Join us for the book launch of the Arsenal Pulp Press edition of God Loves Hair by Vivek Shraya!
FEATURING friends/writers/artists reading their favourite story from God Loves Hair:
FARZANA DOCTOR (Six Metres of Pavement, Stealing Nasreen)
BRIAN FRANCIS (Natural Order, Fruit)
MAUREEN HYNES (Marrow, Willow, Harms Way)
FARRAH KHAN (Heartbeats: The IZZAT Project)
SHAUNGA TAGORE/SCORPIO RISING (Unapologetic Burlesque)
ELISHA LIM (100 Butches, 100 Crushes)
JULIANA NEUFELD (God Loves Hair, Treasure Hunter’s)
Glad Day Book Shop (the world’s oldest LGBTQ bookshop) will be selling books!
Co-sponsored by The Gladstone Hotel.
About GOD LOVES HAIR:
Vivek Shraya’s first book is a collection of twenty-one short stories following a tender, intellectual, and curious child as he navigates the complex realms of sexuality, gender, racial politics, religion, and belonging. Told with the poignant insight and honesty that only the voice of a young mind can convey, God Loves Hair is a moving and ultimately joyous portrait of the resiliency of youth.
About VIVEK SHRAYA:
Vivek Shraya is a multimedia artist, working in the mediums of music, performance, literature, and film. Winner of the We Are Listening International Singer/Songwriter Award, Vivek has released albums ranging from acoustic folk-rock to electro synth-pop. His most recent is Breathe Again, a tribute to the songs of R&B artist Babyface. His most recent film, What I LOVE about being QUEER, has expanded to include an online project and book with contributions from around the world. He lives in Toronto.