World Literature Today to Host Launch Party for Music and Lit Issue

August 21, 2018

World Literature Today Launch Party, Friday Sept. 14, 6-8 pm. The Depot: Norman, Oklahoma

We will be hosting a launch party to celebrate our forthcoming music issue at the historic Norman train depot on Friday, Sept. 14, 6-8pm. The event will coincide with the 2nd Friday Art Walk taking place at The Depot and elsewhere in downtown Norman that evening. Hors d’oeuvres and beverages will be served, and discounted copies of the issue will be for sale.

Highlights from the evening include:

  • Rob Vollmar, WLT’s book review editor and a seasoned veteran of the local music scene, will play an acoustic guitar set.
  • Additional music for the evening will consist of a curated mix of vinyl and a Spotify playlist tied directly to the poetry, short stories, interviews, and essays in the issue.
  • The original watercolor by Norman artist Roshni Robert, which illustrates Faroe Islands writer Sólrún Michelsen’s story “Summer with Halla,” will be on display.

In addition to the Lusterlit interview, the lineup from the issue includes an excerpt from Kevin Simmonds’s verse biography about legendary soprano Leontyne Price, jazz poetry from Ethiopia, Creole-language poetry from Martinique, an essay on Canadian singer-songwriter Amelia Curran, a “soca fugue” poem and other verse by American poet Samantha Thornhill, a trio of piano-inspired stories and another trio of recommended rock operas, a recommended reading list, plus, last but not least, a city profile of Prince’s Minneapolis.

The Depot is located at 200 S. Jones Ave. in Norman. For more information or accommodations on the basis of disability, contact the WLT offices at 405-325-4531.