Friday, November 9, December 7
All shows open to the public.
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
Friday, November 9
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 Nicolson, The New York Times Book Review.“ Mendelsohn weaves trenchant literary analysis and family history into a luminous whole. A gem.” — Publishers Weekly
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 Haag, New York Timesbestselling author of Come to the Edge: A Love Story
Friday, December 7
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 Schulmanhas 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