Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Readings Alert: Michael Ondaatje

Still coughing up a lung, but alas, the guilt got the better of me and I tottered into work today, only to sorely regret it. But I have a handy bottle of orange DayQuil sitting on my desk, and I've been chugging that thing like it were a bottle of tequila (tastes only slightly better than one).

Anyway this is a reminder of the Michael Ondaatje reading coming up at the AAWW. It's okay. You don't need to be Asian. Asian people don't bite (nor will they kungfu your ass or anything like it, despite favored media portrayals). So feel free. I'd go but I'm taking a roadtrip up north with my mom that day to watch the leaves change color (no really).

Copied from the email I recieved in my inbox today:

An Evening with Michael Ondaatje
Thursday, October 25, 2007
6-7:30 pm Private VIP cocktail party ($100)
7:30 pm General public reading, Q&A and booksigning ($15)
Tickets at 212.494.0061

@ Moti Hasson Gallery
535 West 25th Street (btwn 10th and 11th Avenues)
Chelsea art gallery district, Manhattan

The Asian American Writers' Workshop presents an exclusive event featuring Michael Ondaatje, award-winning author of The English Patient (Knopf, 1992), Anil's Ghost (Knopf, 2000), poetry collection Handwriting (Knopf, 2000) and other major, internationally-renowned works. Michael has selected and will read from his favorite passages, including his latest novel, Divisadero (Knopf, 2007), and will discuss the impact of film, mixed media and moving images on his writing. Audience Q&A to follow.

Ticket info:

VIP and general tickets may be purchased only over the telephone with a credit card through the Workshop. Please call 212-494-0061. Tickets will be held at the door under your name. A limited number of student tickets are available for purchase in-person, in advance with current ID for $7 at the Workshop (Tuesday - Friday, 12 noon - 7pm). There will be no tickets available at the door as we will sell out. All proceeds from the event support the Workshop, a 501(c)(3) non-profit literary arts organization.This event is offered in partnership with The Consulate General of Canada - New York, The Rema Hort Mann Foundation and Moti Hasson Gallery.For more information or to purchase tickets, please call the Workshop at 212.494.0061 or click

My favorite part of this whole email is where they say "there will be no tickets available at the door because we'll sell out". Confident! Hahahaha.

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