RMIT is co-sponsoring one of the world’s premier nonfiction writing events - the NonfictioNOW Conference to be held in Arizona.
The Fifth International NonfictioNOW Conference will be hosted by Northern Arizona University (NAU) in 2015, with more than 400 international participants expected.
RMIT’s non/fictionLab and The Writers’ Centre at Yale-NUS College, Singapore, are co-sponsoring NonfictioNOW 2015 with NAU, ensuring the conference is truly international in scope.
Associate Professor David Carlin, from the Media and Communication and co-director of the RMIT’s nonfictionLab is co-chairing the event.
"Having brought NonfictioNOW to Australia in 2012, where the conference was a huge success, I am thrilled to have been invited to help shape the next conference," Professor Carlin said.
"I’m sure that we’ll be able to attract a rich pool of writers from Australia and the Asia-Pacific to join us in Flagstaff in 2015."
The other conference co-chairs are Robin Hemley, Conference founder and Professor of Humanities and Director of the Writing Program at Yale-NUS College in Singapore, and Nicole Walker, Associate Professor of English, and Director of the MFA Program at NAU.
Professor Hemley described the conference as a three-day conversation on the myriad forms of nonfiction, where the genre is going and where it has been.
"Not an academic conference or a book fair, NonfictioNOW is unique in its approach as a gathering of ideas, writers and readers," he said.
Nicole Walker said Northern Arizona University was thrilled to host next year’s event.
"The confluence of innovative nonfiction writing with NAU’s growing research profile and with Flagstaff’s beautiful landscape will be inspiring," she said.
Further co-sponsors will be announced at a later date, as will the keynote speakers. A call for panellists will go out in 2014.
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