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Reading Series: Of(f) the Mountain

January 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“Of(f) the Mountain: A Reading Series” series, which takes place on Burnaby Mountain and off, seeks to connect three communities: SFU’s Graduate Program, SFU’s greater academic and literary communities, and the Lower Mainland’s greater literary community through free, accessible literary events.

Join us on January 17th at Massy Books for the latest event in the series, featuring Shazia Hafiz Ramji, award-winning author of the poetry collection Port of Being, and Arleen Paré, winner of the Governor General’s Poetry Prize and CBC’s Bookie Prize.

Arleen Paré is a Victoria writer. She has 5 collections of poetry, two of which are cross-genre. She has been short-listed for the BC Dorothy Livesay BC Award for Poetry and she has won the U.S. Golden Crown Award for Lesbian Poetry, the Victoria Butler Book Prize, a CBC Bookie Award, and a Governor Generals’ Award for Poetry. Her newest collection of poetry will be
released in April 2020 by Talon Books.

Shazia Hafiz Ramji is the author of Port of Being, a finalist for the 2019 Vancouver Book Award, 2019 BC Book Prizes, the Gerald Lampert Memorial Award, and winner of the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. CBC recently named her as a “writer to watch” and picked Port of Being as one of the best Canadian poetry books of 2018. Her poetry has recently appeared in Best Canadian Poetry 2019, THIS magazine, and is forthcoming in Maisonneuve. Her essays have recently appeared in Canadian Literature and Carte Blanche, and her fiction has appeared in subTerrain and The Humber Literary Review. She is a columnist for Open Book and is at work on a novel.

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

The event will begin at 7 pm at Massy Books (229 E Georgia St).

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).


January 17
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


Massy Books
229 E. Georgia St.
Vancouver, British Columbia V6A1Z6 Canada