Doyali Islam Reads at TIA House, September 13th, 12pm-1pm

Join us at TIA House on September 13th for a reading by poet Doyali Islam!

Doyali Islam’s second poetry book is heft (McClelland & Stewart, 2019), which the poet considers to be a “ledger of tenderness, survival, and risk.” Poems from this collection have been published in Kenyon Review Online, The Fiddlehead, fillingStation, and Best Canadian Poetry, and have won several national contests and prizes. In 2019, Doyali was interviewed by Shelagh Rogers for CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter and by Anne Michaels for CV2, and was in conversation with Forrest Gander for Adroit Journal. In 2017, Doyali was interviewed by Michael Enright for The Sunday Edition and was a National Magazine Award finalist. The poetry editor of Arc, she lives in Toronto. www.doyali-islam.com

A light lunch will be served.

 

Wisdom Council, September 27-29, 2019

This TIA House symposium recognizes the imperfect knowledge transmission methods of the colonial system, and particularly the ways it has tended to fragment non-Western knowledges and privilege the textual over the oral. Using a combination of traditional and contemporary practices, this symposium seeks to at least scratch the surface of this problem. A small council of senior practitioners will be invited to sit in council in a range of ways over the course of three days: first with each other, then a public symposium, and then through a set of oral history interviews. These interviews will be recorded for podcast in order to extend the reach of the work and also preserve it for future generations. Topics to be addressed may include: what our communities need now; memory and forgetting; care of elders in racialized communities; stories of the past, present and future; stories in cyclical time; community formations we’ve experienced; community formations we remember; how we understand the work that needs to be done; practices and strategies.

Participants confirmed (as of June 28, 2019)

Lillian Allen, Smaro Kamboureli, Aruna Srivastava, Fred Wah, Lenore Keeshig, Chrystos, Chris Creighton-Kelly, France Trépanier, Richard Fung, and David Garneau

Format

September 27, 2019: Evening Literary Reading

September 28. 2019: Public Panels

September 29, 2019: Studio Interviews

The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing (TIA House)
SS1059, 618 Campus Place, University of Calgary, Calgary, Alberta

Organizers: Mikka Jacobsen, Rebecca Geleyn and Larissa Lai

Free and open to the public!

Watch this site for updates.

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