Upcoming Events

 

                           Spoken Interludes


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

SHOWS DO SELL OUT
Please make reservations early 
 

Friday, May 12th, 2017

Editor of The New York Times Book Review & writer, Pamela Paul, reads from her memoir, My Life with Bob: Flawed Heroine Keeps Book of Books; Plot Ensues.
(“In this hilarious, wise, and elegiac account of a life led half in the world and half in books, Pamela Paul writes with courage and exuberance about the bumpy road to maturity. Her voice―tender, moral, madcap, nostalgic, generous―will captivate all but the most stony reader. My Life with Bob is full of hope, full of love, a joyful and poignant reflection on the well-written sentence and the well-lived life.” Andrew Solomon).

Award-winning, best-selling writer, Colum McCann reads from his new book, Letters to a Young Writer: Some Practical and Philosophical Advice.
(“ McCann is a passionate writer whose impulse is always toward a generous understanding of his diverse characters.”— The Wall Street Journal ).

The Wall Street Journal’s award-winning editor and writer, David Enrich, reads from his debut book, The Spider Network: The Wild Story of a Math Genius, a Gang of Backstabbing Bankers, and One of the Greatest Scams in Financial History.
(“ The Spider Network will snare you in its web of deceit, lies, corruption, manipulation and colorful characters. David Enrich’s brilliant investigative expose will reverberate from Wall Street to Main Street.” Harlan Coben, bestselling author).

Friday, June 9th, 2017

Bestselling novelist & memoirist, Dani Shapiro reads from her memoir, Hourglass: Time, Memory. Marriage.
(“ Compassionate, insightful, and powerfully honest, Dani Shapiro illuminates the deepest mysteries, contradictions, and consolations of so very much—love, memory, the people we used to be and the people we’ve become. In other words: life. I was absorbed and consoled by it, too. It’s a beautiful book by a writer of rare talent.”— Cheryl Strayed ).

Critically-acclaimed writer, Susan Rieger reads from her new novel, The Heirs.
(“ Susan Rieger is thrillingly erudite and compulsively readable, a satisfying combination hard to find in any section of the bookstore. The Heirs is an absorbing page-turner, full of sex and secrets, and I loved getting to know the entire Falkes clan.” — Emma Straub ).

Critically-acclaimed writer & series producer, DeLauné Michel, reads from work-in-progress, The Mattress Ball.
Written in prose so evocative and nakedly honest that you become the characters on the page, this mesmerizing novel explores the universal and ageless questions of how to love and be loved, how to live in the face of human devastations, and how to fully thrive here, despite it all.” — Andre Dubus III on her previous novel ).

Friday, July 14th, 2017

“America’s preeminent cultural critic” and New York Times writer, Virginian Heffernan reads from her new book, Magic and Loss.
(“Her book (thankfully) is more like an essay than like a treatise. Heffernan is smart, her writing has flair, she can refer intelligently to Barthes, Derrida, and Benjamin—also to Aquinas, Dante, and Proust—and she knows a lot about the Internet and its history.” — The New Yorker “One of the writers I most admire.” Gwyneth Paltrow ).

Bestselling writer, Jane Green reads from her newest novel, The Sunshine Sisters.
(“All women will recognize something of themselves in one of the Sunshine sisters. Jane Green’s best yet. I raced through this.” Jojo Moyes, New York Times bestselling author “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) .

Writer Barbara Schoichet reads from her debut memoir Don’t Think Twice: Adventure and Healing at 100 Miles Per Hour.
(“An all-inclusive and honest account of how one woman used a motorcycle journey to come to grips with painful events in her life… Schoichet’s account will resonate with bikers and with those who have always wondered what it feels like to go 100 miles per hour on a motorcycle.” —  Kirkus Reviews).
 

Produced by DeLauné Michel

 New Venue 
Harrison Tavern
7 Purdy Street
Harrison, NY 10528
1/2 a block from the Metro-North Train Station
Street parking & parking at train station lot


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
($5 goes to support our Outreach Writing Program for at-risk youth.
All admission tickets go into a raffle for chance to win a set of the writers’ books.)

At 7:15, if seats are still available, you can attend the reading without dinner for $10.00, but we can’t take reservations for those seats.

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

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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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

bubble8

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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About Spoken Interludes with DeLauné Michel & Jill Davis

 

“DeLauné does a great job of making everyone feel welcome and not just visiting authors!”
Robert Crais, best-selling mystery writer

 

 

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