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Carolyn See, award-winning writer



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

Shows in Westchester County, NY:




Westchester Magazine's Best Reading Series of the Decade


Shows do sell out; please make reservations early

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



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)

Charles-Dubow
Charles Dubow

Acclaimed writer Charles Dubow reads from his new novel, Girl in the Moonlight

("Dubow offers a heady, intoxicating tale. ... A story of the most interesting people you will ever know, told with style and verve."-Kirkus "An evocative and maddening tale of obsession. ... Beautifully descriptive. ... Questions about whether a person can change, or if we are all doomed to repeat the same mistakes time and time again, will be swirling through readers' minds." -Publishers Weekly)





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, Close Your Eyes, Hold Hands

("A compelling tale of loss, resilience, and transformation."
-The Boston Globe, "Pick of the Week"

"Suspenseful, provocative, often terrifying yet compassionate.... One of the most memorable teenage protagonists in recent fiction."
-The Washington Post )







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.






TUESDAY, JUNE 30TH

Gary-Hart
Gary Hart

American diplomat, politician, & commentator, Gary Hart reads from his new book, The Republic of Conscience, The Light in the Ruins

(Hart's impassioned plea for reform seeks to empower political compatriots to rethink the direction of U.S. governance, thus closing "the gap between promise and performance." A proactive appeal to restore confidence in the American republic. -Kirkus)




Anna-Holmes
Anna Holmes

Award-winning writer, New York Times columnist & founder of Jezebel Anna Holmes reads from her essay from the new book, Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed: 16 Writers on the Decision Not to Have Kids

("In this thoughtful, hilarious, gorgeously written collection oforiginal essays by anything-but-the-usual-suspects, a taboo subject (has been) turned inside out so that we see the seams, the stitching, and the bloody guts of one of the most personal and complex decisions any of us can ever make. This is a wonderful book." -Dani Shapiro, author of Still Writing and Devotion: A Memoir)





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:

Sunday, June 14th in Los Angeles

Shows do sell out; please make reservations early



Jerry Stahl
Jerry Stahl

Novelist & screenwriter, Jerry Stahl reads from his collection, O.G. Dad - Weird Shit Happens When You Don't Die Young

("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)



Bernard-Cooper
Bernard Cooper

Award-winning writer Bernard Cooper reads from his new book, My Avant-Garde Education: A Memoir

("We could all use an avant-garde education. If it's too late for you, please read My Avant-Garde Education. Bernard Cooper is one of the funniest writers I know, and like all the best humor, his work is tinged with the darker streams of life." -Rachel Kushner, author of The Flamethrowers )




Rachel-Howzell-Hall
Rachel Howzell Hall

Critically-acclaimed writer Rachel Howzell Hall reads from her new novel, Skies of Ash

("A fresh voice in crime fiction. Fast, funny, heartbreaking and wise.." -Lee Child, New York Times bestselling author)







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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