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".
generously supported by Copyright Agency
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.
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?
An Afternoon with Matt Soar
This event took place on 3 July as part of the Creative Provocations Series
Performing the Circus Oz Living Archive Symposium
Internationally-renowned Sebastian Chan, from the Smithsonian’s Cooper-Hewitt National Design Museum shared his insights into the reinvention of the museum in the digital age at this free RMIT University event.
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.
View and listen to recordings of panel sessions, readings and performances from NonfictioNow 2012
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.