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                           Spoken Interludes


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

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Friday, September 8th, 2017

New York Times bestselling author, Jane Green, reads from her new novel, The Sunshine Sisters
“No one understands complicated families like Jane Green. In The Sunshine Sisters, she uses her trademark warmth and wit to bring us a deeply engaging story of parents, siblings, and lovers alike. She is the undisputed queen of the beach read.” – Emma Straub, New York Times bestselling author of Modern Lovers.

New York Times bestselling author, Annabelle Gurwitch reads from her essay collection, Wherever You Go There They Are: Stories About My Family You Might Relate To
“A vivacious confessional… The memoir’s madcap joy is the entire Gurwitch clan of scenery chewers…With her moonshine-smuggling forebears and her brothel matron great-grandmother, Gurwitch joins the shell-shocked ranks of dysfunctional-family chroniclers Augusten Burroughs and Sean Wilsey.” – Natalie Beach, O Magazine

From the author of the beloved New York Times best-selling  The End of Your Life Book Club, Will Schwalbe reads from his new book, Books for Living
“I very much enjoyed it . . . inspiring and charming . . . Books, to Schwalbe, are our last great hope to keep us from spiraling into the abyss. It’s an old-fashioned thesis–that this ancient medium can save civilization–but I happen to agree. Books build compassion, they inspire reform. They remain, Schwalbe writes, ‘one of the strongest bulwarks we have against tyranny.’ And man, do we need bulwarks right now. Lots of bulwarks . . . Read Schwalbe’s book.” – A.J. Jacobs, The New York Times

Friday, October 13th, 2017

New York Times writer Virginia Heffernan reads from her new book, Magic and Loss: The Internet as Art
“In melding the personal with the increasingly universal, Heffernan delivers a highly informative analysis of what the Internet is – and can be. A thoroughly engrossing examination of the Internet’s past, present,and future” – Kirkus, Starred Review
“Heffernan is a gleeful trickster, a semiotics fan with an unabashed sweet tooth for pop culture…MAGIC BRINGS JOY [in this] enjoyable snapshot.”— The New York Times

Bestselling writer Ann Hood reads from her memoir, Morningstar: Growing Up With Books
“Poignant, touching, and enlightening. . . . Hood provides a new rich glimpse into an Italian American childhood. A treat for bibliophiles and readers of all genres.” – Library Journal
“Not many people could point with such specificity to books that have imparted valuable life lessons, and Hood shares beloved works with an affecting and inspiring reverence.” – Booklist

Critically-acclaimed writer and chef Michael Ruhlman reads from his new book, Grocery: The Buying and Selling of Food in America
“As fascinating as it is instructive, Ruhlman’s book digs deep into the world of how we shop and how we eat. It’s a marvelous, smart, revealing work.” – Susan Orlean, author of Rin Tin Tin: The Life and the Legend and The Orchid Thief.
“If you care about why we eat what we eat—and you want to do something about it—you need to read this absorbing, beautifully written book. It will change the way you shop.” – Ruth Reichl, author of My Kitchen Year

Friday, November 3rd, 2017

New York Times bestselling author  of The Happiness Project, and one of the most influential and thought-provoking writers on human nature, Gretchen Rubin reads from her new book The Four Tendencies: The Indispensable Personality Profiles That Reveal How to Make Your Life Better (and Other People’s Lives Better, Too)
“Gretchen Rubin has discovered a new framework for understanding ourselves and other people. When we know our Tendency, we can manage ourselves more effectively and reach our goals faster—and we can help others to do that, as well. As a researcher who has studied habits, addiction, and change for 20 years, I’m excited by the simplicity and power of The Four Tendencies as a tool for anyone seeking to make his or her life better. I am implementing this in my clinical programs to help people understand their Tendencies so they can change behaviors such as stress and emotional eating.” – Judson Brewer, MD, PhD (Questioner), author of The Craving Mind and associate professor in medicine and psychiatry at the University of Massachusetts Medical School

Debut novelist, Diana Harmon Asher reads from her novel, Sidetracked
“Oh, how you will love this seventh grader!  Joseph is a terrific boy who experiences the world differently from most. But before you take out your tissues for a good cry, know that Sidetracked is marvelously unpredictable. Joseph is bullied, ridden with anxiety, and terrorized by everything from loud noises to dust bunnies. But pressured into joining the middle school’s new cross-country team, he finds… Just read it! Diana Harmon Asher has written a witty, observant, and sensitive novel for kids, as well as a delight for the adults in their lives.” – Susan Isaacs, New York Times Bestselling Author

Award-winning writer Allison Gilbert reads from her new book, Passed and Present: Keeping Memories of Loved Ones Alive
“Passed and Present encourages us to remember in a whole new way. Allison Gilbert’s sensible, no-nonsense approach provides so many fresh ideas that readers will find inspiration on every page.” – Christina Baker Kline, New York Times bestselling author of Orphan Train.
“We all want to keep the memories of lost loved ones alive—but how? With tips on everything from transforming heirlooms to marking anniversaries, this lovely book can help.” – People magazine.
 

Produced by DeLauné Michel

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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

Reservations needed. Click here 

Dinner & Reading – $30.00 cash at the door
Admission price goes to restaurant and venue; Spoken Interludes makes no money from events
At 7:15, if seats are still available, you may attend the reading without dinner for $10.00, but we are unable to take reservations for those seats.

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

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Los Angeles Times

Best New Literary Salon
Westchester Magazine

Featured In
The New York Times
and
GQ Magazine

“It’s like a bedtime story for the soul.”
The Journal News

Los Angeles Magazine
Top Ten List

LA Weekly
Pick of the Week

“…a cozy, inspiring evening. As calendar editor, I recommend this highly.”
Venice Magazine

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Best Bet
Los Angeles Times

Best New Literary Salon
Westchester Magazine

Featured In
The New York Times
and
GQ Magazine

“It’s like a bedtime story for the soul.”
The Journal News

Los Angeles Magazine
Top Ten List

LA Weekly
Pick of the Week

“…a cozy, inspiring evening. As calendar editor, I recommend this highly.”
Venice Magazine

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More reviews!

 

“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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