Massy Voices

Massy Voices is an ever evolving collection of book launches and talks that celebrate community voices and the stories they carry. Explore recordings from our previous events. 

Watch: Conversations with Khahtsahlano: As We Knew Him

On Thursday, January 26 at 7pm, 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

Watch: Another Way to Split Water by Alycia Pirmohamed

Join Massy Arts Society, Massy Books and Birlinn Ltd for the launch of Alycia Pirmohamed’s debut collection, Another Way to Split Water. This lyrical exploration offers stories told and retold, how ancestral memory reforms and transforms and the imagined and reimagined. Joined by Isabella Wang, author of Pebble Swing (Nightwood Editions) and poet ALHS, the three will offer meditations and

Watch: Strange Beasts & Good Citizens

Massy Arts Society presents Rachel Rose, author of the Giller-longlisted story collection, The Octopus Has Three Hearts (Douglas & McIntyre), and Maria Reva, author of Good Citizens Need Not Fear (Knopf Canada), in conversation with Renée Sarojini Saklikar, author of Bramah and the Beggar Boy (Nightwood Editions), for a virtual event in celebration of their

Watch: A Natural History of Transition

This co-presentation with Metonymy Press and Elliott Bay Book Company celebrates  of the launch of Callum Angus’ debut short story collection, A Natural History of Transition. The author is joined by special guests Hazel Jane Plante and Corinne Manning. A Natural History of Transition is a collection of short stories that disrupts the notion that trans people

Watch: The Bridge Book Launch with Keith Maillard

Author Keith Maillard is hosted by Lynne Quarmby and joined by special guests Andrea Bennett, Edward Carson, Lee Shedden and Debbie Willis for the launch of ‘The Bridge’, published by Freehand Books. About the Bridge: As a child, Keith Maillard asked his mother and grandmother, over and over again, “Am I a boy, or am

Watch: The Colour of God Book Launch with Ayesha Chaudhry and Sarah Munawar

Canada Research Chair in Religion, Law and Social Justice Ayesha S. Chaudhry in conversation with Sarah Munawar. They discuss writing in community, decentering whiteness in storytelling, embodiment, and more. About ‘The Colour of God’: This is the story of a child raised in Canada by parents who embraced a puritanical version of Islam to shield

Watch: Satellite Love with Genki Ferguson and Kevin Chong

In celebration of the launch of Satellite Love, author Genki Ferguson is in conversation with special guest Kevin Chong, author of The Plague, where they discuss relationships to technology, Japanese literature, process, and more.

The Massy Voices concept was created by three OCAD University students, Amani Msatouk, Jasmine Fischer and Tai Tyler Nguyen.