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Virtual Book Launch / Myriam Steinberg – Catalogue Baby

On Oct 28th (Thu) at 7pm, join author Myriam Steinberg - with co-host editor Trena White - for the online launch of her latest book, "Catalogue Baby - A Memoir of Infertility" (2021, Page Two Books).

Book Launch / How to Not Be Afraid of Everything by Jane Wong

On Oct 29th (Fri), at 5pm, join poet Jane Wong for the launch of her latest book: "How to Not Be Afraid of Everything" (2021, Alice James Books). At the event, Wong will read poems and have a talk with author Leanne Dunic about the themes of this recent book: vulnerable and tangled ways in which we articulate and reckon with fear: fear of intergenerational trauma, of toxic masculinity, of silenced and hidden histories.

Book Launch / Grace Eiko Thomson: Chiru Sakura (Falling Cherry Blossoms)

On Nov 04 (Thu), at 7pm, join Massy Arts Gallery & Heart of the City Festival for the launch of esteemed elder and activist Grace Eiko Thomson's new book: "Chiru Sakura / Falling Cherry Blossoms - A Mother & Daughter’s Journey through Racism, Internment and Oppression" (2021, Caitlin Press). The event will be hosted by artist and editor John Endo Greenaway.

Double Launch / Isabella Wang’s “Pebble Swing” and Ellie Sawatzky’s “None of This Belongs to Me”

On Nov 5th (Friday), at 6:30pm, join Massy Arts and Massy Books in a double literary launch: Isabella Wang's "Pebble Swing" (2021, Nightwood Editions) and Ellie Sawatzky's "None of This Belongs to Me" (2021, Nightwood Editions). Both authors will read passages from their works, and talk to the audience about their literary production. The event …

Poetry Talk / The works of Ellie Sawatzky and Isabella Wang

Massy Books and Massy Arts invited Sawatzky and Wang for an exclusive insight at their works, asking both authors to analyze each other's poetry in an intimate essay that revealed their perception of their writing process, and literary themes.

Concert / Tatsuya Nakatani @ Massy Arts Society

On Wednesday, Nov 10th at 6:30pm, join Massy Arts, the Powell Street Festival, and Diane Kadota Arts Management (DKAM) for an intimate solo performance by master of resonance and sound Tatsuya Nakatani.

Gallery Exhibition / “Moves” by Delaney Yvonne

From Nov 17th to Dec 14th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new exhibition: "Moves" by Vancouver-based artist Delaney Yvonne. The show - a pictorial exploration of body movement and expression using pen drawings and a striking colour palette.

Gallery Exhibition / “開 門 ( Open )” by Angela Lai

From Nov 17th to Dec 14th, the Massy Arts Gallery hosts a new window exhibition: “開 門 ( Open )” by Vancouver-based artist Angela Lai. The installation is a site-specific piece that utilizes discarded material from garments that have history from the artist's family, and relate to Chinatown. At the exhibition, the materials are arranged and pieced together to form a three-dimensional portrait of the neighborhood.

Book Launch / Beauty, Politics, Poetics: Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon in Conversation

On Nov 18th (Thursday), at 6pm, join Massy Arts in a literary double-launch: Beauty, Politics, Poetics: Rahat Kurd and Marguerite Pigeon in Conversation. At the event, Marguerite Pigeon's "The Endless Garment" (2021, Wolsak & Wynn) and Rahat Kurd's "The City that is Leaving Forever" (2021, Talon) will be introduced to the audience in an intimate conversation about their works and artistic processes.

Interview / Rahat Kurd + Marguerite Pigeon

Community Engagement Coordinator Rafael Zen interviews the authors on an exclusive talk for Massy Books, addressing poetry creation, personal writing processes, and the research behind their works.