Students from the School of Media and Communication have joined forces to publish a new book in nine days as part of the Emerging Writers’ Festival.
Over the course of the festival, RMIT student writers, editors and designers will be focusing their creative skills on developing and publishing an entirely new book.
Each day, a different portion of the multi-disciplinary group will settle into their makeshift office at Slice Girls Pizza to develop the content and design of the 200-page book.
The initiative draws in students from undergraduate bachelor degrees and VE programs, to research areas in the School of Media and Communication.
Associate Professor Francesca Rendle-Short, project curator and RMIT liaison, said she feels excited about the project’s potential.
“This is the first time the 9 Slices event will run, so it really is a big fat experiment,” she said.
“It’s an exciting incubator project; the diversity of the creative backgrounds allows for a vertical, as well as horizontal, span of knowledge and experience.
“It’s a fantastic initiative as it’s very much like having professional experience in the industry, only in a condensed time frame.”
Jo Burnell, a student in the Associate Degree in Professional Writing and Editing, said the project gives students the opportunity to work professionally in a realistic, yet exhilarating, environment.
“It’s exciting to be part of 9 Slices as it gives us the chance to practise skills we have developed through our respective programs,” she said.
“The project will see our combined efforts lead to a tangible product and allow us to develop life- long relationships with future fellow professionals.”
The 9 Slices team will be hard at work every day from 11am-7pm until Thursday 4 June at Slice Girls Pizza on 369 Little Lonsdale St.