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Poetry Talk / The works of Ellie Sawatzky and Isabella Wang

Massy Books and Massy Arts invited Sawatzky and Wang for an exclusive insight at their works, asking both authors to analyze each other's poetry in an intimate essay that revealed their perception of their writing process, and literary themes.

Concert / Tatsuya Nakatani @ Massy Arts Society

On Wednesday, Nov 10th at 6:30pm, join Massy Arts, the Powell Street Festival, and Diane Kadota Arts Management (DKAM) for an intimate solo performance by master of resonance and sound Tatsuya Nakatani.

Book Launch / Beauty, Politics, Poetics: Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon in Conversation

On Nov 18th (Thursday), at 6pm, join Massy Arts in a literary double-launch: Beauty, Politics, Poetics: Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon in Conversation. At the event, Marguerite Pigeon's "The Endless Garment" (2021, Wolsak & Wynn) and Rahat Kurd's "The City that is Leaving Forever" (2021, Talon) will be introduced to the audience in an intimate conversation about their works and artistic processes.

Interview / Rahat Kurd + Marguerite Pigeon

Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the authors on an exclusive talk for Massy Books, addressing poetry creation, personal writing processes, and the research behind their works.

First Look / Yana Stainova + Sonorous Worlds

Massy Books invited Yana Stainova to write an exclusive introduction to our readers - presenting an excerpt from the book, kindly presented by the University of Michigan Press.

Book Launch / Livestream Performance of Betsy Warland’s Bloodroot

Join Massy Books, Massy Arts and Betsy Warland – one of Canada's leading feminist writers, and acclaimed author of poetry, creative nonfiction, and lyric prose – for the performance launch of a new edition of Warland's classic memoir, "Bloodroot: Tracing the Untelling of Motherloss" (2021, Inanna Publications).

Book Launch / Avenue of Champions: Conor Kerr In Conversation with Molly Cross-Blanchard

On Friday, Nov 26th at 6:30PM, join Massy Arts and Massy Books for the in-person launch of "Avenue of Champions", a novel by Métis/Ukrainian educator, and writer Conor Kerr. At the occasion, the author will be joined by poet Molly Cross-Blanchard for a conversation about the inventive style of the title, the author's writing process, the connection of Indigenous Peoples to the land, and the permanence of culture, language and ceremony as a form of resistance to displacement.

Book Launch / Mischief Making by Nicola Levell

On Tuesday, Nov 30th at 6:00PM, join Massy Arts and Massy Books for the in-person launch of “Mischief Making: Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas, Art, and the Seriousness of Play” by Nicola Levell, an illustrated exploration of the art of Indigneous award-winning visual artist Michael Nicoll Yahgulanaas.