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, this event will provide a space for some much needed discussion about the current state of affairs in the Canadian academic and creative writing communities.

Speakers include Carmen Aguirre, Helen Knott, Jess Nicol, Rain Prud’homme-Cranford, and Julie Rak.

This free event is open to faculty, students, and the general public, and a simple lunch will be served. As usual, it will be held in the TIA House space in the Social Sciences block, SS 1059.

If possible, please RSVP if you are planning to attend, to TIAHouseYYC@gmail.com – though last minute attendees will still be made very welcome!

Check back for a more detailed post about this event in the next couple of days!


Feb 16th – Q&A with Michael Chabon

The Pulitzer Prize-winning writer of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay (2000) and The Yiddish Policeman’s Union (2007) is coming to University of Calgary for several events in February as part of this year’s Calgary Distinguished Writers Program.

On February 16th, he will be dropping into the TIA House for a quick Q&A before delivering a much-anticipated reading and lecture at MacEwan Hall later that night.

The Q&A will run from 2pm to 3pm and all graduate students are invited to join us for what promises to be a highly entertaining and thought-provoking session!

Once again, stay tuned for more details about this event in the next few days.


March 10th – Asian Indigenous Symposium

Following on from last year’s successful collaboration with the English Department’s Free Exchange Graduate Conference, TIA House will once again be joining in for Free Ex 2017, this time with the Asian Indigenous Symposium on Friday March 10th. Speakers and times are still being confirmed for this event, but it promises to be a challenging, rewarding and exciting day of panels.

This year’s Free Ex Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stanka Radovic from the University of Toronto, will deliver her keynote address for the conference in TIA House toward the end of the day, and this will be followed by a departmental reception for all our visitors.

Free Ex 2017 will run from Thursday, March 9 to Sunday, March 12 and promises a full timetable of panels, readings, screenings and more. Keep an eye on their blog for more information on this year’s conference.

Further details of the Asian Indigenous Symposium and this year’s TIA House at Free Ex will be announced during February.

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