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Joshua Whitehead

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

By Larissa Lai / 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.

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Peter Forestell

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

By Mikka Jacobsen / 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…

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Joshua Whitehead

Notes on Indiginegativity: An Addendum by Joshua Whitehead

By Larissa Lai / 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”

By Larissa Lai / 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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Still shot from Paper Hearts II

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

By Larissa Lai / 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…

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Nikki Reimer

Nikki Reimer — Hold Your Fucking Communities Accountable

By Tom Sewel / 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…

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Jam Ismail

Taking Stock

By Larissa Lai / 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

By Larissa Lai / 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…

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Rita Wong

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

By Larissa Lai / July 16, 2016 /

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

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Larissa Lai

The United Nations Train Station Museum

By Larissa Lai / 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…

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Paul Yee

Justice Aesthetics: Paul Yee on A Superior Man

By Larissa Lai / April 3, 2016 /

For this piece, Larissa threw three terms at me: justice, aesthetics, and writerly insurgency. I liked the last term best because its synonyms are brave: dissent, insurrection, revolt, uprising. However,…

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Ken Belford

Ken Belford: Slick Reckoning

By Larissa Lai / February 10, 2016 /

Ken Belford was born in DeBolt, Alberta, and grew up in East Vancouver. As a young man, he worked on the log booms of the BC lower mainland, and as…

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fred wah

Fred Wah: River Hunger, Home to E(ar)th

By Larissa Lai / January 21, 2016 /

Dear Larissa,
Thanks for asking me to write something on ethics, aesthetics, justice, form (the words tumble around getting drier and drier) for this blog. As you know, I’ve been out of the academic loop for awhile so such terms feel distant, part of another thinking (clinking) world from elsewhere.

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Sharron Proulx-Turner

Sharron Proulx-Turner: the mad house

By Larissa Lai / November 5, 2015 /

the mad house 1

indigenous natural law: never give up.

–jimmy o’chiese

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Jani Krulc

Paper Hearts: A Round Table on Gender and Power in Contemporary Canadian Writing Community

By Larissa Lai / October 7, 2015 /

Canadian writing community has recently been shaken by troubling narratives of power abuse across gender lines—narratives that actually have been accruing for some time, reverberating over the blogosphere and resonating…

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