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Book Launch / Dream of Me as Water by David Ly

On Sunday, September 18 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Vancouver-based poet David Ly for the launch of his poetry collection Dream of Me as Water (2022, Palimpsest Press).

Interview / David Ly

To celebrate the launch of Dream of Me as Water, Rafael Zen interviews Ly for Massy Arts, asking what the symbol of water evokes from the poems readers will find in this new collection, and addressing the author's claim that identity is never a stagnant concept.

Double Launch / Jody Chan + Zoe Dickinson

On Tuesday, September 20 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and poets Jody Chan + Zoe Dickinson for the launch of their poetry books: "sick" (2020, Black Lawrence Press), and "Intertidal: poems from the littoral zone" (2022, Raven Chapbooks).

Massy Interviews / Zoe Dickinson

To inspire a new generation of poets, Rafael Zen interviews Zoe Dickinson for Massy Arts, investigating what kind of conversations a poetry compilation may establish with audiences, and her style as a poet, writing a chapbook as a love letter to our planet.

Massy Interviews / Jody Chan

To inspire new writers to trust their themes, Rafael Zen interviews Jody Chan for Massy Arts, investigating how to translate intimate and personal conversations into poetry, and  by asking about the author's process of re-telling and re-discovering oneself.

Open Mic / Discovery Poetry 2: Cultivating Compassion

On Wednesday, September 21 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Surrey-based poet/spoken word artist D Fretter for "Discovery Poetry 2: Cultivating Compassion", a hybrid between an open mic and a workshop intended for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth and young adults.

Book Talk / Ta Lę, Book 1: Knowledge by Yessoh G.D.

On Thursday, September 22 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Vancouver-based fantasy author Yessoh G.D. for the launch of his book "Ta Lę, Book 1: Knowledge" (2021, Biblet Atafai Books). At this in-person event, DG will be joined by guest host Jacky Essombe in an intimate discussion about current themes in this book, an action-packed ride into the worlds of fantasy, mysticism, and African culture. At the reception, guests will enjoy music by a Mbira instrument artist.

Book Launch / TESTIMONIO

On Sunday, September 25 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Between the Lines Publishing for the launch of Testimonio. This truth-telling exposé about the the Canadian mining industry in Guatemala features wide-ranging contributions from investigative journalists, scholars, lawyers, activists, and documentarians on the ground.

Opening Event / James Groening + Ruby Smith Díaz

Tuesday, September 27 at 6pm, Massy Arts will host the opening reception for two new exhibitions: “the road home through the woodlands in search of a lost name” by Kahkewistahaw artist James Groening (Blue Sky), and "Duppy Conquerors: Black Histories + Futures in Canada" by artist and educator Ruby Smith Díaz.

Building Literary Homes: An Evening with Jane Cawthorne & Theresa Kishkan

On Thursday, November 24 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society and Massy Books for the launch of two new novels: Patterson House (Inanna Publications) by Jane Crawthorne, a queer tale of love, loss and family shame taking place in 1930’s Toronto; and Blue Portugal & Other Essays (The University of Alberta Press) by Theresa Kishkan, braided essays that offers up a sense of …

Massy Interview / Joseph Kakwinokanasum

On Thursday, September 29 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Joseph Kakwinokanasum for the launch of his new book My Indian Summer (2022), a complex story of a boy at a crossroads on a journey to understanding that some villains are also victims—and that while reconciliation may not be possible, survival is. …

Book Launch / My Indian Summer with Joseph Kakwinokanasum

On Thursday, September 29 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Joseph Kakwinokanasum for the launch of his new book My Indian Summer (2022), a complex story of a boy at a crossroads on a journey to understanding that some villains are also victims—and that while reconciliation may not be possible, survival is.