Join multidisciplinary artist Vivek Shraya for an initial launch and reading of her most recent publication People Change (2022). The programme will take place on the ground floor of MOCA within Jeffrey Gibson’s installation I AM YOUR RELATIVE. In addition to her adult publications, Shraya is also the author of THE BOY & THE BINDI (2016), which can be found in the MOCA children’s book collection located within the shelves of Gibson’s exhibition structures.
Shraya’s work has been widely recognized for crossing the boundaries and constraints of music, literature, visual art, theatre, and film. Her bestselling book I’m Afraid of Men was heralded by Vanity Fair as “cultural rocket fuel,” and her album Part-Time Woman was nominated for the Polaris Music Prize. The founder of the publishing imprint VS. Books, Shraya is a seven-time Lambda Literary Award finalist. She’s been a brand ambassador for MAC Cosmetics and Pantene. She is a director on the board of the Tegan and Sara Foundation and an assistant professor of creative writing at the University of Calgary. She’s currently adapting her debut play, How to Fail as a Popstar, for television with the support of CBC.
Following her talk, Vivek will be signing copies of her books. Books will be available for purchase by Another Story Bookshop.
Praise for People Change
“People Change is a profoundly honest, insightful, and deeply generous invitation to examine our relationship with change, our love of it and our fear of it. With wit and vulnerability, Shraya touches on themes that show up in all our lives and ultimately asks us to reinvent how we relate to the constant that is change.”
—Elliot Page, actor and producer