Director of the Writing Program at Yale-NUS in Singapore and Writer-in-Residence, Robin Hemley, has been appointed Adjunct Professor (Creative Writing) at RMIT.
Hemley has published 10 books of nonfiction and fiction and is the winner of many awards including a Guggenheim Fellowship for his work DO-OVER!, the Nelson Algren Award for Fiction from The Chicago Tribune, the Story Magazine Humor Prize, as well as three Pushcart Prizes in both fiction and nonfiction.
Hemley is the founder and organizer of NonfictioNOW, a biennial conference on the myriad forms of nonfiction that was hosted by RMIT in 2012, and will again be co-presented by RMIT in 2015.
NonfictioNOW explores creative practices, contemporary debates and new directions in non-fiction.
Associate Professor David Carlin, co-director of RMIT’s nonfictionLab, said Robin Hemley was a world-leading figure in the domain of nonfiction writing, an accomplished essayist, memoirist as well as novelist.
“We are thrilled to have him join the RMIT as an Adjunct Professor,” Carlin said.
“Robin’s many years of international experience, not only as a writer but also as a teacher and theorist of creative writing, will contribute to the growing momentum of the nonfictionLab Research Group, and to Creative Writing as a discipline at RMIT.”
Hemley has also collaborated with RMIT on the WrICE (Writers Immersion and Cultural Exchange) program - a significant collaborative residency project that supports intergenerational, cross-institutional and intercultural exchange.
He will be visiting RMIT this month to conduct a number of workshops, master classes and deliver his inaugural public lecture as Adjunct Professor.
What: Public Lecture “Ekphrasis: The lyric essay meets visual art”
When: Monday 20 April, 6.30-7.30pm
Venue: RMIT University Building 16, Level 7, 342–344 Swanston Street, Melbourne
For interviews: David Carlin, (03) 9925 3934 or 0438 068 424.
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