Taking Stock

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 thought that all you insurgents out there might also like to know. We’ve been busy!!

Paper Hearts: A Valentine’s Day Roundtable on Gender and Power in Canadian Literary Community
February 14, 2015
Featuring: Elder Doreen Spence, Elder Sharron Proulx-Turner, Sharanpal Ruprai, Jani Krulc, Marc Herman Lynch, Kerry-Leigh Fox, Tiffany Sostar
Organizers: Larissa Lai and Colin Martin
With the support of:
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary
The Women’s Studies Program at the University of Calgary
The Departent of English at the University of Calgary, Loft 112
Location: Loft 112

Phinder Dulai Talk and Reading
Phinder Dulai Class Visit

March 12-17, 2015
Organizers: Larissa Lai and Colin Martin
With the support of:
The English Department and the CWRG/Canada Council
Location: Judith Sloman Reading Room

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The Winter We Danced Book Launch

March 20, 2015
Organizers: Larissa Lai and Colin Martin
In collaboration with:
International Indigenous Studies at the University of Calgary
The Faculty of Arts at the University of Calgary
The Department of English at the University of Calgary
Mount Royal University, Loft 112
Location: Loft 112

Gerry Shikatani
Garden Collecting: A Post-Vanguardist for Today

November 20, 2015
Organizers: Larissa Lai and Colin Martin
Location: Judith Sloman Reading Room

Fred Wah
A Public Talk and Reading

March 8, 2016
Organizers: Larissa Lai and Colin Martin
Location: SS1153

In March 2016, renovations of the TIA House Space (SS1059) were completed. We begin to use the space regularly.

Lawrence Hill
From Page to Screen: On Adapting The Book of Negroes for Television

April 18, 2016
Organizers: Larissa Lai, Clem Martini and Colin Martin
With the support of:
The University of Calgary Equity Office
The Calgary Public Library
The School of Creative and Performing Arts
Location: TIA House

Equity Now: TIA House at the Canadian Writers’ Summit
June 17, 2016
Organizer: Larissa Lai
Featuring: Lillian Allen, Farzana Doctor, Waubgeshig Rice and Jill Yonit Goldberg
Location: Harbour Centre, Toronto

Emergent Insurgencies: Social Justice and Contemporary Form
March 4, 2016
Featuring: Dina Al-Kassim, Liz Howard, Patti LaBoucane-
Benson, Cheryl Foggo, Aritha Van Herk, Christian Bok, Clem Martini, Bruce Barton, Nikki Sheppy
Organized by: Larissa Lai and Colin Martin
In collaboration with and in support of: Free Exchange Graduate conference
Location: TIA House

Aboriginal Roundtable: Decolonial Solidarities and the Work of Sharron Proulx-Turner
May 29, 2016
MC: Richard Van Camp
Host: Indigenous Literary Studies Association
Organizers: Keavy Martin, Sophie McCall, Aruna Srivastava
Featuring: Joanne Arnott, David Bateman, Susan Briscoe, Weyman Chan, Marilyn Dumont, Hiromi Goto, Larissa Lai, Beverly Little Thunder, Ashok Mathur, Sharanpal Ruprai, Gregory Scofield, Aruna Srivastava
Location: Senate Room, Alma Hotel
Sponsors: ILSA, CACLALS, TIA House

Reading and Roundtable: Language of Politics/Politics of Language
May 29, 2016
Organizers and Hosts: Shannon Maguire and Larissa Lai
Speakers: Erin Mouré, Lee Maracle, Bronwyn Haslam, David Bateman, Juliane Okot Bitek
Location: TIA House

A Reading by Shani Mootoo
May 30, 2016
Organizers and Hosts: Pamela McCallum and Larissa Lai
Sponsors: CACLALS, ARIEL: A Review of International Literature, TIA House
Location: TIA House

Literary Reading
May 30, 2016
Featuring: Shani Mootoo, Christian Bök and Gregory Scofield
Organizers: Larissa Lai, Sara Jamieson, and Jason Wiens
Sponsors: ACQL, CACLALS, TIA House
Location: Last Defense Lounge (MacEwan Student Centre)

Literary Reading
May 30, 2016
Featuring: Joanne Arnott, Jani Krulc, Joshua Whitehead, Julia Polyck-O’Neill, Genevieve Robichaud, Weyman Chan
Organizers: Larissa Lai, Ryan Fitzpatrick and Deanna Fong
Sponsor: TIA House
Location: Last Defense Lounge (MacEwan Student Centre)

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Reading: September 13, 2016
Talk: September 15, noon
Organized by: Larissa Lai and Tom Sewel
Location: TIA House

Relational Innovations: Creative Writing as Social Practice
October 1, 2016
Featuring: Angie Abdou, Lillian Allen, Rob Budde, Peter Forestell, Lorri Neilsen Glenn, Jill Yonit Goldberg, Aritha Van Herk, Jani Krulc, Larissa Lai, David Leach, Shannon Maguire, Suzette Mayr, Nikki Reimer, Janet Rogers, Natalie Simpson, Joshua Whitehead. Opening Welcome: Elder Doreen Spence
Organized by: Larissa Lai, Rob Budde, Lillian Allen and Tom Sewel
In collaboration with: Canadian Creative Writers and Writing Programs
Location: TIA House

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