Award-winning poet Dana Robbins, originally of Teaneck, is among the readers at “Word Medicine” by the Russell Road Writers, at the Cornelia Street Café. Ms. Robbins, who had a stroke at 23 and writes about her experiences, will read from her book of poetry, “The Left Side of My Life.” Her poetry has appeared in many publications, including the Jewish Women’s Literary Annual and the Examined Life Journal of the Carver College School of Medicine of the University of Iowa. She has spoken to pastoral students at the Jewish Theological Seminary in New York City. 29 Cornelia St. (212) 989-9319.