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Tess Liem and Guests at Massy Books

July 18 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

**Update – moved to July 18th!**

Join us July 18th for an evening of poetry with Tess Liem and guests Adèle Barclay, David Ly, and Shazia Hafiz-Ramji.

July 18th//7pm
Free Entry

Tess Liem is a queer writer living in Montreal, Tiotia:ke, the traditional territory of the Mohawk nation. She is the author of the chapbook Tell everybody I say hi (Anstruther 2017) and her writing has appeared in Plenitude, Room Magazine, PRISM, Best Canadian Poetry 2018 and elsewhere. Her essay “Rice Cracker” won the Constance Rooke Creative Nonfiction Prize in 2015.

Shazia Hafiz is the author of Port of Being (Invisible Publishing), a finalist for the 2019 BC Book Prizes (Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize) and Gerald Lampert Memorial Award. It was named by CBC as a best Canadian poetry book of 2018 and received the Robert Kroetsch Award for Innovative Poetry. Shazia’s writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Poetry Northwest, Best Canadian Poetry 2019, Music & Literature and Quill & Quire. She is at work on a novel.

Adèle Barclay is the author of If I Were in a Cage I’d Reach Out for You, which won the 2017 Dorothy Livesay Poetry Prize. She is the recipient of the 2016 Lit POP Award for Poetry and The Walrus’ 2016 Readers’ Choice Award for Poetry and has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Her poems have appeared in Vallum, Cosmonauts Avenue, Room Magazine, The Puritan, Heavy Feather Review, glitterMOB, The Fiddlehead and elsewhere. She is Arc Magazine’s 2018-19 Poet in Residence and an editor at Rahila’s Ghost Press.

David Ly’s poems have appeared in publications such as The /temz/ Review, Prism international, Pulp Literature, The Maynard, The Puritan, and forthcoming in carte blanche. He is author of the chapbook Stubble Burn and the forthcoming full-length poetry collection Mythical Man. He responds well to GIFs of Michael Fassbender on Twitter @dlylyly.

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.


July 18
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm