The McCraith 'Butterfly' House gives wing to exceptional creative works
A historic house on Port Phillip Bay offers a peaceful retreat for writers and artists alike, including RMIT’s first graduate residency prize winners, who will take up residencies as programs resume.
Collaborative news room project publishes dynamic daily paper
During the 2016 Emerging Writers’ Festival in Melbourne, a cross-disciplinary team of RMIT writers, editors and designers collaborated to produce nine issues of a dynamic daily newspaper.
Poetic Portraits of Australian Elders
A new project to capture the lives and memories of Australian elders and seniors through poetry is set to restore some balance to an increasingly youth-focused arts sector.
WrICE writer Melissa Lucashenko wins the 2019 Miles Franklin award for her novel Too Much Lip
Melissa is an award-winning Australian novelist, short story writer and essayist of Bundjalung and European heritage. She is an alumnus of RMIT Writing and Publishing’s Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE), having travelled to Singapore and Malaysia with WrICE in 2014.
Adjunct Professor Sophie Cunningham Recognised in Queens Birthday Honours
The 2019 Queen's Birthday honours list has recognised Adjunct Professor Sophie Cunningham. Sophie received a Member in the General Division (AM) for ‘significant service to literature as an author, editor and role model’.
Speaking from the heart: Yankunytjatjara poet Ali Cobby Eckermann
On the eve of her appearance at the Melbourne Writer’s Festival, world-renowned poet and multi-award-winning indigenous writer Ali Cobby Eckermann features in a new podcast from The Garret.
Heritage award for modernist ‘Butterfly House’
RMIT has been awarded a Victorian Heritage Award for its restoration of the “Butterfly House”, a renowned modernist home on the Mornington Peninsula, south-east of Melbourne.
Bestselling writers enriched by architectural treasure
Award-winning local and international writers find artistic inspiration during McCraith House Writer’s Residencies.
Poets to take part in collaborative poetry writing exchange
An increased cultural understanding of Australia and Korea is anticipated through the medium of poetry, an art form that sweeps away cultural and linguistic barriers.
Melbourne living tips shared by students
A guidebook written by local RMIT students is helping new international students in their transition to campus life.
Inspiring the next generation of Indigenous poets
Gomeroi poet, life writer and essayist Alison Whittaker visits RMIT to help the next generation of Indigenous poets.
Indonesia residency builds writing connections
Three students have been selected as emerging writer fellows to take part in a collaborative residency in Indonesia.
WrICE Program Partners with Leading Asian Literary Centre
RMIT's Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange Program (WrICE), now in its fifth year, will partner with the Jakarta Post Writing Centre in 2018.
RMIT and Melbourne Writers Festival join literary forces
RMIT has partnered with the 2019 Melbourne Writers Festival to host a series of events that will bring the City of Literature to life.
DISRUPT: Mapping the future of Melbourne through stories
A collective storytelling project held as part of Melbourne Knowledge Week (20-26 May) is inviting participants to take over a 20-metre wall to disrupt the streets with their dreams of the city.