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Offsite Sales: Mallory Tater’s The Birth Yard Book Launch

March 7 @ 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Please join Mallory Tater

for the launch of The Birth Yard, her debut novel published by HarperCollins Canada.


Celebrate a matinée of readings by writers

Adèle Barclay & Rachel Jansen—

an excerpt of The Birth Yard read by Mallory Tater—

a performance by Brunch Comedy duo—

Event hosted by Fainting Couch Feminist Podcaster Mica Lemiski—

Books for Sale by the wonderful Massy Books!!


To attend this event, please click the link below to RSVP and order your complimentary tickets as there is limited capacity at the venue. As per the theatre’s protocol, entrance is by ticket only.



Drink sales inside the theatre by donation (sparkling water, wine, beer). All proceeds will go toward the afternoon’s guest performers.

All food and drink by Havana can be enjoyed before or after the event in the adjacent restaurant. Make a reservation to ensure your group gets a table.


This event will take place on the traditional, ancestral, and unceded Indigenous territories of the ʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish), and sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) First Nations.


Accessibility Info:

This venue has a wheelchair specific entrance, with no ramps or steps. The venue likes to do pre-seating for wheelchairs, so please arrive early if possible. There are two turns at the entrance to the venue (The hallway measures 60” / 152.5 cm across), and the bathrooms are easily accessible. Parking can be found on the nearby streets, as there are no wheelchair specific parking spaces near the entrance to this venue.


Performer Bios:

ADÈLE BARCLAY’s writing has appeared in Vallum, The Heavy Feather Review, glitterMOB, The Pinch, Cosmonauts Avenue, The Puritan, PRISM international, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and the 2016 Walrus Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her debut poetry collection, If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, (Nightwood, 2016) won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. Her second collection of poetry, Renaissance Normcore, was recently published by Nightwood Editions. She was Arc Magazine’s 2018-19 Poet in Residence and Canadian Women in Literary Arts 2016 Critic in Residence. She is an editor at Rahila’s Ghost Press and the 2020 Writer in Residence at the University of the Fraser Valley.


RACHEL JANSEN lives and writes on the unceded territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations. Her writing has appeared in Maisonneuve, Room Magazine, Geist, The Antigonish Review, Maclean’s, The Outline, among others. She has been long-listed for Event Magazine’s Nonfiction Contest, The Edna Staebler Personal Essay Contest, and has received nominations for a Journey Prize and National Magazine Award.


BRUNCH is an award winning sketch and improv duo from Vancouver, B.C., comprised of Allie Entwistle and Kerri Donaldson. They’ve performed at All Jane Comedy fest, Portland Sketch Fest, Montreal SketchFest, Toronto Sketch Comedy Festival, JFL NorthWest & Edmonton’s Improvaganza, to name a few.

“The Vancouver, BC, two-piece (Allie Entwistle and Kerri Donaldson) blew me away at last year’s fest” – Portland Mercury

“Brunch was new to me but they stood out as my favourite new discoveries of the festival” – My Entertainment World


MICA LEMISKI is a writer, jingle-writer, and podcast host. She is a regular contributor to Vice and has also published with The Walrus, Maisonneuve, SAD Mag, Montecristo, and others. She writes jewellery descriptions to earn her keep and is working on a memoir about coming of age as a millennial gal.


MALLORY TATER’s poetry and fiction have been published in literary magazines across Canada and shortlisted for several awards. She was the recipient of the 2016 Young Buck Poetry Prize. Her first book of poetry is This Will Be Good (Book*Hug Press 2018). She is the founder of Rahila’s Ghost Press, which publishes limited-edition poetry chapbooks. She lives in Vancouver with her husband where she teaches at The University of British Columbia. The Birth Yard is her first novel.


About The Birth Yard:

“With enough exquisite detail to draw a provocative landscape paired with fast-paced action, The Birth Yard had me up all night. Mallory Tater has built an intricate and devious world and then walked us directly into the middle of it. Thankfully, she has also given us the strong and conflicted Sable Ursu to walk us back out.”

– Cherie Dimaline, bestselling author of The Marrow Thieves and Empire of Wild




March 7
3:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Havana Theatre
1212 Commercial Drive
Vancouver, BC V5L 3X4 Canada
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(604) 253-9119