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Chapbook Launch / Brine by Harbour Centre 5

October 25 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

On Tuesday, October 25, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and local poetry collective, Harbour Centre 5, for the launch of Brine—a debut poetry chapbook offering a wild ferment reminiscent of a Steely Dan album. With readings by Robbie Chesick, Rebecca Holand, James X. Wang, Jaeyun Yoo and Christina Shah, attendees are invited to gather in celebration of this work through a reception and Q&A. Following the launch, the authors of will also be available for book signing.
Registration is free, open to all and mandatory for entrance.
Purchase Brine by Harbour Centre 5 at Massy Books.
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.

Covid Protocols: Attendees must provide proof of vaccination, wear a mask (N95 masks are encouraged and recommended as they offer the best protection), and consent to having their temperature checked at the front door. We ask if you are showing symptoms, that you stay home. Thank you kindly.

The Authors
Harbour Centre 5 (HC5) is a local poetry collective whose members super-collided at SFU’s Poetry Series for the Weekend Student (taught by Fiona Tinwei Lam & Evelyn Lau).
The Chapbook
Their first collaborative chapbook, Brine, is a wild ferment reminiscent of a Steely Dan album. Populated with shoreline lovers, travelling preachers, worm people and warrior women, these poems invite the reader under the microscope, on a trip to a strip mall restaurant, a journey to the old country, and ultimately– home.
Donating to Massy Arts Society
Have you noticed our by donation ticket option? Massy Arts Society is 100% funded by Massy Books, an Indigenous woman-owned and operated bookstore on the unceded territories of XwMuthkwium (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. To date we haven’t received any operating funds from any grants and are now providing the option for folks to contribute to keeping our events accessible and doors open. All proceeds from your donation will go towards operation costs of our community hub while we focus on supporting the practices of Indigenous and over-excluded artists. Consider donating when you register for your next event.


October 25
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT