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Book Launch / “Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists” by Nevada Christianson

On Tuesday, March 1st at 5pm, join Massy Arts, and Métis artist Nevada Christianson for the in-person launch of her book: "Métis Now: Elders, Artists, and Activists" (2022, Hemlock Press). The publication is a collection of digital illustrations that investigate portraiture as a form of activism to shine a light on inspiring members of the Indigenous community.

Massy Reads / On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film

Tuesday, March 1st at 6pm, join Massy Books, Massy Arts and UBC's Public Humanities Hub for the virtual event "Massy Reads / On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film", a conversation between authors Kyle Frackman, Ervin Malakaj, and Christopher Rea.

Massy Interviews / Cynthia Dewi Oka

To celebrate Cynthia Dewi Oka’s book launch, Hari Alluri interviews the author for Massy Books, discussing her process, reading again on these lands after 10 years, and the entwinement of care in art and political change.

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.

Massy Interviews / D Fretter

To celebrate the many sides of poetry and spoken word, Massy Arts interviews D Fretter, debating how art can be a space for dialogue about self-love, and addressing art as a form of freedom for BIPOC LGBTQ+ youths.

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.

Arts Residency / IndigiNow

November 2022 to March 2023, Massy Arts Gallery will host IndigiNow, an arts residency program for emerging Indigenous visual artists, interdisciplinary artists, performers, and poets. Interested applicants are invited to submit residency proposals that explore contemporary approaches to Indigenous cultural practices.

Massy Interviews / Karen Moe

To celebrate Karen Moe’s visionary book launch, Rafael Zen interviews the writer for Massy Arts, discussing how not only violence against women, but all exploitation, is a natural result of patriarchal hierarchy, and how power (and maintaining one’s ability to take) also necessitates violence.