposium 

A pioneering project that has brought online the complete history of Circus Oz was the focus of a symposium on cultural heritage and digital technologies at RMIT University on 4-5 July. The Circus Oz Living Archive is the result of a groundbreaking research project led by RMIT’s Associate Professor David Carlin. It features performances (publicly available) as well as rehearsals, interviews and television appearances (restricted access) by the acclaimed performing arts company since 1978.
 

 

Christos Tsiolkas with Sian Prior

Christos Tsiolkas with Sian Prior

06 May 2013

This event, co-hosted by RMIT University and the State Library of Victoria, was a culmination of Christos Tsiolkas’s month-long residency at RMIT as part of StoriesNOW, a program supported generously by the Copyright Agency's Cultural Fund, which provides opportunities for established and developing writers and artists to learn and develop their work, and for the public to share in their discoveries.

Listen to Christos Tsiolkas with Sian Prior (MP3)

Placing Nonfiction Symposium

10 January 2013
Placing Nonfiction 
Politics, Poetics, Practices
Tuesday 10 December, 9am -5pm
RMIT University Design Hub
Multipurpose Space

 
From the essay, film-making, poetry, documentary, vernacular media, digital archives, memoir and design, nonfiction is increasingly a site of creative, theoretical and analytical interest. This inaugural nonfictionLab Symposium 2013 seeks to place some markers, critical and adventuresome, across the interdisciplinary domain of nonfiction studies. 
Keynote Speakers: 
Ross Gibson and Jeff Sparrow
 
Video and Audio Recordings of NonfictioNow Conference 2012

Video and Audio Recordings of NonfictioNow Conference 2012

02 December 2012

View and listen to recordings of panel sessions, readings and performances from NonfictioNow 2012

http://www.nonfictionlab.net.au/projects/28/

In November Melbourne welcomed one of the world's most significant gatherings of writers, journalists, filmmakers and other nonfiction practitioners when RMIT University, and the nonfictionLab hosted NonfictioNow 2012 (21-24 November.)

Lovers of nonfiction joined the conversation through public events featuring NonfictioNow's keynote speakers. Helen Garner, Margo Jefferson, Jose Dalisay and David Shields joined host Radio National's Michael Cathcart for The Art of Truth - Writerly Perspectives, while David Shields in Conversation presented an opportunity to hear from the author of Reality Hunger: A Manifesto, named one of the best books of the year by more than 30 publications.