Unpacking the Creative Writing Degree

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The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing and The Creative Writing Research Group Present: Unpacking the Creative Writing Degree 11am Tuesday, April 11, 2017 TIA House SS1059 Department of English University of Calgary Presenters: Jane Chamberlin Peter Forestell Rod Moody-Corbett Jess Nicol Moderator: Larissa Lai The inclusion of creative writing as an academic discipline has allowed for a secondary area … [Read more…]

The Littoral Contact Zone: Indigenous/Asian Relations from the Salish Sea to Treaty 7 Territories

SYMPOSIUM/A GATHERING The Littoral Contact Zone: Indigenous/Asian Relations from the Salish Sea to Treaty 7 Territories March 9-10, 2017 The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing, SS1059, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta CANADA T2N 1N4 Opening Welcome: Anita Eagle Bear Keynote: Lee Maracle Speakers: Roy Miki, Marcia Crosby, Sarah Ling, Szu Shen, Iyko Day, Rita Wong, … [Read more…]

Book Launch and 40 Year Retrospective and Reading with Poet Erín Moure

You are cordially invited to: Book Launch and 40 Year Retrospective and Reading with Poet Erín Moure Planetary Noise: Selected Poetry of Erín Moure (Wesleyan University Press) TUESDAY FEB 28TH 4:00-5:30 PM TIA HOUSE (Social Sciences, 1059) This event is FREE and Open to the Public. Light refreshments will be served and books will be available for purchase. Organized by … [Read more…]

The Littoral Contact Zone: Indigenous/Asian Relations from the Salish Seas to Treaty 7 Territories

SYMPOSIUM/A GATHERING The Littoral Contact Zone: Indigenous/Asian Relations from the Salish Sea to Treaty 7 Territories March 9-10, 2017 The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing, SS1059, University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW, Calgary, Alberta CANADA T2N 1N4 Opening Welcome: Anita Eagle Bear Keynote: Lee Maracle Speakers: Roy Miki, Marcia Crosby, Sarah Ling, Szu Shen, Iyko Day, Rita Wong, … [Read more…]

February 15, 2017: Paper Hearts II: Gender and Power in Turtle Island Literary/Canadian/US Literary Communities

Paper Hearts II: Gender and Power in Turtle Island Literary/Canadian/US Literary Communities Wednesday, February 15, 2017 The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing University of Calgary SS1059 2500 University Drive NW Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Treaty 7 Territory/CANADA A simple lunch will be served Open to students, faculty and the general public Free of charge RSVP if possible to TIAHouseYYC@gmail.com … [Read more…]

Upcoming Events for February and March 2017

February and March 2017 are going to be a busy time in the TIA House! Here’s a little preview of some of the events we have planned:   Feb 15th – Paper Hearts II: Gender and Power in Turtle Island Literary/Canadian/US Literary Communities With a critical panel running from 12 noon to 1.45pm, followed by literary readings from 2pm to 3pm, … [Read more…]

Canadian Literature Forum at the MLA

Session 632: Respect, Responsibility, Coalition, Relation Saturday, 7 January, 5:15-6:30pm, 110B Pennsylvania Convention Centre Philedelphia, PA In the wake of Idle No More and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Indigenous and non-Indigenous activists, writers and scholars are called to self-reflexively articulate and act upon a politics or poetics of relation. What forms might such a politics or poetics take? How … [Read more…]

Relational Innovations: Creative Writing as Social Practice

Relational Innovations: Creative Writing as Social Practice Saturday, Oct. 1, 2016 Innovative writing and socially-oriented writing are often imagined as incompatible practices. This collaboratively organized one-day symposium at The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing at the University of Calgary queries how social questions can be taken up innovatively. Topics for discussion include: urban poetic practices, visibility and invisibility, representation, … [Read more…]

TIA House’s Equity Now Panel at the Writers’ Summit

Friday, June 17, 2016 10:00am-11:15am, Miss Lou’s Room, Harbourfront, Toronto Our present moment is one that inherits a long history of anti-racist/cultural diversity/cultural equity movements in Canadian/Turtle Island writing communities, movements that have spawned organizations and events across the space we sometimes called Canada. Some of these events and organizations include: the Aboriginal Writers’ Collective, Celebrating African Identity international arts … [Read more…]

GERRY SHIKATANI: Garden Collecting: a post vanguardist for today

You are invited to join The Insurgent Architects’ House for Creative Writing and the Creative Writing Research Group for a talk and reading by the renowned poet, artist and food writer Gerry Shikatani. Shikatani will read from recent work and talk about Lorca’s Granada, a retreat he directs in Spain. When: Friday, November 20, 2015, 2-4pm Where: Judith Sloman Reading … [Read more…]