Nuyorican in the House!

The other day, I was upset with my brother and he called me really early in the morning and recited a poem on my voicemail – one of his own. Of course, I couldn’t stay angry with him after that – my little brother, the budding poet.

I advised him to go check out my old haunt the Nuyorican Poets Cafe and today while checking out the website I was really delighted to discover that there’s going to be a huge Nuyorican Poets Cafe 3rd Millenium Celebration at Townhall. I got us tickets immediately.

In my email today, I got one from the Strand and there are some can’t be missed events coming up:

Tuesday, April 29 7:00PM
Sherman Alexie and Peter Cameron in Discussion

Elizabeth Devereaux, the Children’s Reviews Editor at Publishers Weekly, will moderate a discussion, between Sherman Alexie, author of The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian and Peter Cameron, author of Someday This Pain Will Be Useful to You, focusing on the experience of writing for both young adult and trade audiences.

Wednesday, April 30 7:00PM
Jhumpa Lahiri
Unaccustomed Earth

From the best-selling, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, eight dazzling stories that take us from Cambridge and Seattle to India and Thailand as they explore the secrets at the heart of family life. Jhumpa Lahiri’s debut collection of stories,
Interpreter of Maladies, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize, the PEN/Hemingway Award and The New Yorker Debut of the Year. Her novel The Namesake was a New York Times Notable Book, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist and was selected as one of the best books of the year by USA Today and Entertainment Weekly. Ms. Lahiri will read and discuss her latest work with us. This event is co-hosted by the South Asian Journalists Association.

Even though the weather today was on fire, I unfortunately felt really ill – a combo of sinuses, fever, new diet, not enough caffeine and who knows what else. My coworker offered to show me a new sushi spot to cheer me up or perhaps bribe me to leave the office, miso soup sounded like the perfect remedy so I went and I’m so glad I did! I’m not lying when I say – I was really impressed by Yushi Bento Bar.

The food was fresh, delicious and arranged really adorably and cutely packaged, while a bit on the expensive side (I can’t really complain because cheap sushi doesn’t sound safe)! I’m such a dork I even took a pic of my bento box, the soy sauce and salad dressing came in vials (too cute).

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