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LOTE author Shola von Reinhold in conversation with Sruti Islam
May 5, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree
Metonymy Press is proud to be publishing the Canadian edition of Shola von Reinhold’s award-winning debut novel LOTE. Join the Glasgow-based author for a reading followed by a conversation with Montreal bookseller, writer, and Weird Era podcast co-host Sruti Islam.
This lavish work lays bare, through ornate, layered prose, the gaps and faultlines in the archive. Through obsessive research on an overlooked Black modernist poet, the narrator buckles under the vacuousness of the art world and also curates a queer historical scene, breaking it open and reveling in it.
As Sruti writes for the Montreal Review of Books, “Shola von Reinhold celebrates embellishment, extravagance, and not only ‘feeling seen’ but being placed centre stage—demanding to be perceived despite a social insistence to remain hidden.”
This event is a co-presentation with Blue Metropolis Festival and the Weird Era Podcast.