At the soirée-cum-salon-reading-series Spoken Interludes, participants enjoy a buffet dinner, a cocktail party atmosphere, and a few author readings. Past readers have included Meg Worlitzer, Jeff Gordinier, A.J. Shapiro, and the series producer DeLauné Michel. The reading series takes place each year in the spring and fall.
Best New Literary Salon; 2005. Kudos to the county for snatching this cool salon series away from that backwater town, La La Land. At Spoken Interludes, participants indulge in a little fine dining, mingle with like-minded readers, and connect over some literature. Past participants have included such big-name writers as Kinky Friedman, Rupert Holmes, Meg Worlitzer, and Anne Perry. Spoken Interludes is on hiatus for the summer, but don't fret. It'll start up again in September with a fresh lineup of authors. A must-do for any lit fan.