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Spoken Interludes


A salon for stories since 1996. All shows open to the public.

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Friday, February 8th, 2018

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New York Times best-selling writer, TV personality, journalist & popular speaker, LEE WOODRUFF, reads her essay from On Being 40(ish). “Lee Woodruff is a modern day truth-teller. She is a laugh-out-loud funny, complex, contradictory, compassionate sister in the struggles and sweet successes of contemporary motherhood, sisterhood and wife-dom.” – Jamie Lee Curtis – Actress, Director and Author” 

Emmy Nominated Business Analyst for _CBS News, NPR Guest & host of radio’s Jill on Money,  JILL SCHLESINGER, reads from her new book, The Dumb Things Smart People Do with Their Money: 13 Ways to Right Your Financial Wrongs.“ Common sense is not always common, especially when it comes to managing your money. Consider Jill Schlesinger’s book your guide to all the things you should know about money but were never taught. After reading it, you’ll be smarter, wiser, and maybe even wealthier.” – Chris Guillebeau – author of Side Hustle and The $100 Startup 

New York Times’ blockbuster bestselling writers, GREER HENDRICKS and SARAH PEKKANEN read from their new novel, An Anonymous Girl. “Amazon’s Best of January, People Magazine’s Book of the Week, InStyle’s 7 Books You Should Resolve to Read, and on more “Best of” Lists. “Slickly twisty [with] gasp-worthy final twists…major league suspense.” Publishers Weekly (starred review)

Friday, March 8th

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Bestselling writer, DANI SHAPIRO, reads from her new memoir, INHERITANCE. “With Inheritance, Dani Shapiro tells a startling story of origins – their deep reach and their lasting reverberations. This book reads like a beautiful, lived novel, moving and personal and true.” – Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion “For all the trauma that the discovery put her through, Shapiro recognizes that what she had experienced was ‘a great story’ – one that has inspired her best book.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Acclaimed author, BORIS FISHMAN, reads from his new memoir – One of Booklist’s Must Read Nonfiction picks of 2019 – SAVAGE FEAST: THREE GENERATIONS, TWO CONTINENTS, AND A DINNER TABLE (a memoir with recipes) “This delightful, recipe-filled memoir from novelist Fishman follows his Jewish family – and their richly-described dinner tables – across three generations, from 1945 Belarus to 2017 Brooklyn…Fishman’s immigrant saga masterfully evokes a family that survives, united by food…There’s a large web of characters and anecdotes, but Fishman grounds the narrative with his witty prose and well-translated family recipes.” (Publishers Weekly)


Award-winning writer, MAURA ROOSEVELT (FDR’s great-granddaughter) reads from her debut novel, BABY OF THE FAMILY “Roosevelt’s debut reveals a sure hand, an eye for detail, and a keen sense of the absurd, and her affection for Brooke, Shelley, and Nick shines through as they fumble their way toward wisdom.” -Booklist (starred review) “Baby of the Family is a masterpiece, and gripping, and Maura Roosevelt is the realest of deals. You’ll love how big it is, and how thrilling.” – Darin Strauss, NBCC – winning author of Half a Life
Friday, April 12th, 2018

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_New York Time’s_ bestselling, award-winning writer ANDRE DUBUS III reads from his new novel, GONE SO LONG. “Gone So Long is an astonishment. I love this book so much, the humanity in it. I love every single person in it, they are so real, these people ― I know them and love them all. I wept for them, I did. Dubus is just so good and real and true, he doesn’t pull one sentimental punch the whole time―extraordinary. I thought about those people as I was walking down the sidewalk, and they are inside me as well, not just thoughts that go by. I love this book to pieces.” – Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize – winning author of Olive Kitteridge.

Award-winning writer, ARIEL LEVY reads from her memoir, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY – ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Vogue, Time, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, Library Journal, NPR  “Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”—Cheryl Strayed “Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”—David Sedaris

Acclaimed-writer EVA HAGBERG FISHER reads from her debut memoir, HOW TO BE LOVED: A MEMOIR OF LIFESAVING FRIENDSHIP. An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book, A Rumpus Most Anticipated of 2019, Nylon’s “50 Best Books to Read in 2019” “Fisher recounts the harrowing fallout of the rupture of an undiscovered mass in her brain at age 30, as well as the people — a few friends in particular — who helped bring her back to herself.” – Entertainment Weekly

Friday, May 15th, 2018

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Award-winning, New York Times bestselling, The New Yorker  writer, ADAM GOPNIK, launches his new book, A THOUSAND SMALL SANITIES: THE MORAL ADVENTURE OF LIBERALISM, with us. Join us for Adam’s first event to celebrate his new book.

Acclaimed, bestselling writer, JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ, reads from his new novel, THE RED DAUGHTER. In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of the infamous Soviet despot Joseph Stalin, abruptly abandoned her life in Moscow in 1967, arriving in New York to throngs of reporters and a nation hungry to hear her story. By her side is Peter Horvath, a young lawyer sent by the CIA to smuggle Svetlana into America. John Burnham Schwartz’s father was the young lawyer who escorted Svetlana Alliluyeva. Drawing upon private papers and years of extensive research, Schwartz imaginatively re-creates the story of an extraordinary, troubled woman’s search for a new life and a place to belong, in the powerful, evocative prose that has made him an acclaimed author of literary and historical fiction. “A fine and generous portrait of Stalin’s daughter – a difficult, complicated, and deeply sympathetic woman. I read his novel in a single great draught. The Red Daughter is a lustrous book.” – Lauren Groff

Friday, June 12th, 2018

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Award-winning, New York Times bestselling journalist and author, GEORGE PACKER, reads from his new book, OUR MAN: RICHARD HOLBROOK AND THE END OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY

Produced by DeLauné Michel

All shows at
RIVERVIEW
1 Warburton Ave

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706

Dinner 6:00 – 7:30 pm (arrive anytime)
Spoken Interludes 7:30 – 8:30 pm (writers read with Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm

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Dinner & Reading – $30.00 cash at the door.
Admission price goes to caterer and venue. Spoken Interludes makes no money from events.

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

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“…a cozy, inspiring evening. As calendar editor, I recommend this highly.”
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“It’s so nice to feel part of a community in the big urban sprawl we call L.A. Spoken Interludes feels very New York-ish.”
Ann Magnuson, actress/writer“What an absolutely beautiful evening! I just love it.”
Carolyn See, award-winning writer

 

 

 

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