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Spoken Interludes

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

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Thursday, October 17th

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Award-winning writer, JULIE ORRINGER  reads from her new novel, THE FLIGHT PORTFOLIO.
One of The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and The Observer’s most anticipated books of 2019 “Sympathetic and prodigiously ambitious…scrupulous… A thriller.” New York Times Book Review, cover review “No book this year could possibly compare with The Flight Portfolio: ambitious, meticulous, big-hearted, gorgeous, historical, suspenseful, everything you want a novel to be.” Andrew Sean Greer, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Less

Bestselling writer, & cardiologist SANDEEP JAUHAR, reads from his new book, HEART: A HISTORY A PBS NEWSHOUR-NEW YORK TIMES BOOK CLUB PICK. “At once intimate and detached. And over the ensuing pages, [Jauhar] is our trusty guide through a compelling story about what makes each and every one of us tick. Both primer and ode, Heart is a fascinating education for those of us who harbor this most hallowed organ but know little about it. ” Katie Hafner, The Washington Post “Hooks the reader from the first few pages.” The New York Times Book Review “Poignant and chattily erudite.” Wall Street Journal

Award-winning, Pulitzer prize nominated writer SUSAN CHOI reads from her new novel, TRUST EXERCISE. Named a best book of 2019 by Buzzfeed, Entertainment Weekly, Vanity Fair, New York Magazine, Los Angeles Times, Bustle, Refinery29, Town & Country, Cosmopolitan, The Millions, and TIME “ A brilliant and challenging novel, Susan Choi is a masterful novelist, who understands exactly where we are right now and how we got here.” Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of Little Children

Friday, November 15th

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New York Times Bestselling writer & psychotherapist, LORI GOTTLIEB reads from her instant bestseller, MAYBE YOU SHOULD TALK TO SOMEONE: A THERAPIST, HER THERAPIST & OUR LIVES REVEALED.
Being developed as a TV series with Eva Longoria/ABC. The Oprah Magazine‘s Best Nonfiction Book of 2019 “Rarely have I read a book that challenged me to see myself in an entirely new light, and was at the same time laugh-out-loud funny and utterly absorbing.” Katie Couric” “offers a startlingly revealing tour of the therapist’s life, examining relationships with her patients, her own therapist.” Entertainment Weekly

New York Times features writer, cultural critic & editor, ALEXANDRA JACOBS reads from her new book: STILL HERE: THE MADCAP, NERVY, SINGULAR LIFE OF ELAINE STRITCH. “One of the more gratifying, and wonderful experiences of my career was when Elaine Stritch played my mother on 30 Rock. An acting lesson, a therapy session, a chance to know the great La Stritch. This book is your chance.” Alec Baldwin “Elaine Stritch brought a raw truth to musical theater that had rarely been seen before or since. Her whole self―warts, drinks, and all. In this biography, Alexandra Jacobs shows Stritch’s every pore, and we are all better for it.” Sarah Silverman

Writer and publishing executive MIRIAM PARKER reads from her debut novel, THE SHORTEST WAY HOME
“Parker’s bingeable novel is perfect for those who’ve fantasized about their own path not taken.” Real Simple “Miriam Parker’s delightful novel reminded me of why I love champagne: it’s effervescent, heady and intoxicating. She skillfully blends a captivating romance with inside oenophile references; the writing blew me away.” Elin Hilderbrand, author of Here’s to Us

Tuesday, December 3rd

This show is sold out, but a wait list is available.

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#1 New York Times bestselling writer & Pulitzer Prize winner, ELIZABETH STROUT reads from her new novel, OLIVE, AGAIN
“There’s no simple truth about human existence, Strout reminds us, only wonderful, painful complexity. ‘Well, that’s life,’ Olive says. ‘Nothing you can do about it.’ Beautifully written and alive with compassion, at times almost unbearably poignant. A thrilling book in every way.” Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

Critically-Acclaimed writer, weekly podcast host & Editor of the New York Times_Book Review, PAMELA PAUL reads from her new book, HOW TO RAISE A READER.
Leading book authorities PAMELA PAUL, who oversees all book coverage at the New York Times, and Maria Russo, editor of children’s books at the Times, answer urgent questions in this gorgeously illustrated guide divided into four stages — from babies to teens — and filled with practical tips, strategies that work, been-there wisdom, and inspirational advice.“ [A] practical, reassuring guide to encouraging children to read… recommended for all worried parents and anyone looking for suggestions of what books to read or give to children” Publishers Weekly “Savvy counsel and starter lists for fretting parents … common-sensical and current.” Kirkus

New York Times bestselling & critically-acclaimed writer, LESLIE JAMISON, reads from her new book, MAKE IT SCREAM, MAKE IT BURN. “She is an incredible writer.” Florence Welch

Produced by DeLauné Michel

All shows at
1 Warburton Ave

Hastings-On-Hudson, NY 10706

Dinner 6:00 – 7:15 pm (arrive anytime)
Generous & divine buffet catered by Chutney Masala 
Spoken Interludes 7:15 – 8:30 pm (writers read with Q&A)
Book signing 8:30 – 9:00 pm
Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY

Reservations needed

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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Los Angeles Times

Best New Literary Salon
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GQ Magazine

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