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Spoken Interludes

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

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Friday, September 7th, 2018

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Award-winning, New Yorker writer, ADAM GOPNIK, reads from his book, At the Strangers’ Gate: Arrivals in New York.  One of the New York Post’s “15 books you won’t be able to put down this Fall“A riveting and incandescent chronicle of personal evolution vividly set within the ever-morphing, cocaine-stoked crucible of ferocious ambition that was 1980s Manhattan.” — Booklist

Award-winning author, NATHAN ENGLANDER, reads from his new novel, Dinner at the Center of the Earth. “Superb: a work of psychological precision and moral force, with an immediacy that captures both timeless human truth and the perplexities of the present day.” —Colson Whitehead “A literary spy thriller. . . . Englander is as wise and funny and original and moving as ever.” —Financial Times

Award-winning author, CRYSTAL HANA KIM, reads from her new novel, If You Leave Me. One of NYPost.com’s “20 best reads.” If You Leave Me is a thrilling debut, a lyrical and lovely novel that beautifully showcases Crystal Hana Kim’s emotional intelligence and empathy for her characters.” — Emma ClineNew York Times bestselling author of The Girls

Friday, October 12

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Award-winning author, GARY SHTEYNGART, reads from his new novel, Lake Success: A NovelA stylish, big-hearted novel. Shteyngart made his name as a sharp satirist, and he’ll undoubtedly widen his appeal with this effort.”—Publishers Weekly  Takes us on an unforgettable road trip through an America that’s ominously divided, wildly diverse, and weirdly familiar. Gary Shteyngart writes about money and marriage with brutal honesty, virtuoso wit, and stubborn compassion for his deeply flawed but still somehow lovable characters.”—Tom Perrotta

Writer and performer, NANCY BALBIRER, reads from her new memoir, A Marriage in Dog Years: A Memoir. “A stunning beauty of a book, a paean to love and the grace of letting go. With unfailing humor, Balbirer puts her heart on the page and shows us the brass tacks of how hard and brave parting really is. A terrific read!” —Christina HaagNew York Timesbestselling author of Come to the Edge: A Love Story

Critically-acclaimed novelist, memoirist, KATHRYN HARRISON, reads from her memoir, On Sunset. “Here, as in all of Harrison’s nonfiction, there’s a magnetic and almost mystical weirdness roiling beneath a seemingly placid ­surface. . . . She is a writer of significant gifts. . . . The intimacy, privacy and even the occasional insularity of these essays are precisely what grant them their curious power.”— The New York Times Book Review
Friday, November 9th, 2018

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Instant New York Times bestselling memoirist, Lisa Brennan-Jobs, reads from her memoir, Small Fry about her father, Apple founder Steve Jobs
“Entrancing… Brennan-Jobs is a deeply gifted writer… Her inner landscape is depicted in such exquisitely granular detail that it feels as if no one else could have possibly written it. Indeed, it has that defining aspect of a literary work: the stamp of a singular sensibility… Beautiful, literary, and devastating.”― New York Times Book Review

Legendary journalist, JOE HAGAN, reads from his book, Sticky Fingers: The Life and Times of Jann Wenner and Rolling Stone Magazine 
A New York Times Top 10 Book of the Year (Dwight Garner) 
A New York Times Top 10 Book of the Year (Janet Maslin) 
A New York Magazine Top 10 Book of the Year 
A USA Today Top 10 Book 
An Amazon Top 100 Book of 2017 “Hagan’s portrait of Wenner is crisp and cutting… it’s terrifically smart and full of anecdotes that anyone remotely interested in rock and roll, publishing, or the legacy of the nineteen-sixties will find engrossing.” The New Yorker

Award-winning author, DANIEL MENDELSOHN reads from his new memoir An Odyssey: A Father, a Son, and an Epic.““Subtle, profoundly moving . . . an intricately constructed, multidimensional journey of a father and son and their travails through life and love.” — Adam NicolsonThe New York Times Book Review. Mendelsohn weaves trenchant literary analysis and family history into a luminous whole. A gem.” — Publishers Weekly

Friday, December 7, 2018

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New Yorker and best-selling writer of The Orchid Thief  (made into a film with Meryl Streep) author, SUSAN ORLEAN, reads from her new book,  The Library Book. “After reading Susan Orlean’s The Library Book, I’m quite sure I’ll never look at libraries, or librarians, the same way again. This is classic Orlean—an exploration of a devastating fire becomes a journey through a world of infinite richness, populated with unexpected characters doing unexpected things, with unexpected passion.” —Erik Larson, author of The Devil in the White City, In the Garden of Beasts, and Dead Wake 

Vanity Fair, GQ, Time and Vogue writer, HELEN SCHULMAN, reads from her new novel, Come With Me. Helen Schulman has produced a darkly comic and oddly romantic story about multiverse theory, alternative lives, and the craziness of the tech industry. By turns amusing and provocative, this is one compelling novel.” — Walter Isaacson

New York Times’ chief classical music critic and award-winning musician, ANTHONY TOMMASINI reads from his new book, The Indispensable Composers: A Personal Guide. “Anthony Tommasini’s book is itself indispensable—not only for those who already know how immortal are Monteverdi, Bach, Haydn down to Schoenberg, Stravinsky, and Bartók, but for those who want to read Tommasini’s take on what makes our great composers lifelong companions we like to take wherever we go and would ask/want nothing more than to hear a few last notes from before leaving them forever.” André Aciman, author of Call Me by Your Name

Produced by DeLauné Michel

All shows at
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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“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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