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).
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.
To celebrate the author's debut novel, and understand more about her inspirations to write a feminist novel set across the South-African apartheid's political atmosphere, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews Colleen van Niekerk for Massy Books, interrogating why oppressive norms still exist throughout the 21st Century's political environment - and how literature can (re)establish a place of imagination against oppressive cultural scenarios.
On Friday, Dec 10th at 7pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Neil Surkan for the launch of his sophomore poetry collection, "Unbecoming" (2021, McGill-Queen’s University Press). Neil will be joined by special guests Adèle Barclay, Kyla Jamieson, Tolu Oloruntoba, and Kirby – in an intimate reading session to celebrate poetry and literature. The …