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Hello Nice Man – Jaclyn Desforges and Guests

July 9 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join us for the celebration of Jaclyn Deforge’s first Chapbook, Hello Nice Man from Anstruther Press!

July 9//7pm
Free Entry

Hosted by David Ly
With Anjalika Rogers
Nicole Baute
and Shazia Hafiz Ramji

Jaclyn Desforges is a Pushcart-nominated writer, editor and workshop facilitator whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in The Fiddlehead, Contemporary Verse 2, Minola Review and others. Her first poetry chapbook, Hello Nice Man, was published by Anstruther Press in early 2019. Her first picture book, tentatively titled Why Are You So Quiet?, will be published by Annick Press and released in 2020. She is the winner of the 2018 RBC/PEN Canada New Voices Award for her short story “The Gall,” and is currently completing her MFA in creative writing at the University of British Columbia. Jaclyn co-founded CITADEL, an MFA alternative for emerging writers, with the poet Robin Richardson. She lives in Hamilton, Ontario.

Anjalika Rogers is Vancouver-based writer and former criminal lawyer. She is currently pursuing an MFA in creative writing at UBC and is at work on a novel set in Sri Lanka.

Nicole Baute grew up in Southwestern Ontario and has since lived in Toronto, Vancouver, and New Delhi, India. Her fiction and creative nonfiction have been published in Wigleaf, Joyland, carte blanche, Cleaver and River Teeth and last year she won The Pinch Literary Prize for Fiction. Nicole teaches creative writing online at Sarah Selecky Writing School and is a MFA candidate at the University of British Columbia.

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the author of Port of Being, a finalist for the 2019 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize and Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. Her writing has recently appeared in Poetry Northwest, Music & Literature, and Canadian Literature. She is at work on a novel.

This event is taking place on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tseil-Waututh Nations.

Massy Books’ downstairs event space is accessible! You can view the floorplan here: http://www.massybooks.com/accessibility/
Please feel free to reach out with any inquiries.

Massy Books is easily accessible by transit! Close to the 22, 3, 8 and 19 bus lines at Main and Georgia/Gore and Georgia. There is metered street parking along Georgia, or lot parking at the Sun Wah Centre around the corner (268 Keefer).


July 9
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm