Feb. 2, 2011 Staff Report
Local scribes are going to be reading their work at Café Marlene next Wednesday, when a Queens-based cultural group launches it “Commas & Coffee” program.
The Q Note is sponsoring the program that will take place on Wednesday, Feb. 9, at 7 pm at Café Marlene (41-11 49thStreet) in Sunnyside. According to its billing, “If you’d like to hear local scribes muse on potential love gone awry (the memory-inducing theme is “It Could Have Been”) while tucking into a crepe and frothy cappuccino in the café’s glam cabaret space downstairs, RSVP to [email protected] ”
Meanwhile,Diane Kolack, a Sunnyside resident and a leader of the Queens Harvest Food Coop, has announced the formation of a local book club for those interested in food.
The group, open to all, will meet on the second Sunday afternoon of alternating months beginning Sunday March 13th, in Sunnyside. The group has yet to determine a meeting place.
Each meeting, the club will discuss a book with a food theme for 90 minutes. Book suggestions/choices will be made democratically by anonymous online survey.
Suggested titles for the first meeting include:
- My Life in France, by Julia Child
- Aphrodite: A Memoir of the Senses, by Isabel Allende
- Growing Up Empty: How Federal Policies Are Starving America’s Children, by Loretta Schwartz-Nobel
Participation is open to anyone who is interested in reading food-themed fiction and non-fiction books and discussing them together.
To RSVP (and vote for this month’s selection) or for more information, contact Diane Kolack, organizer, at [email protected]