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Online Book Launch: Permanent Tourists by Genni Gunn

Join us to celebrate Genni Gunn’s Permanent Tourists  in an online launch with host Hal Wake. Buy the book through Massy Books: Click here.  Click here to join us for the launch on Facebooklive. About the Book: “In eight intersecting stories that range from a suicide pact on the tourist beaches of Mexico to Angkor Wat, a stone …

An Evening with Anakana Schofield

The Consulate General of Ireland in Vancouver is delighted to invite you to an online evening with award-winning Irish author Anakana Schofield, whose most recent novel Bina has been shortlisted for the 2020 Goldsmiths Prize. Anakana will read from Bina and share some of her thoughts on different topics in conversation with the Consulate. There …

Short Story Spectacular • Genni Gunn + Mary MacDonald + Madeline Sonik

Short stories are like the hors d'oeuvres of reading. Grab a drink, relax, and enjoy our celebration of these delicious little morsels of literature.   Embrace and revel in the power of short fiction with three exceptional Canadian writers: ◆ Genni Gunn (Permanent Tourists) ◆ Mary MacDonald (The Crooked Thing) ◆ Madeline Sonik (Fontainebleau) + …

The Fool by Jessie Jones Book Launch (Online)

In tarot, the Fool represents continual beginnings, not being able to see or think past the excitement and potential of a new start. The Fool is also associated with zero — a literal loop.

Chinatown Pretty Book Talk (Online)

Chinatown Pretty is a storytelling project (and now book!) that documents the street style of seniors in Chinatowns across North America. Started by Andria Lo and Valerie Luu six years ago, the collection of photos and interviews use the seniors' outfits as a gateway to their stories of immigration and values. Vancouver is the only …

The Juggling Mother Book Launch (Online)

On November 19th, we invite you to celebrate the launch of The Juggling Mother: Coming Undone in the Age of Anxiety with author Amanda Watson. Moderated by May Friedman, this reading and discussion explores the idealized version of motherhood that perpetuates established inequities of race, gender, class, and ability. The Juggling Mother is not about work-life balance. It …

icehouse poetry & friends: Vancouver

Featuring icehouse poetry's Tanja Bartel (Everyone at This Party), Jessie Jones (The Fool), Chris Hutchinson (In the Vicinity of Riches), and friend Kayla Czaga (Dunk Tank).

Girl Minus X Book Launch (Online)

Join Anne Stone and guests Hiromi Goto and Emily Pohl-Weary for a riveting discussion in celebration of 𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘟, a new speculative fiction title published by Wolsak & Wynn.⁣⁣ ⁣⁣ “𝘎𝘪𝘳𝘭 𝘔𝘪𝘯𝘶𝘴 𝘟 is what happens when great writing meets a mesmeric, page-turning plot. The best speculative fiction captures what we dimly imagine but …

ZOM-FAM Book Launch (Online)

Massy Arts Society and Metonymy Press are pleased to invite you to a special virtual book launch for Montreal-based Mauritian-Canadian poet Kama La Mackerel's debut collection 𝘡𝘖𝘔-𝘍𝘈𝘔. La Mackerel will be joined by author Jillian Christmas in this Vancouver event of a cross-country tour. ⁣ Registration mandatory: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_owtgnIgQRpWv8clApIAA-Q?fbclid=IwAR2py95re2DF5irywGivXLd_gxAS6DRj-T2vTS6waajQDK4m4SISBN_cQcw ⁣ In their debut poetry collection, Kama …

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

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 …