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Spoken Interludes

Spoken Interludes

March 8, April 12, May 15, June 12
Riverview, Hastings

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

Please make reservations early

Produced by DeLauné Michel

1 Warburton Avenue, Hastings-on-Hudson, New York 10706
Free parking across the street

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

Dinner & Reading – $30.00 cash at the door

Admission price goes to restaurant and venue
Spoken Interludes makes no money from events

Books sold by The Village Bookstore of Pleasantville, NY


More information at www.spokeninterludes.com on Events page

Friday, March 8th, 2019

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Bestselling writer, DANI SHAPIRO, reads from her new memoir, INHERITANCE. “With Inheritance, Dani Shapiro tells a startling story of origins – their deep reach and their lasting reverberations. This book reads like a beautiful, lived novel, moving and personal and true.” – Meg Wolitzer, author of The Female Persuasion “For all the trauma that the discovery put her through, Shapiro recognizes that what she had experienced was ‘a great story’ – one that has inspired her best book.” – Kirkus Reviews (starred review)
Acclaimed author, BORIS FISHMAN, reads from his new memoir – One of Booklist’s Must Read Nonfiction picks of 2019 – SAVAGE FEAST: THREE GENERATIONS, TWO CONTINENTS, AND A DINNER TABLE (a memoir with recipes) “This delightful, recipe-filled memoir from novelist Fishman follows his Jewish family – and their richly-described dinner tables – across three generations, from 1945 Belarus to 2017 Brooklyn…Fishman’s immigrant saga masterfully evokes a family that survives, united by food…There’s a large web of characters and anecdotes, but Fishman grounds the narrative with his witty prose and well-translated family recipes.” (Publishers Weekly)

Award-winning writer, MAURA ROOSEVELT (FDR’s great-granddaughter) reads from her debut novel, BABY OF THE FAMILY “Roosevelt’s debut reveals a sure hand, an eye for detail, and a keen sense of the absurd, and her affection for Brooke, Shelley, and Nick shines through as they fumble their way toward wisdom.” -Booklist (starred review) “Baby of the Family is a masterpiece, and gripping, and Maura Roosevelt is the realest of deals. You’ll love how big it is, and how thrilling.” – Darin Strauss, NBCC – winning author of Half a Life
Friday, April 12th, 2019

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_New York Time’s_ bestselling, award-winning writer ANDRE DUBUS III reads from his new novel, GONE SO LONG. “Gone So Long is an astonishment. I love this book so much, the humanity in it. I love every single person in it, they are so real, these people ― I know them and love them all. I wept for them, I did. Dubus is just so good and real and true, he doesn’t pull one sentimental punch the whole time―extraordinary. I thought about those people as I was walking down the sidewalk, and they are inside me as well, not just thoughts that go by. I love this book to pieces.” – Elizabeth Strout, Pulitzer Prize – winning author of Olive Kitteridge.
Award-winning writer, ARIEL LEVY reads from her memoir, THE RULES DO NOT APPLY – ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Vogue, Time, Esquire, Entertainment Weekly, The Guardian, Harper’s Bazaar, Library Journal, NPR  “Unflinching and intimate, wrenching and revelatory, Ariel Levy’s powerful memoir about love, loss, and finding one’s way shimmers with truth and heart on every page.”—Cheryl Strayed “Every deep feeling a human is capable of will be shaken loose by this profound book. Ariel Levy has taken grief and made art out of it.”—David Sedaris
Acclaimed-writer EVA HAGBERG FISHER reads from her debut memoir, HOW TO BE LOVED: A MEMOIR OF LIFESAVING FRIENDSHIP. An Entertainment Weekly Most Anticipated Book, A Rumpus Most Anticipated of 2019, Nylon’s “50 Best Books to Read in 2019” “Fisher recounts the harrowing fallout of the rupture of an undiscovered mass in her brain at age 30, as well as the people — a few friends in particular — who helped bring her back to herself.” – Entertainment Weekly
Wednesday, May 15th, 2019

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Award-winning, New York Times bestselling, The New Yorker  writer, ADAM GOPNIK, launches his new book, A THOUSAND SMALL SANITIES: THE MORAL ADVENTURE OF LIBERALISM, with us. Join us for Adam’s first event to celebrate his new book.
Acclaimed, bestselling writer, JOHN BURNHAM SCHWARTZ, reads from his new novel, THE RED DAUGHTER. In one of the most momentous events of the Cold War, Svetlana Alliluyeva, the only daughter of the infamous Soviet despot Joseph Stalin, abruptly abandoned her life in Moscow in 1967, arriving in New York to throngs of reporters and a nation hungry to hear her story. By her side is Peter Horvath, a young lawyer sent by the CIA to smuggle Svetlana into America. John Burnham Schwartz’s father was the young lawyer who escorted Svetlana Alliluyeva. Drawing upon private papers and years of extensive research, Schwartz imaginatively re-creates the story of an extraordinary, troubled woman’s search for a new life and a place to belong, in the powerful, evocative prose that has made him an acclaimed author of literary and historical fiction. “A fine and generous portrait of Stalin’s daughter – a difficult, complicated, and deeply sympathetic woman. I read his novel in a single great draught. The Red Daughter is a lustrous book.” – Lauren Groff
Director/producer/writer & One of the “30 Under 30” most influential people in media by Forbes, ERIN LEE CARR, reads from her debut memoir, ALL THAT YOU LEAVE BEHIND. “Erin Lee Carr’s father, David, was an inimitable force in American journalism and a complex, boundlessly fascinating figure in her life. But what we learn in All That You Leave Behind is that Erin is just as much of an original as the man who raised her, and her sharp but tender-hearted debut memoir is perfect evidence of that. This book is wonderful.” – Lena Dunham
Wednesday, June 12th, 2019

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Award-winning, New York Times bestselling journalist and author, GEORGE PACKER, reads from his new book, OUR MAN: RICHARD HOLBROOK AND THE END OF THE AMERICAN CENTURY. From the award-winning author of The Unwinding – the vividly told saga of the ambition, idealism, and hubris of one of the most legendary and complicated figures in recent American history, set amid the rise and fall of U.S. power from Vietnam to Afghanistan. “[Packer is] among the best nonfiction writers in America.” – Edward Luce, Financial Times.
Award-winning,  New York Times bestselling author of Bee Season, MYLA GOLDBERG reads from her new novel, FEAST YOUR EYES. “Feast Your Eyes reminded me of other unlikely adventure stories. Only here the human constraints are still more challenging: making art as a single mother in a twentieth century dominated and distorted by men. This is an unflinching, deeply moving portrait of the artist, and a bravura performance in and of itself. I loved this book.” – Joshua Ferris, author of Then We Came to the End and To Rise Again at a Decent Hour.


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