NonfictioNOW Conference 2012
RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
NonfictioNow is one of the most significant gatherings of writers, teachers and students of nonfiction from around the world.
NonfictioNow keynote speakers will be Jose Dalisay, Helen Garner, Margo Jefferson and David Shields.
Join us for three days in Melbourne with a remarkable group of leading writers and artists from around the world debating and discussing nonfiction NOW. Registration includes performances, screenings, exhibitions, readings, keynote sessions and more than 40 panels exploring creative practices, contemporary debates and new directions in nonfiction.
Listen to and take part in conversations on the beauty and politics of contemporary essay writing; on ethics in memoir and the lines between fiction and nonfiction; on graphic narratives, radio, film, visual art, online works and nonfiction poetry. The role of the media in democracy; crime, food and travel writing; and stories bound to landscapes and places near and far: from Alaska to the Philippines, to our own city of literature, Melbourne… and much more besides.
Wed 21 to Sat 24 November 2012 at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia
Poet and author David Malouf celebrates 80 years
Deakin Edge, Federation Square, Flinders Street, Melbourne 3000
Mark Isaacs on Australian attitudes toward asylum-seekers
Cinema Nova, 380 Lygon Street, Carlton 5331