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Massy Interviews / Discovery Poetry 2: Fanny Kearse

In anticipation of the energetically packed performances at Discovery Poetry 2: Cultivating Compassion, Romila Barryman interviews poet Fanny Kearse for Massy Arts. In this intimate conversation the two discuss compassion as an antidote to our compartmentalized selves and dating our dreams.

Workshop / Papermaking with Yasaman Moussavi

On October 22 at 2pm, join Massy Arts, and Vancouver-based visual artist and educator Yasaman Moussavi for a workshop on papermaking designed for beginner artists. Learning objectives are: learning how to make a foundational sheet-making technique; learning how to make pulp out of scrap paper; and making at least 5 sheets of paper.

Making Space: Our Identities at Home & Work

On Saturday, October 22 at 6pm,  join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and Farzana Nayani for an evening of Making Space: Our Identities at Home & Work. 

Free Collage Workshop for Youth / Community is Collage with Rafael Zen + Khalil Alomar

Between October and November 2022, join Massy Arts, and Vancouver-based visual artists Rafael Zen + Khalil Alomar for "Community is Collage: Cutting out the stories that shaped us", a series of four collage workshops targeted to young artists (14-18yo) that aims to teach the artistic technique of collage while putting into dialogue three systemic and intersectional concepts that have built and shaped contemporary societies: race, class, and gender.

Book Launch / Blood Atonement by S.M. Freedman

On Sunday, October 23 at 6pm, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and horror novelist S.M. Freedman for the launch of her new riveting psychological thriller: Blood Atonement.

Massy Interview / S. M. Freedman

In anticipation of the launch of Blood Atonement, Romila Barryman interviews S. M. Freedman for Massy Arts Society. The author discusses memory as a theme between her books, her past life as a private investigator and the “knife’s edge” of cultlike fanaticism.

Chapbook Launch / Brine by Harbour Centre 5

On Tuesday, October 25, join Massy Arts, Massy Books, and local poetry collective, Harbour Centre 5, for the launch of Brine—a debut poetry chapbook offering a wild ferment reminiscent of a Steely Dan album. With readings by Robbie Chesick, Rebecca Holand, James X. Wang, Jaeyun Yoo and Christina Shah.

Honouring Our Grandmothers Healing Journey / Nadine Spencer

Join us for Honouring Our Grandmothers Healing Journey, directed and produced by Nadine Spence, Further We Rise Indigenous Arts Collective / Sacred Rock, in partnership with Vancouver Moving Theatre/ Downtown Eastside Heart of the City Festival, along with Massy Arts Society, VALU CO-OP l Community Projects and Love Intersections, and Carnegie Centre / Oppenheimer Park. 

Book Launch / Bent Back Tongue

On Sunday, October 30 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Secwépemc author Garry Gottfriedson for the launch of Bent Back Tongue. A raw examination of Canadian colonialism and the religious political paradigms through sharp honesty and revealing satire.

Book Launch / Nahui Ollin or The Physics of Desire: a Philosophiæ Naturalis by Josema Zamorano

On Tuesday, November 1 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and interdisciplinary artist and educator Josema Zamorano for the launch of Nahui Ollin or The Physics of Desire: a Philosophiæ Naturalis. This interactive-experimental book that invites the reader to make sense of visual and textual poetry while bringing together principles of science with play, love, eroticism, ancestral-Mexican relational worldviews, and the poetic possibilities of co-existence.

Book Launch / Frequently Asked White Questions

On Sunday, November 2, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Progress Lab 1422 for the launch of Frequently Asked White Questions by Ajay Parasram and Alex Khasnabish.