Centre for Writers and Writing

  • Centre for Writers and Writing is a centre focussed on the research and practice of writing, both creative and critical. Our centre provides a research space for the nexus between creative and critical writing, and an interface between critics and practitioners. It also provides a hub for potential writers-in-residence, for visiting Australian and international writers and for critical practices including literary journalism and book reviewing. Our Centre engages with the Melbourne Writers Festival, Emerging Writers’ Festival, and the Wheeler Centre for Books, Ideas and Writing, and it hosts Monash’s creative writing journal Verge.

    Among our current members are some of Australia’s leading scholars and practitioners of literary scholarship and creative writing, and our past guest speakers and collaborators have included some of the world’s and Australia’s most important and most exciting literary thinkers and authors, including Homi Bhabha, Wole Soyinka, Alexis Wright, Robert Young, Bill Ashcroft, Adam Shoemaker, Maureen Freely, David Morely, Serenella Iovino, Trevor Harris, Elleke Boehmer, Frank Sculze-Engler, Sissy Helff, Tapati Gupta, Jewell Parker Rose, Stephen Muecke, Kim Scott, Robert Drewe, Janette Turner Hospital, Gig Ryan, Tony Birch, Jeff Sparrow, Meg Mundell, Jessica L. Wilkinson, Peter Goldworthy, John Mateer and Tariro Mavondo. We focus on work by established as well as emerging Australian and international authors, including fiction writers, poets and writers of creative non-fiction.


Latest News

  • The Fifth Biennial International Conference of the Contemporary Women’s Writing Association  CONTEMPORARY WOMEN’S WRITING AND ENVIRONMENTS Hosted by RMIT, Monash and Deakin Universities, Melbourne, Australia 3-5 July 2014 Sponsored by the Research in Literary Studies research unit, Centre for the Book, and the Centre for Writers and Writing at Monash University, and the NonFiction Lab at RMIT. Read more
  • This cross-institutional, multi-disciplinary symposium brings together leading scholars and practitioners interested in the poetry of the real world. The symposium proposes viewing and celebrating the poem as a medium of formal aesthetic production with a discernible content. Read more
  • Presented by Monash University Centre for Postcolonial Writing 21 September 2012 10am-3pm MUMA – Monash University Museum of Art Building F, Monash University Caulfield Campus 900 Dandenong Road, Caulfield East VIC 3145 © Louis Armand Is literature an elitist cultural activity or can it be an exciting space in which new voices emerge and contest dominant values? What does it mean to be a Read more
  • Cultural Space, Theatricality and the Performance of Asia in Australasia 15 -16 November 2012 Performing Arts Centre, Monash University Clayton Campus Call for Papers This conference, the inaugural event of the Asian Performance Research Cluster,and the first annual themed conference sponsored by the Monash Asia Institute, seeks to define theatre, performance, and cultural spaces in Australasia. We would like participants in Read more
  • 12 March Visions of England and Englishness in E.M. Forster’s Non-Fiction Professor Trevor Harris Forster’s novels have attracted much critical attention, and acclaim: not least A Passage to India (1924). But Forster, from the end of the 1920s, also devoted much energy to his non-fiction. This work is of considerable interest in terms of intellectual history. By approaching Forster from Read more
  • Physical address Room E581 Building 11 (Menzies Building) Clayton Campus Postal address School of Languages, Literatures, Cultures and Linguistics Faculty of Arts Monash University Victoria 3800 Australia Email Arts-LLCL-Enquiries@monash.edu Phone +61 3 9905 2228 Fax +61 3 9905 2135 Read more
  • Staff and students of Monash, as well as visiting artists, delight audiences through the Lunchtime Concert Series, Sound Series and other concert and events. Join our Mailing List now and get the latest information and reminders on Upcoming Events including: Lunchtime Concert Series, Sound Series, Special Concerts/Events and Workshops. (Contact: Sue Jedynak) Concerts Lunchtime concerts The School of Music — Read more
  • A collection of poems inspired by observations on different cultures and political philosophies by a Monash University academic has been shortlisted for the 2012 Prime Minister’s Literary Awards. The collection, Ashes in the Air, by Dr Ali Alizadeh from the School of English, Communications and Performance Studies, deals with matters such as injustice and political violence, history Read more