* Scarsdale Salon - five writers read from their work

Writers Lea Geller, Alice Kaltman, Vladimir Klimenko, and Steven Lewis will read, plus Txemi Parra in Conversation with Ines Rodrigues 

The theme of the 10th Scarsdale Salon wil be CROSSING BORDERS. Physical, poetic, metaphorical, real, or dreamy, borders remind us how literature and the arts can link cultures and languages. The Scarsdale Salon chose this theme to inaugurate their new trans-Atlantic partnership with Salon de Belleville, a cultural event that will take place in Paris, France, the same week as the readings at Bronx River Books in Scarsdale. 
The Salon de Belleville, curated by Plinio Ribeiro Jr., draws on the vitality of an eclectic and multi-ethnic area of Paris, which lies in four different arrondissements (neighborhoods). This first edition will happen during the 30th edition of a major event, Belleville Artists’ Open Studios. Ribeiro, the Paris curator, is a journalist, researcher, visual artist and curator living in Paris since 2001, with a Master Degree in Literature, Arts & Aesthetics. His portfolio is designed by multi-disciplinary projects, crossed by a large field of topics: memory, otherness (as part of personal and social identities) and multiculturalism. 
Ines Rodrigues and Preeti Singh are the creators of The Scarsdale Salon. Ines is a journalist, fiction writer (author of the novel Days of Bossa Nova) and a teacher in the creative writing program at Sarah Lawrence College – The Writing Institute, and also at Bronxville Adult School. Preeti Singh is a writer and journalist with a Masters Degree from Columbia University, currently covering business for Private Equity International.

The authors reading the 10th Scarsdale Salon on this side of the Atlantic are:
Lea Geller is a recovering lawyer and English teacher, who lives in New York with her husband and children. She began her writing career blogging about her adventures in parenting and got the idea for her first novel, Trophy Life, when her sons were in Middle School. She will read from this novel, published in April, 2019. (www.leageller.com).


Alice Kaltman is the author of the story collection Staggerwing, the novel Wavehouse and the forthcoming fantasy The Tantalizing Tale of Grace Minnaugh. Her stories appear in numerous journals including Hobart, Whiskey Paper, Joyland, and BULL: Men's Fiction, and also in several anthologies.  Alice lives, writes and surfs in Brooklyn and Montauk, NY. She will read one of the stories from Staggerwinghttp://alicekaltman.com

Vladimir Klimenko is a writer and teacher. In the early 1980s, he traveled repeatedly to Central America to write about the Nicaraguan Revolution.  A decade later he ended up in Moscow, where he covered the power vacuum created by the Soviet Union's collapse. He worked as the journalist/interviewer for the Emmy Award-winning PBS documentary Stolen Years. He currently teaches history at Hackley School in Tarrytown, NY and is working on a dystopian satire. He will read one of his short stories. 
Steven Lewis is a former Mentor at Empire State College, a current member of the Writing Institute faculty at Sarah Lawrence College, Elder of the Nichols Pond Salon & Sanctuary, Literary Ombudsman of Read650, “El Jefe” of the Duckdog Writing Retreats on Hatteras Island, NC, and a longtime freelance writer, whose publication credits include The New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The Washington Post, The Los Angeles Times, West (LA Times Sunday Magazine), AARP, Ladies Home Journal, Beliefnet.com, Confrontation, Commonweal, and a long, long, long (biblically long) list of parenting magazines. His most recent novels are Take This, Loving Violet and A Hard Rain (Codhill Press). 

Txemi Parra  is a Spanish actor, writer and playwright, who worked for 12 years in Madrid as a screenwriter, creator, and producer in various TV shows. His plays have been performed in England, Spain, Poland, Miami and New York, where he has been living since 2014. He collaborates in the Spanish Radio program El Graffiti and is also performs as an actor in productions of the Repertorio Español.  He has published two novels Los Muertos No Comen Yogurtes and Funeraria en Brooklyn Busca Muerto, both comedy/mysteries in Spanish. As Txemi Parra’s books are just available in Spanish, he won’t be reading at the Salon, but he will be interviewed in English by Ines Rodrigues and will answer questions from the audience.

Event date: 
Thursday, May 23, 2019 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm
Event address: 
37 Spencer Place
Scarsdale, NY 10583
Trophy Life Cover Image
ISBN: 9781503904200
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Published: Lake Union Publishing - April 9th, 2019

Staggerwing: Stories by Alice Kaltman Cover Image
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Published: Tortoise Books - September 14th, 2016

A Hard Rain (Codhill Press) Cover Image
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ISBN: 9781930337992
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Published: Codhill Press - November 15th, 2018

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Published: Black Opal Books - May 27th, 2017