Billy-Ray Belcourt: March 6, 2018

Billy-Ray Belcourt reads at TIA House!

March 6, 2018

12pm – 1pm                                                                    

Billy-Ray Belcourt is from the Driftpile Cree Nation. He is a Ph.D. student in the Department of English and Film Studies at the University of Alberta. He is a 2016 Rhodes Scholar and holds a M. St. in Women’s Studies from the University of Oxford. In 2016, he was named one of six Indigenous writers to watch by CBC Books. He was the winner of the 2016 P.K. Page Founder’s Award for Poetry. Named by CBC Books (via Tracey Lindberg) as one of six Indigenous writers to watch, his work has been published in Assaracus: A Journal of Gay PoetryDecolonizationRed Rising Magazinemâmawi-âcimowakSAD MagYellow Medicine ReviewThe Malahat ReviewPRISM International, and The Next Quarterly. His debut collection of poems, THIS WOUND IS A WORLD was published by Frontenac House in 2017. 

A light lunch will be served.

The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing
Social Sciences Tower 1059, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta

With support of the Office of Academic Indigenization at MRU, the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, the Canada Research Chairs Program, the Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary, and the Department of English at the University of Calgary

Russell Smith: Writing Dialogue in Fiction

Russell Smith: Writing Dialogue in Fiction

March 2, 2018

1-3pm, TIA House

Workshop: Writing dialogue in fiction. Russell Smith talks about how to make dialogue a driving force in the creation of character and action. Using examples from his favourite writers, he will delineate what makes dialogue both lifelike and compelling, sharing both useful technical tricks and common errors to avoid.

Russell Smith was born in Johannesburg, South Africa, and grew up in Halifax, Canada. He studied French literature at Queen’s. He is the author of nine books, eight of them fiction. His most recent book, Confidence, was longlisted for the Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Rogers Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize. He writes a weekly column on the arts for the Globe and Mail and teaches fiction in the MFA in Creative Writing program at the University of Guelph.

The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing
Social Sciences Tower 1059, University of Calgary
2500 University Drive NW
Calgary, Alberta

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