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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.

Massy Interviews / Colleen van Niekerk

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.

Closing Reception / Delaney Yvonne + Angela Lai

On Thursday, Dec 9th from 6pm to 8pm, join Massy Arts for the in-person closing reception of our new exhibitions: “Moves” by painter and illustrator Delaney Yvonne; and “開 門 ( Open )” by installation artist Angela Lai.

Book Launch / Unbecoming by Neil Surkan

On Dec 10th (Friday) at 7pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and writer Neil Surkan in the launch of his sophomore poetry collection, "Unbecoming" (2021, McGill-Queen’s University Press). The author will be joined by special guests Adèle Barclay, Kyla Jamieson, Tolu Oloruntoba, and Kirby.

Massy Interviews / Neil Surkan

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 …

Massy Interviews / Golrokh Nafisi

To understand more about Golrokh Nafisi’s artistic process, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviewed the author for Massy Books, investigating the realms of sorrow - and how to extract knowledge from it.

Massy Interviews / Brianna Ferguson

To celebrate Brianna Ferguson’s debut launch, Massy Books interviews the author on what it means to write nihilist poetry - and how it feels for an emerging artist to go through the publication process.