Massy Reads is a Public Humanities Hub book launch series co-sponsored by Massy Arts Society, a local community arts hub, and Massy Books, an Indigenous-owned and -operated book store, art gallery, and community gathering space committed to local causes here in Vancouver.
Massy Reads events are open to the public and usually feature a moderated discussion with two or more UBC authors who have recently published books on a shared theme. The series aims to better communicate the work of UBC scholars, to frame their work within critical discussions, and to offer a more public platform for community members to engage in those discussions while supporting local organizations committed to equity, justice, and the public good.
This year’s schedule of events in this series is listed below.
Massy Reads Book Launch Series: Video Playlist
UBC faculty, staff, and students: do you have a book under contract? Would you like some help promoting it? We can help you advertise your book and organize a launch. Please let us know a bit more about your book by filling out this form, and we will be in touch with you.
April 12, 2022 | “Massy Reads: On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film” with Kyle Frackman (CENES), Ervin Malakaj (CENES), and Christopher Rea (ASIA)
March 11, 2021 | “Massy Reads: Arts-based approaches to well-being education” with Derek Gladwin (LLED), George Belliveau (LLED), and Graham W. Lea (University of Manitoba)
January 20, 2021 | “Massy Reads: On Speculative Fiction” with Silvia Moreno-Garcia (STS), Kawika Guillermo/Christopher B. Patterson (GRSJ), and Patrick Moran (FHIS)
November 18, 2020 | “Massy Reads: On Interrogating the Colonial Frame” with David Gaertner (Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies) and Hannah Turner (iSchool)
September 22, 2020 | “Massy Reads: On Ethics, Rights and Democracy” with Joel Bakan (Law) and Kimberley Brownlee (Philosophy)