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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 book 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

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

Rolling Stone and New York Review of Books writerSUE HALPERN reads from her new novel Summer Hours at the Robbers Library.Finely choreographed and lucidly told, Halpern infuses this tale of derailments and second chances with free-ranging empathy, lithe humor, and penetrating insights into the human psyche. [Halpern is] a discerning and sensitive novelist.” Donna SeamanBooklist. 

Friday, September 7th, 2018

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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

Reservations needed. Click here

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

Best Bet
Los Angeles Times

Best New Literary Salon
Westchester Magazine

Featured In
The New York Times
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


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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