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Dual Book Launch: Wet + Utter, Earth with Leanne Duric and Isaac Yuen

June 23 @ 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT

Join Massy Arts, Leanne Dunic and Isaac Yuen Sunday June 23rd at 2pm for a Dual Launch & reading of their books Wet + Utter, Earth: Advice on Living in a More-than-Human World .

Venue & Accessibility

The event will be hosted at the Massy Arts Gallery, at 23 East Pender Street in Chinatown, Vancouver. We are located in the former MING WO building.

Registration is free or by donation and required for entry. Register here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/dual-book-launch-wet-utter-earth-with-leanne-dunic-isaac-yuen-tickets-907133900917?aff=oddtdtcreator

The gallery is wheelchair accessible and a gender-neutral washroom is on-site.

There will be an ASL interpreter for this event.

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 Leanne Duric: Leanne was a child growing up on Vancouver Island when she first started dreaming about Paul McCartney. Those dreams led her to words and music, arms reaching for instruments, random library discoveries, and opportunities to make you laugh. She transgresses genres and form to produce projects such as To Love the Coming End (Book*hug/ Chin Music Press 2017) and The Gift (Book*hug 2019). Her lyric memoir with music, One and Half of You, was published Spring 2021 by Talonbooks. Spring 2024 will see the release of her novel-in-verse-and-photographs, Wet, also with Talonbooks. Leanne is the fiction mentor at Simon Fraser University’s The Writer’s Studio, and the fiction editor at Tahoma Literary Review.

About the book: In Wet, a transient Chinese American model working in Singapore thirsts for the unattainable: fair labour rights, the extinguishing of nearby forest fires, breathable air, healthy habitats for animals, human connection. She navigates place and placelessness while observing other migrant workers toiling outdoors despite the hazardous conditions. In photographs and language shot through with empathy and desire, Wet unravels complexities of social stratification, sexual privation, and environmental catastrophe.

Purchase Wet herehttps://storestock.massybooks.com/item/fHsUtIQkUNobBoM0Kj4rCg

About Isaac Yuen: A first-generation Hong Kong Canadian writer, Isaac Yuen’s short fiction and creative nonfiction has been featured in AGNI, Orion, the Pushcart Prize Anthology, The Willowherb Review, Tin House, and other literary publications. He was a writer-in-residence at the Jan Michalski Foundation for Literature in Switzerland, a Science Meets Fiction fellow at the HWK Institute in Advanced Study in Germany, and will be an upcoming artist-in-residence with the La Napoule Foundation in France.

About the book: Utter, Earth: Advice on Living in a More-than-Human World is his debut solo book.Book summary: A light, literary take on an animal book for grown-ups, a tongue-in-cheek self-help column with lessons drawn from nature, a sort of hitchhiker’s guide to the more-than-human world—Isaac Yuen’s Utter, Earth is a celebration, through wordplay and earthplay, of our planet’s riotous wonders.

Purchase Utter, Earth herehttps://storestock.massybooks.com/item/HZDofZ1mANHmLsqOuE8tpw


June 23
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm PDT
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