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Joshua Whitehead

Joshua Whitehead: Why I’m Withdrawing From My Lambda Literary Award Nomination

March 14, 2018

This past week, Joshua Whitehead was shortlisted for a Lambda Literary Award in the Trans Poetry category. In a moving act of radical kinship, he decided to pull out. TIA House is proud to publish his letter to the award organizers.

Peter Forestell

Peter Forestell: The Top Three Reasons Why I Don’t Want to Write About My Experience With Plagiarism

December 3, 2017

The Top Three Reasons Why I Don’t Want to Write About My Experience With Plagiarism By Peter Forestell In April of 2016, I discovered that a fellow PhD student in…

Joshua Whitehead

Notes on Indiginegativity: An Addendum by Joshua Whitehead

May 11, 2017

You dig through your library and find Wacousta sitting in front of you, to its left, The Edible Woman, and to its right, In the Village of Viger; stacked atop…

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Statement from the TWUC Equity Task Force in Response to Niedzviecki editorial “Winning the Appropriation Prize”

May 10, 2017

We, the Equity Task Force of TWUC are writing in response to the editorial in the latest issue of WRITE. We are angry and appalled by the publication of “Winning…

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Paper Hearts Video Now Online!: TIA House’s New YouTube Channel

March 8, 2017

At the request of several panellists as well as our friends beyond The University of Calgary, TIA House recorded the Paper Hearts: Gender and Power in Turtle Island Literary Communities…

Nikki Reimer

Nikki Reimer — Hold Your Fucking Communities Accountable

January 4, 2017

Hold Your Fucking Communities Accountable: Defining and creating safer spaces for women, trans, non-binary individuals, and people of colour in literary writing communities by Nikki Reimer Note on the text…

Jam Ismail

Taking Stock

December 6, 2016

It’s that time of year to look back, and I’ve been asked to name all the things that TIA House has done since it started for more official purposes. I…

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Jill Yonit Goldberg: Decolonize This: On Taking the English Out of English Departments

July 17, 2016

One of the great joys of organizing TIA House events is the opportunity to bring together other writers and thinkers on questions of justice and aesthetics. This piece, by the…

Rita Wong

Two poems by Rita Wong in Honour of Sharron Proulx-Turner

July 16, 2016

Two poems by Rita Wong in honour of Sharron Proulx-Turner

Larissa Lai

The United Nations Train Station Museum

June 1, 2016

Larissa Lai for Sharron Proulx-Turner May 29, 2016 playing with “why crow knows weendigo’s not all he’s cracked up to be” from What The Auntys Say down at the united…