Are memoir and autobiography always the same, or does memoir belong to neither nonfiction nor fiction? What is the autobiographical pact and what is the authenticity effect?
In the final present tense for the year, we'll stride confidently through this minefield of reader expectation and authorial deceit, blowing ourselves up repeatedly.
RMIT Adjunct Professor Robin Hemley has published eleven books of fiction and nonfiction, winning many awards for his work including three Pushcart Prizes in fiction and nonfiction and a Guggenheim Fellowship. For nine years, he directed The Nonfiction Writing Program at The University of Iowa. He is currently Director of the Writing Program at Yale-NUS in Singapore, where he is also Writer-in-Residence, and a Professor Emeritus at The University of Iowa. Robin is Founder of the international NonfictioNOW Conference.
This event is free but registration is essential.
Trams running along Swanston Street include routes 1, 3, 5, 6, 8, 16, 64, 67 and 72, from which you can connect to the train at Melbourne Central or Flinders Street.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria website for more information and connecting services in your area.
No on-campus parking is available for visitors, but you’ll find many commercial car parks a short walk away. Metered street parking is also available nearby, but note the time limits and clearway restrictions.