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CHASING THE POEM / A Virtual Workshop Marathon for Emerging Poets

From Tuesday, Feb 22, to Tuesday, Mar 15, Massy Arts and Massy Books host a virtual poetry workshop marathon for emerging writers, in four courses created by published Canadian poets to demystify poetry writing, to present useful writing prompts, to incite imagination, and to address political and linguistic points of view through poetic literature.

Book Launch / “Fire Is Not a Country” by Cynthia Dewi Oka

On Thursday, March 10 at 7pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts, and Canadian-Indonesian poet Cynthia Dewi Oka for the launch of her new book: "Fire Is Not a Country" (2021, Northwestern University Press). In her third collection, Oka dives into the implications of being parents, children, workers, and unwanted human beings under the savage reign of global capitalism and resurgent nativism.

Poetry Night / Discovery Poetry with D Fretter

On Thursday, March 17 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, and Surrey-based poet/spoken word artist D Fretter for an in-person event to investigate poetry and its cathartic powers. "Discovery Poetry', a hybrid between an open mic and a workshop intended for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youth and young adults.