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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 / Laiwan

To celebrate "How Water Remembers" by Laiwan, and understand more about the extension of the project, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews Laiwan for Massy Arts, questioning art made on the borders of history, biology, and politics.

Massy Interviews / Jessica Hernandez

To understand more about Jessica Hernandez’s research, Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviewed the author for Massy Books, investigating the feeling of wandering on Earth as an unwelcome guest, and science's responsibility towards ancestry.

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.