Massy Reads Book Launch Series 2020-2022

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.

We will be releasing information soon about forthcoming Massy Reads events.

Massy Reads Book Launch Series: Video Playlist

UBC Scholars

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.

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Book Launches

April 12, 2022 | “Massy Reads: On Interdisciplinary Approaches to Film” with Dr. Kyle Frackman (CENES), Dr. Ervin Malakaj (CENES), and Dr. Christopher Rea (ASIA)

March 11, 2021 | “Massy Reads: Arts-based approaches to well-being education” with Dr. Derek Gladwin (LLED), Dr. George Belliveau (LLED), and Dr. Graham W. Lea (University of Manitoba)

January 20, 2021 | “Massy Reads: On Speculative Fiction” with Silvia Moreno-Garcia (STS), Dr. Kawika Guillermo/Christopher B. Patterson (GRSJ), and Dr. Patrick Moran (FHIS)

November 18, 2020 | “Massy Reads: On Interrogating the Colonial Frame” with Dr. David Gaertner (Institute for Critical Indigenous Studies) and Dr. Hannah Turner (iSchool)

September 22, 2020 | “Massy Reads: On Ethics, Rights and Democracy” with Prof. Joel Bakan (Law) and Dr. Kimberley Brownlee (Philosophy)