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Spoken Interludes Shows
A salon for stories since 1996
All shows open to the public

Shows in Westchester County, NY:




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Shows do sell out; please make reservations early

Tables of 8 or more may be reserved for book clubs.


Wednesday, March 25th

Garth Stein
Garth Stein

Bestselling writer Garth Stein reads from his new novel, A Sudden Light

("I devoured A Sudden Light, a grand, gorgeous, multi-generational epic of the Pacific Northwest. Garth Stein has given us another singular, soulful, and wise narrator for the ages, who tells us a story full of mystery and yearning. I adored this book." -Maria Semple, New York Times bestselling author of Where'd You Go, Bernadette)




Roger Rosenblatt
Roger Rosenblatt

Bestselling writer Roger Rosenblatt reads from his new book, The Book of Love: Improvisations on a Crazy Little Thing

("While plenty of writers have tried their hand at capturing the improvisational brilliance of jazz, with varying degrees of success, Rosenblatt's wanderings with the subject of love are like Coltrane at the Village Vanguard. When you hear it, you know." Kirkus Reviews "[This book] could probably be read in one sitting, but it's too clever, and it dashes here and there, and for many such reasons, it's a book to savor. Moreover, it can be opened and read at nearly any point. For Rosenblatt--wittily, urbanely, wholeheartedly--is in love Booklist)


Sonya Cobb
Sonya Cobb

Writer Sonya Cobb reads from her debut novel, The Objects of Her Affection.

("Similarly thrilling' to Gone Girl...Smart social commentary meets taut heist when mom Sophie dips her toe into the black market art world, just so her family can have a nice home." - Better Homes & Garden)






Event Information

At Riverview
One Warburton Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Directions

Supper Buffet 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 pm   (writers read from their work with a Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Catered by Chutney Masala

$25.00 in advance (up to 48 hours before the show)
This is non-refundable, and only valid for the show it was purchased for.
$30.00 at the door
Ticket price goes to Chutney Masala & Riverveiw. However, tickets must be paid for to see the show.

Reservations

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

To receive invitations for our spring and fall shows, please contact us.




Monday, April 13th

Ann Packer
Ann Packer

Best-selling, critically-acclaimed, award-winning writer Ann Packer reads from her new novel, The Children's Crusade

("In The Children's Crusade, Ann Packer flawlessly executes the most daring, difficult and exhilarating feat in the novelist's repertoire: to re-create the history of an era and a place through the history of one family, finding intimacy in the sweep of time and import in the nuance of everyday life, pulling it off with mastery, authority and all the passionate artistry that lovers of her work have come to expect." -Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Telegraph Avenue)


Blake Bailey
Blake Bailey

Award-winning, best-selling writer & renowned biographer,Blake Bailey reads from his memoir The Splendid Things We Planned: A Family Portrait

("Enthralling... Achingly honest...A fearless, deeply felt and often frightening book...[The Splendid Things We Planned] arrives at a certain undeniable truth about how we are capable of feeling love for people we would never choose to be around." New York Times Book Review "Captivating... Bailey maintains a lacerating tone, and examines with the coolness of a detective the staggering things that we can do to the people we love." -The New Yorker)


Jamie Malanowski
Jamie Malanowski

Award-winning writer & editor Jamie Malanowski reads from his new book, Commander Will Cushing: Daredevil Hero of the Civil War

("Like many war stories, the tale of the young and rebellious Commander Will Cushing was tucked away into the dusty archives of history. Jamie Malanowski skillfully resurrects Cushing's courageous adventures on the high seas during the Civil War in this action-packed page-turner. Beginning with Cushing's youthful pranks at the U.S. Naval Academy and culminating with his triumphant sinking of the Confederate CSS Albemarle, Commander Will Cushing is a must-read about a daring young soldier whose extraordinary achievements have earned him a place alongside America's most celebrated naval heroes." -Senator John McCain)



Event Information

At Riverview
One Warburton Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Directions

Supper Buffet 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 pm   (writers read from their work with a Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Catered by Chutney Masala

$25.00 in advance (up to 48 hours before the show)
This is non-refundable, and only valid for the show it was purchased for.
$30.00 at the door
Ticket price goes to Chutney Masala & Riverveiw. However, tickets must be paid for to see the show.

Reservations

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

To receive invitations for our spring and fall shows, please contact us.



Tuesday, May 5th

Sue Miller
Sue Miller

Best-selling, critically-acclaimed writer Sue Miller reads from her new novel, The Arsonist

(""Entertaining and highly readable . . . Miller's scenes are terrific. She is expert at moving people in and out of rooms in a visual and easy way [and] describing physical chemistry and attraction in a way that manages to avoid all cliché . . . Fantastic sizzle, both sexual and spiritual . . . A cracking good romance . . . Will keep you reading." Boston Globe "Subtle . . . Miller writes effectively about the tense underpinnings of a summer community . . . Full of Miller's signature intelligence about people caught between moral responsibility and a hunger for self-realization." -The New York Times Book Review)

Dan Harris
Dan Harris

Co-anchor of Nightline and the weekend editions of Good Morning America Dan Harris reads from his new book, 10% Happier: How I Tamed the Voice in My Head, Reduced Stress Without Losing My Edge, and Found Self-Help That Actually Works – A True Story

("An enormously smart, clear-eyed, brave-hearted, and quite personal look at the benefits of meditation that offers new insights as to how this ancient practice can help modern lives while avoiding the pitfall of cliché. This is a book that will help people, simply put. -Elizabeth Gilbert)





Dinaw Mengestu
Dinaw Mengestu

MacArthur Genius Grant winner, award-winning writer Dinaw Mengestu reads from his new book, All Our Names

("A subtle masterpiece." NPR "Deeply moving. Mengestu writes with poignancy and psychological precision. With great lyricism and ferocity." -The New York Times "Taut and swift with an abiding mystery driving it forward. One reads to the end with a kind of desperate intensity. Extraordinary." -The Boston Globe "Disarmingly tender. Finely calibrated. "-The Wall Street Journal)


Event Information

At Riverview
One Warburton Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Directions

Supper Buffet 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 pm   (writers read from their work with a Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Catered by Chutney Masala

$25.00 in advance (up to 48 hours before the show)
This is non-refundable, and only valid for the show it was purchased for.
$30.00 at the door
Ticket price goes to Chutney Masala & Riverveiw. However, tickets must be paid for to see the show.

Reservations

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

To receive invitations for our spring and fall shows, please contact us.



Monday, June 1st

Chris Bohjalian
Chris Bohjalian

Best-selling writer, Chris Bohjalian reads from his new novel, The Light in the Ruins

("Brilliantly crafted. . . . Will tear your heart out."-The Washington Post "Addictive, fast-paced. . . . Fling open the shutters. Settle in a comfortable chair. Lock the doors. Then turn to the first page of The Light in the Ruins and let the shadows in." -The Philadelphia Inquirer )







Marisa de los Santos
Marisa de los Santos

Bestselling writer Marisa de los Santos reads from her new novel, The Precious One

("The slow fracturing of each sister's perception of the other and the strong three-dimensional characters are exceptionally well crafted. ...de los Santos's characters' journeys are perfectly paced." -Publishers Weekly)







Lynn Schmeidler
Lynn Schmeidler

Poet and short story writer Lynn Schmeidler reads from one of her stories, Plural Like the Universe


("Composed of equal parts curiosity, compassion, and verve, Lynn Schmeidler's poems are searing portraits of the human mind in extremis. Weaves its stories with language both incisive and voluptuous..." -B.K. Fisher, winner of the 2011 T.S. Eliot Prize.)










Event Information

At Riverview
One Warburton Avenue
Hastings-on-Hudson, NY 10706
Directions

Supper Buffet 6:00 – 7:30 pm
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 pm   (writers read from their work with a Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm

Catered by Chutney Masala

$25.00 in advance (up to 48 hours before the show)
This is non-refundable, and only valid for the show it was purchased for.
$30.00 at the door
Ticket price goes to Chutney Masala & Riverveiw. However, tickets must be paid for to see the show.

Reservations

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

To receive invitations for our spring and fall shows, please contact us.



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Spoken Interludes in Los Angeles:

Monday, February 9th

Shows do sell out; please make reservations early



Paul Williams
Paul Williams

Oscar, Grammy, & Golden Globe winning songwriter Paul Williams reads from his new book, Gratitude & Trust: Six Affirmations That Will Change Your Life

("This amazing book is about a revolutionary concept-recovery for the non-addict, for those who have longed for what their recovering friends have: a spiritual path, healthy company, and a little light to see by. Paul Williams and Tracey Jackson have great insight into our shared problems, solutions, humanity, craziness, and dreams. Plus, they will make you laugh, and give you hope, that recovery-starting over-is for everyone who has imagined a life of immediacy, honesty, and joy." -Anne Lamott )


T. Jefferson Parker
T. Jefferson Parker

Award-winning, best-selling writer T. Jefferson Parker reads from his new novel, Full Measure: A Novel

("A tense and compelling drama of the wars without and the wars within-and of the flame of violence that burns through the American psyche." - T.C. Boyle
"Stunning . . . [Parker] has touched on the frustrations and complications of coming home from war, domestic gun violence, and the often fraught relationship between brothers set against the backdrop of California's avocado farms, fires, and floods. What a brave and daring writer." -Lisa See)


Jerry Stahl
Jerry Stahl

Novelist & screenwriter, Jerry Stahl reads from his new novel, Bad Sex on Speed: A Novel

("No one can make me laugh while kicking me down the dark tunnel of self like Jerry Stahl." -Marc Maron "A better-than-Burroughs virtuoso." -New Yorker "Jerry Stahl's writing will flip you-flip you for real." -Benicio Del Toro)




Alice Carbone
Alice Carbone

Author, performer, and podcast host Alice Carbone reads from her debut novel, The Sex Girl

("Reading Alice Carbone's mesmerizing new novel, Sex Girl, it is impossible not to think of earlier giants like Joan Didion, Lucinda Franks and Mary Gaitskil. In a raw confessional style, at once unsparing and fierce, the author lays bare the soul of a woman struggling toward redemption, even if it kills her. Sex Girl is a truly stunning read, by an author who, miraculously, lived to tell her tale." -Jerry Stahl)







at Amalfi Ristorante

143 North La Brea Avenue
Los Angeles, CA. 90036


Supper Buffet 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Spoken Interludes (writers read from their work with a Q&A) 7:30 - 8:30 pm
Book signing 8:30 - 9:00 pm

$30.00 at the door

Books sold by Book Soup

Reservations: rsvp@spokeninterludes.com



   



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