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Massy Interviews | Anna Moschovakis & Danielle LaFrance

In anticipation of An Anti-Guide to Foreplay, the double launch of Participation by Anna Moschovakis and #postdildo by Danielle LaFrance, poet and author Hari Alluri interviews Anna Moschovakis and Danielle LaFrance on their two dissertations on desire. Bringing these authors into dialogue invites us to reflect on pleasure, gestures, joy and the act of reading/being …

Conversations with Khahtsahlano: As We Knew Him

On Thursday, January 26 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Vancouver Public Library for Conversations with Khahtsahlano: As We Knew Him.

One of the most significant books on local history that’s been out of print for more than 60 years, Conversations with Khahtsahlano 1932-1954, contains twenty-two years of conversations between Sḵwx̱uwú7mesh Chief X̱ats’alanexw, a.k.a. Chief August Jack Khahtsahlano, and Major J.S. Matthews. First published in 1955, it tells the stories of people who lived in the area, that is now called “Vancouver.”

The Big Bad: Nehiyaw Visions Of The Future

On Friday, January 27 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books, Doubleday Canada and Harbour Publishing for The Big Bad: Nehiyaw Visions Of The Future. This double launch celebrates two Nehiyaw authors and their latest works: Bad Cree by Jessica Johns and The Big Melt by Emily Riddle. Haunting and fierce, both Johns and Riddle meditate on kinship and ndn utopia in the era of late capitalism and climate change.

Falling Hour by Geoffrey D. Morrison with Kristjana Gunnars & Marisa Grizenko

On Tuesday, February 7 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Coach House Books for the launch of Falling Hour by Geoffrey D. Morrison. The Mezzanine meets Ducks, Newburyport in this meandering and captivating debut novel.  Morrison will be joined by co-reader Kristjana Gunnars, who will read from The Scent of Light, her …

Rights Back At You: A Podcast Listening Party

On Thursday, February 16 at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Amnesty International Canada for the launch of brand-new podcast, Rights Back at You.

Hosted and produced by Daniella Barreto, the show offers an unflinching look at anti-Black racism, policing, and surveillance in Canada and beyond. The series touches on issues like facial recognition, the war on drugs, defunding the police, and immigration.

At this listening party we’ll hear some of the most gripping audio clips from the season, meet the host, and interact with other special guests including Ketty Nivyabandi, Secretary General Amnesty International Canada (English-Speaking).

Virtual Launch | kâ-pî-isi-kiskisiyân / The Way I Remember by Solomon Ratt

On Wednesday, February 22nd at 6pm PST/7pm CST, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and University of Regina Press for the virtual launch of Solomon Ratt's kâ-pî-isi-kiskisiyân / The Way I Remember. Through a blend of languages and a combination of âcimisowin (autobiographical stories) and âcathôhkîwina (traditional tales), this unique memoir uses a particular Cree …

You Are Your Ancestors Dreams…What You Gonna Do?!

Throughout Black Futures Month and beyond, we, not just Black folks, but we the community, celebrate the ways in which Black culture uplifts, transcends and inspires freedom. We are our ancestors dreams; so what you gonna do about it?! Join Eman Salem & fanny kearse as they host renowned poet, author and activist, Staceyann Chin …

Illuminations: An Evening with Sheryda Warrener and Jane Munro

On Thursday, March 2nd at 6pm, join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books, Harbour Publishing and Coach House Books for  Illuminations: An Evening with Sheryda Warrener and Jane Munro, a double launch of False Creek by Jane Munro and Test Piece by Sheryda Warrener, hosted by Raoul Fernandes.  These two collections of poetry offer meditations on …

KPU Creative Writing Alumni Reading Showcase

Please join us for our first annual reading by alumni from Kwantlen Polytechnic University's creative writing degree program! Established over ten years ago, our mentorship-based degree program features poetry, fiction, nonfiction, screenwriting and new media streams, supports interdisciplinary inquiry and facilitates critical awareness, cultural sensitivity, social responsibility, civic engagement, and global citizenship. OUr department is now proud to present this new generation of poets, writers and interdisciplinary artists who have studied with us and variously contributed to the creative and intellectual vitality of our community.

Yours, Mine & Ours: Rights, Royalties and Resistance

On March 5th at 2pm, Yours, Mine and Ours, the itinerant copyright series brought to you by Artists Legal Outreach (BC), Artists Legal Advice Service (ON) and the National Network of Legal Clinics, presents Yours, Mine and Ours: Rights, Royalties and Resistance, a conversation between author, poet and rapper, Cadence Weapon (Rollie Pemberton) and author …