the past three months have been a w h i r l w i n d, our little picnic-basket-we-call-one-pot has missled down in nyc several times, landed in la for multiple explosions, ignited a cruise ship on the open seas, started a small fire on a quiet caribbean island, gathered combat veterans in the hills outside of san diego, and erected several trenches in the embrace of san francisco. we could easily write several volumes. the sheer joy at these tables has been crushing, in a good way.
tomorrow night, one pot comes home. we are so tired we can only copy and paste... from our newsletter.
tomorrow night. join me. i will cook. you will share pots of food with renowned writer and scholar sharifa rhodes-pitts. we originally thought that this would be better as a symposium, but at the final hour we are changing gears and lengthening the table, and making this a communal feast. the table and the conversation will be fortified by the likes of charles mudede, sandra jackson-dumont, and nick licata.
i have ten seats left. get 'em here:https://www.brownpapertickets.
more info on sharifa below:
Penthouse Symposium / One Pot Dinner.
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts, author of Harlem is Nowhere. April 20th. 7pm.
In Conversation with Nick Licata, Charles Mudede, and Sandra Jackson-Dumont. Food prepared by Michael Hebb / www,onepot.org.
"This is a lovely book about the romance-and dangers-of bibliophily...Beguiling." Zadie Smith
Topic: Sharifa's new book: Harlem is Nowhere: A Journey to the Mecca of Black America.
$40/person, includes a hearty dinner prepared by michael hebb/one pot and a copy of Harlem is Nowhere.. Tickets available here: https://www.brownpapertickets.
Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is a writer whose work has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, Harper's, The Nation, Boston Globe, Transition, and Times Literary Supplement. She has received awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from Houston, Texas, she graduated in 2000 from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. Sharifa is writing a trilogy on African-Americans and utopia; her first book, Harlem is Nowhere, will be published in 2011 by Little, Brown & Company.
"Rhodes-Pitts is one of that rare breed of writer who, on the strength of her hypnotic voice and idiosyncratic thinking, can turn ever sentence into a crooked finger, impossible to resist." Laura Miller, Salon.com
"It makes a startling, alive sound, one you cock your head at an angle to hear...Ms. Rhodes-Pitts drops us inside her wide-scanning cranium as she searches for her own version of Harlem..." Dwght GARNER, New York Times
More about Harlem is Nowhere below...
NPR, Talk of the Nation
The HARLEM IS NOWHERE mixtape, by DJ Rupture, featuring Shabazz Palaces!