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Book Launch / Umbilical Cord by Hasan Namir

October 16, 2021 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT

Dear Child
Once upon a time
Your baba fell in love with your dad
We got married and dreamt of having a baby
A roller coaster of emotions and feelings
We were always hopeful


Massy Arts and Book*hug Press invite poetry readers for the launch of Lambda Literary and Stonewall Book Award-winner Hasan Namir’s new poetry book: Umbilical Cord.

The event, hosted by Isabella Wang, will take place on October 16th (Saturday) from 5pm to 6pm at the Massy Arts Society Gallery (23 East Pender Street, Vancouver). 

In his latest book, the author shares a joyful collection about parenting, fatherhood, and hope. These warm, free-verse poems document the journey that he and his husband took to have a child. Between love letters to their young son, Namir shares insight into his love story with his husband, the complexities of the IVF surrogacy process, and the first year as a family of three. Umbilical Cord is a heartfelt book for parents or would-be parents, with a universal message of hope.


Click here to register to the event.

Click here to purchase Umbilical Cord by Hasan Namir at Massy Books

Books will also be available for sale at the event.


In person events: Due to the latest recommendations from the BC Health Authority, all guests attending in-person events at Massy Arts require double-vaccination and must wear a mask.


October 16, 2021
5:00 pm - 6:00 pm PDT