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.
Thursday 19 May 2016, 12:30pm – 2pm N602 – Menzies Building 20 Chancellor's Walk Monash University Clayton Campus Abstract Jack Mannheim was always able to dazzle strangers with the story of what had happened to him during the Second World War – how he managed to make his way to England from Nazi Germany as… Read more
Place and Character: Monash Prize judge Mridula Chakraborty on what she loves to see in new literature
Monash Arts recently chatted to Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing judge (and Monash academic) Mridula Chakraborty about what she loves to see in literature, her current reads and what she’s working on at the moment. The Monash Undergraduate Prize for Creative Writing is run in collaboration with the Emerging Writers' Festival. The 2016 prize is… Read more
Seminar by Dr Christiane Schlote on Humanitarian Aid: Representation, Commodification, Glamorisation
Presenter: Dr Christiane Schlote Topic: Humanitarian Aid: Representation, Commodification, Glamorisation Time & Date: Wed April 6, 2016, 3.30 pm – 5 pm Location: Monash University Clayton Campus, 20 Chancellor's Walk, Room E561 The Centre for Writers and Writing would like to invite you to a seminar with Dr Christiane Schlote from the University of Basel,… Read more
Presenter: Daniel Ogden Topic: David Lagercrantz and the Millennium Legacy Time & Date: March 23, 2016, 12.30 pm – 2 pm Location: 20 Chancellor’s Walk, Room E561 The Centre for Writers and Writing would like to invite you to a lunchtime seminar with Daniel Ogden from Uppsala University, Sweden, who will be presenting on Scandinavian… Read more