New partnership Sparks prize
Hardie Grant Books and RMIT Writing and Publishing are pleased to introduce the inaugural Spark Prize, a new biennial prize for a narrative non-fiction book proposal. The prize opens for submissions on 17 September 2020.
RMIT Creative Writing Students and Alumni Reshape Melbourne’s Spoken Word Community
In spite of setbacks due to the coronavirus pandemic and subsequent lockdown, RMIT Creative Writing alumnus Bennie Solah will present the Melbourne Spoken Word Festival Online from 24 July to 9 August.
Journalism internship courses beat COVID lockdown
Internship experiences for RMIT journalism students have been dramatically extended with more than 20 industry partners providing rich and targeted remote placement opportunities this year.
Graduate Diploma in Journalism students taste early success
RMIT Graduate Diploma in Journalism students have proven they have a nose for news with their first writing assessments published across the Herald Sun and Leader newspapers.
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’.
RMIT Partners with the Vietnam Film Institute
Over three nights in July RMIT University’s Media discipline and Screen and Sound Cultures research group partnered with the Vietnam Film Institute (VFI) to present a collection of diverse and notable cinema from Vietnam.
RMIT Advertising Students Globally Recognised
RMIT’s Advertising undergraduate program has had several exciting wins in the last few months. Third year students have taken out a prestigious D&AD Pencil Award in London, the Melbourne Advertising and Design Club’s Grand Prize, and a shortlisting for the Cannes Future Lions awards. A talented team is heading to Ad Stars New Stars in Korea in August and another student has landed the ‘World’s Greatest Internship’.
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.
ON LOSS: A PUBLIC RE/W/RITE
Over two weekends, non/fictionLab’s Peta Murray delivered a two-part event in partnership with Melbourne Writer’s Festival 2019.
2020 RSN Steve Cairns intern is April Austen
An up-and-coming young sports journalist April Austen has been awarded the annual Steve Cairns Internship at the Racing & Sports Network.
RMIT's student-led publishing house, Bowen Street Press, is collaborating with STREAT to deliver physical and emotional sustenance to disadvantaged and vulnerable Victorians.