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 Sophie Cunningham & Rebecca Harkins-Cross at RMIT



Hear an informal reading of works in progress by celebrated authors Sophie Cunningham and Rebecca Harkins-Cross.

This reading is part of Women Writers in the City, a project from RMIT's non/fictionLab supported by the City of Melbourne Arts Grants Program. Non/fictionLab invited Sophie Cunningham and Rebecca Harkins-Cross to create new work, collaborate on an experiment in mentorship, and explore what it means to be a female-identifying writer in the city of Melbourne.

This reading in RMIT's Urban Writing House is a rare opportunity to hear them read from works in progress in an intimate space. There'll be time for questions and there'll be snacks and wine.

Sophie Cunningham has been on the publishing scene in Australia for thirty years and is the author of four books. She is currently writing her third novel, 'This Devastating Fever’ which is a fictional reimagining of real historical figures, and she’ll be reading from that work. She is an Adjunct Professor of RMIT University (non/fiction Lab) in the School of Media and Communication in the College of Design and Social Context.

Rebecca Harkins-Cross is an award-winning writer and critic, whose work has been published widely in Australia and internationally. She will be reading from an essay in progress, 'First Blood', which is about bushrangers, public danger and cinematic decay.


Urban Writing House at RMIT
435 Swanston Street
enter via Stewart Street
Melbourne VIC 3000
Building 80, level 1, room 8. Opposite basketball courts.

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Dates and times


Tue: 5pm – 6.30pm


This is a free event


How to get there

Public Transport Victoria


All ages



Wheelchair accessible

Accessible toilet

Step-free access


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