Asia Pacific Writers and Translators conference – Manila 2015

Francesca appeared at the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators conference in Manila 2015. She was on the panel Love in an Age of Dissonance with Merlinda Bobis, DAI Fan, and Butch Dalisay. She was chair of New Voices with David Carlin, Beth Yahp, and Eliza Vitri Handayan. Francesca also facilitated a very successful workshop with David…

Poetic Cartography, Love, and Loss

This work is in two pieces: the essay or “an intervention as paradox” Poetic Cartography, Love, and Loss and artefact A Matter of View: (From a Book of Annotations). Denis Wood writes of this work in Katy?, an introduction of sorts: ‘Rendle-Short’s “Poetic Cartography, Love and Loss” is exemplary. A writer of essays, memoir, and fiction,…

Essaying the fabpod

An improvised experimental collaborative account of the uncertain cultural life and futures of the fabpod, as of August 21, 2014. The associated ibook (i.e. Apple only) is available for download. How might the affordances of the essay as a writing practice be brought to bear within a workshop framework of collaborative improvisation, in response to…

non/fictionLab

Francesca Rendle-Short is co-founder of the non/fictionLab research group in the School of Media and Communication at RMIT University. She was co-director with David Carlin and Adrian Miles from 2011-2017. The non/fictionLab is a research centre for scholars, writers and creative practitioners. We experiment with contemporary realities through story, dialogue, poetics and partnerships. We foster…

Bite Your Tongue reviews

Reviews of Bite Your Tongue: Bronwyn Lacken, King’s College London, Reviews in Australian Studies, Vol 9, No 1, 2015: “… the weather, the heat, the profuse tropical growth, the conservatism, the political corruption, the small mindedness, the strength of religiosity … an engaging, unsettling and at times darkly funny account of her childhood” Jessica Gildersleeve in Queensland Review,…

Academia.edu

Here is the Academia.au link to a listing of Francesca’s papers.

Tyrone Guthrie residency

Francesca went to Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan in Ireland for an artist’s residency in July 2014, where she made new work. Read more.

How the how: the question of form

On the question of structure, form and rules Singer and Walker write: ‘Like the drag queen or the hermit crab, we borrow our shapes and shells to find a space our bodies fit’. By examining two scholarly works – ‘Scenes from a Radical Theatre’ and ‘Ethics, Writing, and Splinters in the Heart’ this paper seeks…

On Drawing (Essaying) Nonfiction

‘On Drawing (Essaying) Nonfiction: As a Set of Seven Instructions’ is published in The Essay Review, University of Iowa, Iowa City. “Drawing is a common language beyond dialect, idiom, parlance, vernacular, or idiolect. It is like music. It touches us in the same way poetry touches us. It expresses the inexpressible, that which is seen…

WrICE: Vietnam 2015

In 2015 Francesca Rendle-Short participated as writer and co-director in WrICE Vietnam, a collaborative residency in Vietnam, Hoi An and Ha Noi, followed by a reciprocal residency in Melbourne Australia. She was joined by a diverse and exciting group of writers: Singaporean writer Suchen Christine Lim Vietnamese poet Bao Chan Nguyen Filipina writer Jhoanna Lynn B….

Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig

Francesca went to Tyrone Guthrie Centre Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan in Ireland for an artist’s residency, July 2014, where she made new work. She squeezed these two weeks in between a conference in London (Great Writing Conference) and one in Singapore (Asia Pacific Writers Conference) where she gave papers, a workshop and did a reading.