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At The Gallery / Duppy Conquerors by Ruby Smith Díaz + Guilford Park Secondary

September 27 – November 10, Massy Arts will host, Duppy Conquerors: Black Histories + Futures in Canada, a new window exhibition organized by lead artist and educator Ruby Smith Díaz. Duppy Conquerors presents light boxes made by grade eight co-op placement students at Guilford Park Secondary through artistic mentorship by Díaz at the project Still Here, an eight session arts-based workshop series exploring the histories, erasure, and resistance of Black Communities living in Canada.

Massy Interviews / Ruby Smith Díaz

To celebrate Duppy Conquerors, Rafael Zen interviews Ruby Smith Díaz for Massy Arts, addressing the project Still Here, an eight session arts-based workshop series exploring the histories, erasure, and resistance of Black Communities living in Canada.

Massy Interview / James Groening

September 27 – November 10, Massy Arts will host “the road home through the woodlands in search of a lost name,” a new exhibition by artist James Groening (Blue Sky).

Massy Interviews / Nate Nate Nainers

In anticipation for the launch of It’s Gonna Be Sick As Hell!, Rafael Zen interviews Nate Nate Nainers for Massy Arts Society. The author discusses working-class masculinity and how this book acts as a love letter to “the bros.”

Massy Interviews / Justene Dion-Glowa

To celebrate An Evening of Daring Dreams, Rafael Zen interviews Justene Dion-Glowa for Massy Arts, investigating literary voices from the Métis working-class, and addressing the book's quietly philosophical tone with a heartfelt self-possessed sense of politics.

Queer Reading Event / Arleen Paré + Andrea Routley

On Friday, October 7 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Caitlin Press + Dagger Editions for the double launch of "Time Out of Time" by Victoria-based poet Arleen Paré, and "This Unlikely Soil" by Vancouver-based writer and editor Andrea Routley.

Massy Interviews / Miriam Edelson

On Tuesday, October 11 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books and author Miriam Edelson for the launch of her new book The Swirl in My Burl: Essays, a literary collection of memories, emotions and truth-searching. In this intimate reading, the author shares the entangled splendour of life’s joy and pain. Like a burl—twisted and interlocked, resistant to …

BIPOC Storytelling Workshop / Write to Heal with Phiroozeh Petigara

On Thursdays, October 13 + October 27 + November 10 at 6pm, join Massy Arts + South Asian writer and healer Phiroozeh Petigara for "Write To Heal", a 3-week storytelling workshop focused on creating a safe space where self-identifying BIPOC writers can draw inspiration from their own personal stories.