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…]

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

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 through the lives and writing practices of many writing communities across the country. For the individuals involved, the repercussions have been deeply unsettling. As narratives rippled out into Canadian writing … [Read more…]

Niigaan Sinclair

Niigaan Sinclair is an Anishinaabe writer, editor, and speaker by night while by day is an Assistant Professor at the University of Manitoba teaching courses in Indigenous cultures and communities. In march, TIA House organised two events in Calgary, including a launch for The Winter We Danced, and a talk at the Taylor Family Digital LIbrary. … [Read more…]

Phinder Dulai

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Phinder Dulai is the Vancouver-based author of dream/arteries (forthcoming in Fall 2014 from Talonbooks) and two previous books of poetry. TIA House sponsored his visit to Calgary in March, 2015.

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Paper Hearts

TIA House’s first event was “Paper Hearts: A Valentine’s Day Roundtable on Gender and Power in Canadian Literary Communities”. It was facilitated and hosted by Larissa Lai.

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