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                       Spoken Interludes


A salon for stories since 1996.  All shows open to the public.
Co-sponsored by the Greenburgh Library Guild

SHOWS DO SELL OUT
Please make reservations early 
 
Tables of 8 or more may be reserved for book clubs

 

Friday, September 23rd, 2016

Emma

Bestselling writer Emma Straub reads from her new novel, Modern Lovers
An Entertainment Weekly best book of 2016.
(“Ms. Straub writes with such verve and sympathetic understanding of her characters. . .[An] entertaining novel. . . deftly and thoughtfully written.” – Michiko Kakutani, The New York Times )
Danielle Trussoni

Bestselling writer Danielle Trussoni reads from her memoir, The Fortress

(“The Fortress is a bold book about the most intimate things. Danielle Trussoni’s clear-eyed examination of how she loved and lost her husband is both a page-turner and a profound meditation on the nature of desire and freedom in the modern age.” -Cheryl Strayed, bestselling author of Wild.)

 

Jamie

Jamie Brenner reads from her new novel, The Wedding Sisters
 
(“The Wedding Sisters is riotously fun read, so juicy you won’t want to spill a single drop.” ―Elin Hilderbrand, New York Times bestselling author of The Rumor)
 

Friday, October 14th, 2016

 

Jane Alexander

Emmy and Tony-award winning actor, writer, and former NEA Chairperson Jane Alexander reads from her new book, Wild Things, Wild Places: Adventurous Tales of Wildlife and Conservation on Planet Earth.
(“Veteran actress Alexander’s latest offering is an impassioned if measured narrative of her explorations of little-known corners of the Earth with an eye toward celebration and conservation . . . The real force of the book resides in the author’s articulation of her exhilaration of the wonders of nature (particularly her love of birds) and her willingness to ford streams, slash through jungles, and scale mountains to defend it.”– Publishers Weekly)
Richard Greenburgh

Tony-awarding playwright, Richard Greenberg reads from his memoir, RULES FOR OTHERS TO LIVE BY: Comments and Self-Contradictions.

(“Richard Greenberg turns life upside down and sideways. Read­ing the provocative Rules for Others to Live By is like having dinner with a friend whose point of view shakes up and invari­ably runs counter to conventional thinking. He’s a debunker of the pretensions of daily life.—Delia Ephron, author of Sister Mother Husband Dog and Siracusa )

(“From its cheeky title to the arresting bons mots sprinkled throughout, Rules for Others to Live By is a breezy read that cloaks some penetrating truths. . . . [Greenberg] addresses many of the more vexing questions of modern life with tongue planted firmly in cheek. . . .Readers will be disappointed to reach the final page.”—Kirkus Reviews)

Amor Towels

Jamie Brenner reads Bestselling writer Amor Towles reads from his new novel, A Gentleman in Moscow.
(“In all ways a great novel, a nonstop pleasure brimming with charm, personal wisdom, and philosophic insight . . .This is a book in which the cruelties of the age can’t begin to erase the glories of real human connection and the memories it leaves behind. A masterly encapsulation of modern Russian history, this book more than fulfills the promise of Towles’ stylish debut, Rules of.” – Kirkus Reviews.)

 

Friday, November 4th, 2016

Francine Prose

Award-winning, bestselling writer Francine Prose reads from her new novel Mister Monkey.
 
(“Francine Prose has made something so original with Mister Monkey, her dizzying Ferris wheel of a novel, that it boggles the lucky reader’s mind. Besides making me laugh out loud, its earned warmth & yes its effortless insight into the madness of the human heart creates pure delight. Francine Prose’s best novel.”— John Guare, distinguished playwright and author of “Six Degrees of Separation,” )

 

Roger Rosenblatt

Emmy and Peabody-award winner Roger Rosenblatt reads from his new book, Thomas Murphy.
 
(“ Rosenblatt, essayist, memoirist and fiction writer, has created a memorable character with a magnetic personality. There is a wondrous fluidity to his prose. Thomas Murphy is a eulogy to a man who has followed his own rules and who has learned to live with his deepest regrets.” -Washington Post )
Jenny Rosenstrach

Top blogger and food writer Jenny Rosenstrach reads from her new book, How to Celebrate Everything: Recipes and Rituals for Birthdays, Holidays, Family Dinners, and Every Day In Between.
(“ I have been an ardent fan of Jenny Rosenstrach’s beautiful writing for years. I always know that every word of her books will be something to savor, and How to Celebrate Everything will strike a chord with anyone who enjoys family, friends, and delicious food.” — Ree Drummond, New York Times bestselling author of The Pioneer Woman Cooks).

 

Produced by DeLauné Michel

New venue in the heart of Westchester
Greenburgh Public Library
300 Tarrytown Road (right off Exit 4 of the 287)
Elmsford, NY 10523

Library Entrance

Supper Buffet 6:45 – 7:45 pm (arrive anytime)
Spoken Interludes 7:45 – 8:45 pm (writers read with Q&A)
Book signing 8:45 – 9:15 pm

Reservations needed. Click here to make a reservation.

Dinner and Reading- $30.00 cash at the door
At 7:30, if seats are still available, you can attend the reading without dinner for $15.00, but we cannot take reservations for those seats.
Full price of ticket goes to Chutney Masala. Spoken Interludes receives no money for these shows.

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

Co-sponsored by the Greenburgh Library Guild

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

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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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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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