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Double Launch: PRISM International: Issues 61.2 (SPRING) & 61.3 (IBPOC)

July 18, 2023 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT

On Tues. July 18th at 6pm, join Massy Arts and PRISM international for the launch of two issues: 61.2 (SPRING) and 61.3 (IBPOC).

61.2 (SPRING) is haunted by fleeting moments of recognition and sticky moments of queer desire. 61.3 is PRISM international’s first entirely IBPOC issue. The poems and stories in this issue explore what goes unsaid between generations, magic, and the transformational power of asking “what-if”. Looking at these two issues side by side, they represent what PRISM hopes to do: publish the best contemporary writing.

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This project has been made possible by the Government of Canada. Ce projet a été rendu possible grâce au gouvernement du Canada.

Venue & Accessibility

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

Registration is free, open to all and required for entrance. 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, 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 readers:

Nadia Froese is a poetry and fiction writer from the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations (Vancouver). Her writing has previously appeared in Phoebe, Bat City Review and The Temz Review. Her debut chapbook of poetry, Something Spectacular, was published by 845 Press in 2021. Link to book: https://www.thetemzreview.com/store/p30/Something_Spectacular.html

Catherine Lewis is a Vancouver-based Chinese Canadian writer. Her chap- book Zipless (845 Press, 2021) was a Bisexual Book Awards finalist. Her work has been published in The Humber Literary Review, is forthcoming in The Fiddlehead, and was shortlisted in contests at Room Magazine and Pulp Literature. Link to book: https://www.catherinewriter.com/zipless/

Kathy Mak‘s debut chapbook, Another Day, is published by 845 Press (2020). Her poetry and creative nonfiction have appeared/are forthcoming in The/tƐmz/Review, Marías at Sampaguitas, Kissing Dynamite, This Magazine, Understorey Magazine, Canthius, The Malahat Review, and What You Need to Know About Me Anthology. She creates to capture fleeting moments of life and to reflect on her experiences. Visit her website: kathymak.weebly.com

About PRISM international

PRISM international is a quarterly magazine out of Vancouver, British Columbia, whose office is located on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm people. Our mandate is to publish the best in contemporary writing and translation from Canada and around the world. Writing from PRISM has been featured in Best American Stories, Best American Essays and The Journey Prize Stories, amongst other noted publications.

The mandate of the magazine’s website is to provide a supplement to the print edition that connects readers with the literary community through author interviews, book reviews, news about Canadian writing and publishing events, and other information of interest to our readers, many of whom are writers themselves.


July 18, 2023
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm PDT
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23 East Pender Street
Vancouver, BC Canada
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