RMIT’s non/fictionLab and STREAT are partnering in a collaborative creative project that connects city dwellers to each other and to the wider community through writing and storytelling. STREAT is a social enterprise dedicated to stopping youth disadvantage and homelessness ‘one meal at a time’.
The RMIT/STREAT Creative Inkubator or #STREATstories aims to foster a meaningful sense of belonging and connection through the making and distribution of place-based urban stories and poetic expression as a way to create prospects for social change for city dwellers and their communities.
Read more here: “#STREATstories: Mapping a creative collaboration” (Text 2017) by Francesca Rendle-Short, Stayci Taylor, Michelle Aung Thin, Ronnie Scott
“Nobody wakes up wanting to be homeless: A case study in applied creative writing” (Routledge 2018) by Francesca Rendle-Short, Stayci Taylor, Michelle Aung Thin, Ronnie Scott, Melody Ellis
In 2015 Christmas wrapping paper full of STREAT stories was created and distributed to shoppers at Melbourne Central.
In 2018 Bowen Street Press, an independent student-led publishing house running as part of RMIT’s Master of Writing and Publishing program, has joined forces with STREAT and NewsBoys to produce a regular STREAT zine.