The NonfictioNOW Conference is a regular gathering of over 500 nonfiction writers, teachers, and students from around the world in an effort to explore the past, present, and future of nonfiction.
RMIT's non/fictionLab co-presents the internationally renowned conference alongside key international partners.
Panels and readings highlight the myriad forms of nonfiction, from the video essay and graphic essays, to the memoir, lyric essay, and literary journalism.
The 2017 NonfictioNOW conference will be held in Reykjavík 2–4 June, hosted by the University of Iceland and co-presented by RMIT's non/fictionLab.
Four outstanding keynote speakers have been announced for the 2017 conference: Gretel Ehrlich will be joining Melbourne's own Maxine Beneba Clarke, Wayne Kostenbaum and Karl Ove Knausgaard, truly reflecting the international nature of this significant literary event.
In 2012 NonfictioNow was held in Australia for the first time in Melbourne at RMIT.
In 2015 NonfictioNOW was hosted by Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff, Arizona, from 28 - 31 October. Keynote speakers included Maggie Nelson, Brian Doyle, Michael Martone and Ander Monson, Roxane Gay and Tim Flannery.