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Book Launch: Sheologies by Hannah Yerington with Guests

April 9, 2023 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join Massy Arts, Massy Books and Minerva Rising Press on Sunday, April 9th, 2-4pm, as we celebrate the launch of Sheologies, the debut chapbook from poet Hannah Yerington. You’re invited into this festive afternoon of folktales, feminine power, Jewish magic and poetry.

Hannah will be joined by guest reader Yudel Huberman, whose writing combines Jewish spirituality, forest ecology, and his love of the natural world.

The event will be hosted by Madelyn Read, who will open the gathering with music. 

Food/snacks will also be served. 

This event is free/by donation. Registration is free/by donation, open to all and required for entrance.

Purchase Sheologies at the event and have the book signed by the author. 

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver.

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site. Please refrain from wearing scents or heavy perfumes.

For more on accessibility including parking, seating, venue measurements and floor plan, and how to request ASL interpretation please visit: massyarts.com/accessibility

Covid Protocols: Masks keep our community safe and are mandatory (N95 masks are recommended as they offer the best protection). We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

About The Book:

Sheologies begins with a folktale of a world where lagoons speak, flowers pray, and seagulls wear kippahs. The poems trace a nonlinear journey through a world left by Jewish feminine ancestors, plantcestors, and priestesses, asking what it means to heal lineage, to center women’s magic as community care, and to call on a feminine God.

Review:

“I am thoroughly enchanted by poet Hannah Yerington’s debut chapbook. Sheologies dances the shimmering line between poetry and prayer with exceptional grace, deftly weaving a tender lyric voice with sensual imagery and a thematic exploration of sacredness in the everyday feminine. Yerington is a poet who knows that to truly see something is to sanctify it – and through her luminous gaze, we glimpse a world lit softly from within by magic. Here, the fierce courage of teenage girl ancestors is honoured at last, flower spirits whisper from their garden beds, and soul-cleansing rituals can be cast with tap water and a chipped teacup. Readers will be drawn in by Sheologies’ intimate exploration of femininity, Jewish magic, and nature – and left with a feeling of deep reverence for the miraculous hidden in the mundane.”
 
Kai Cheng Thom, author of I HOPE WE CHOOSE LOVE: A Trans Girl’s Notes From the End of the World.

About The Author:

Hannah Yerington is a poet, a Jewish Arts and Magic educator, and the director of the Bolinas Poetry Camp for Girls. She comes from Bolinas, California, and currently lives between Bellingham, Washington, and Vancouver, B.C. with her old gentleman dog, Paddington. She has an MFA from Bowling Green State University. When she’s not writing, she’s drinking tea, or talking to flowers, preferably at once. This is her first book. 

With Guest Yudel Huberman

Yudel Huberman grew up and was educated within Hasidic Judaism. He has since pursued studies in forest conservation and ecology and is currently a graduate student in forest biology at the University of Victoria. His writing combines Jewish spirituality, forest ecology, and his love for the natural world.

and host Madelyn Read

Though she grew up in the city, Madelyn Read’s heart is in the rural tales of Folk music. Her debut album, Concrete Country (out May 19th), blends alt-country melodies with lyrics about growing up in Vancouver to produce a unique Canadiana perfect for the urban lover of Folk.

 

Details

Date:
April 9, 2023
Time:
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
Website:
https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/book-launch-sheologies-by-tickets-595251121127

Venue

MASSY ARTS SOCIETY
23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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