Tuesday, September 6, 2016
So this it: a large room above another one just like it, in a 1960s country house in the middle of a forest administered by the University of British Columbia and known as the Woodhaven Eco Culture Centre, where the red lights at night are not falling embers but cars descending from a hilltop caramelized by fire in 2003, and where I will be living until April of next year as an MFA Interdisciplinary Studies candidate in the Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies and a teaching assistant to the artist Samuel Roy-Bois.
Today being the first Tuesday after Labour Day, school has officially begun. I have no classes today, but tomorrow I have my first (in over thirty years). Our assignment: "Write a provocation."