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In Conversation: Tara Kimberley Torme, Rachel Taylor and Aaniya Asrani

December 15, 2020 @ 8:00 am - 8:00 pm PST

Massy Arts Society is pleased to host the web release of Tara Kimberley Torme and Rachel Taylor’s In Conversation: Volume 1 with special guest interdisciplinary artist and visual storyteller Aaniya Asrani.

About the Book 
In this collection of haiku poetry, Torme poses a haiku and then Taylor presents an answer to the posed haiku, hence the title In Conversation.  The subject matter does not strictly adhere to conventional haiku, the from does adhere to the 5/7/5 structure of conventional haiku, but this  collection by Tara Kimberley Torme and Rachel Taylor  is an in depth look into the special and emotional creativity of the two poets.  It is a very encompassing and compelling read. 

About the Event
In the virtual release of In Conversation, the authors are joined by Aaniya Asrani for conversation on creativity, mentorship, daily creative practices, and more.
The event is a prerecorded event, available for viewing from December 15th onwards. 

Watch the reading and conversation here: https://youtu.be/3mB2adYj4fk

This event is a collaboration between PosAbilities, Massy Arts Society and Massy Books

About the Authors
Tara Kimberley Torme was born  in Montreal, Quebec in 1987 and moved to Vancouver, BC in 1992. She received her B.A. in English in 2001. She has been writing since she was a child and has always loved reading and writing poetry. It brings her great joy & relaxation and opens her mind  up to a myriad of new possibilities allowing her to expand her thoughts and channel them from her mind onto the page into poetry. T K has Asperger’s Syndrome, and she has found poetry helps her to express her feelings with clarity in concise words.

Rachel Taylor was born and raised in the B. C. Chilcotin, and moved to Vancouver as a small-town kid with big dreams in 2006. She has been writing for as long as she can remember, and has used haiku to calm anxiety since she was very small.  In this book, “In Conversation,” Rachel has been particularly touched by the raw energy of Tara’s work, and is very proud to be part of this project.

About the Guest Artist
Aaniya Asrani is an interdisciplinary artist, graphic designer and visual storyteller from Bangalore, India. She moved to the unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples of the Tsleil-Waututh, Squamish, and Musqueam, Nations in 2017 to pursue a Master of Fine Art degree from Emily Carr University. Presently, she teaches under the Faculty of Culture and Community at ECU, is the Community Artist Lead at PosAbilities and is Artist in Residence at Mount Pleasant Elementary School. 

Accessibility Information
This event is delivered via a video played through Youtube. There is no closed-captioning provided.

We acknowledge we operate on the traditional, ancestral, unceded, and occupied territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations.


December 15, 2020
8:00 am - 8:00 pm PST

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