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.
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
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
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
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
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
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
Exhibiting artist Nicholas Tay is in conversation with Massy Arts Curator Emily Dundas Oke to share insights into his multi-media practice.
Peter Quartermain launches his long-awaited Growing Dumb: An Autobiography of an English Education (Zat-So Productions 2021) with readings by friends.
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.
Meredith Quartermain is joined by guests Shazia Hafiz Ramji and Rahat Kurd for a poetry reading, followed by a Q and A.