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Smorgasbord Blog Magazine celebrates ten years in 2021 and features books, reviews, authors, health, music and Humour. The blog supports authors with FREE book marketing in the Smorgasbord Cafe and Bookstore featuring new books on the shelves, author promotions, and Book Reviews. This podcast is hosted by author and poet Sally Cronin and you can find her more information about her books on https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/
 
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For our one-hundredth(!) podcast episode, we’re releasing a very special conversation recorded at our first offsite book launch of 2022 celebrating the second volume of Moon Witch, Spider King, award-winning author Marlon James’s Dark Star trilogy, his “African Game of Thrones”. In the NYT-bestselling first volume, Black Leopard, Red Wolf, Sogolon …
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from tales from The Irish Garden. Last time an encounter in the magic garden left Queen Filigree more than a little breathless and romance is in the air. Spring – Chapter Seven – Jeremy the Donkey As the magic garden came into bloom, creatures that had been sheltering in the nearby forest during the icy…
 
For our first foray into livestreamed events and our first event held in-store since March 2020, Greenlight welcomed our Brooklyn neighbor Andrew Lipstein for the launch of his much-anticipated debut novel, Last Resort—which features a scene set in our own Fort Greene store! In a thrilling, metafictional story of fame, fortune, and impossible choic…
 
Greenlight welcomed author, scholar, and activist Grace Lavery to our (virtual) stage for the launch of Please Miss: A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Penis—a “memoir” like nothing you’ve ever read before. Part literary theory, part musical theater parody, part feminist sci-fi reboot, Please Miss was hailed by author Torrey Peters (Detransition, B…
 
When Rachel Krantz met and fell for Adam, he told her that he was looking for a committed partnership—just one that did not include exclusivity. In her nonfiction debut, Open: An Uncensored Memoir of Love, Liberation, and Non-Monogamy, Krantz explores these questions with an unflinching eye and page-turning storytelling, tracing her search to under…
 
Booker Prize-winning author Bernardine Evaristo (Girl, Woman, Other) graced our virtual stage from London for the U.S. launch of her new memoir Manifesto: On Never Giving Up. Manifesto offers readers an intimate and inspirational account of Evaristo’s life and career as she rebelled against the mainstream and fought bring her creative work into the…
 
Acclaimed authors, Greenlight neighbors, and longtime friends Colette Brooks and Jennifer Egan (Manhattan Beach) joined us for a virtual conversation and launch for Colette’s newest book of nonfiction, Trapped in the Present Tense. In a lyrical and inventive blend of history, memoir, and visual essays, Brooks explores the mechanics and malleability…
 
This week on Colleen Chesebro’s Weekly Challenge we have a specific poetry format to follow.. Tanka Prose I have created a Verse Envelope using that form… Tanka… a paragraph of prose and another Tanka. https://wordcraftpoetry.com/2022/04/12/tankatuesday-poetry-challenge-no-269-4-12-22-colleens-specificformtankaprose/…
 
Leanne Brown’s wildly popular and NYT bestselling cookbook Good and Cheap: Eat Well on $4/Day showed us that kitchen skill and resourcefulness—not budget—are the keys to great food. Brown returned (virtually) to Greenlight for the launch of her new cookbook, Good Enough: A Cookbook: Embracing the Joys of Imperfection and Practicing Self-Care in the…
 
For Greenlight’s first poetry event of 2022, we welcomed Indonesian American poet Cynthia Dewi Oka and acclaimed poet and fiction writer Jenny Zhang (Sour Heart) to share, discuss, and celebrate Oka’s third collection, Fire Is Not a Country. Oka’s poems track how the energies of migration, exploitation, patriarchal violation, and political repressi…
 
Acclaimed YA author Leah Konen’s second novel for adults, The Perfect Escape, is a pacey, suspenseful, unforgettable thriller about a girls’ weekend in the Catskills turned deadly. For Greenlight’s first virtual author event of 2022, Konen joined us for a scintillating book launch and conversation with bestselling author and NYT journalist Andrea B…
 
In 2016 we sold our house in Madrid leaving many of the statues in the gardens for the new owners. We managed to bring one or two of the lighter ones with us, but of course we couldn’t leave the fairy kingdom to fend for itself. In Tales from the Irish Garden, we catch up with Queen Filigree and her court as they celebrate Christmas and are given d…
 
In Greenlight’s longstanding tradition of celebrating the debuts of new literary voices, Cara Blue Adams graces our (virtual) stage to present her first story collection, You Never Get It Back—winner of the 2021 John Simmons Short Fiction Award. In these poised and perceptive linked stories set in rural New England and across the country—including …
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our garden in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. Last week as the fairy kingdom prepared for the last ball of the summer they received devastating news that the Winter fairy was bringing forward his freezing campaign two mon…
 
Whiting Award-winning author Amy Leach graces Greenlight’s virtual stage to present The Everybody Ensemble, her newest collection of short, gloriously inventive essays that invite us to see and celebrate anew the “clattering, sometimes discordant but always welcoming chorus of glorious pandemonium” that is our world. In a discussion covering dragon…
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our garden in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. This week the fairy kingdom enjoys the end of summer cooler breezes but something far colder may be coming their way. The Last Summer Ball and the Winter Fairy – Part One…
 
In The Case for Rage, philosopher Myisha Cherry turns popular prejudices about anger on their head and argues for anger’s utility—and importance—in the fight against injustice. Anger has a bad reputation; s a “negative emotion”, it’s seen by many as counterproductive, distracting, and destructive. But Cherry argues that in fact the transformative a…
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our garden in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. Fairy Stories for children of all ages from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever. This week a young boy falls in love with a fairy prin…
 
Nostalgia is the defining emotion of our age. Political leaders promise a return to yesteryear. Old movies are remade and cancelled series are rebooted. Veterans reenact past wars, while the displaced across the world long for home. But who is behind this collective ache for a home in the past? Grafton Tanner joins us (virtually) alongside Roisin K…
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our garden in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. Fairy Stories for children of all ages from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever. This week a desperate runaway and a grieving goose fi…
 
Fort Collins author Steven Schwartz joins us for Afterhours at the Radio Bookclub to further discuss the themes explored in his novel the Tenderest of Strings, including the explosive growth that’s happening in small towns in Colorado. Listen to the […]Oleh KGNU Community Radio and The Boulder Bookstore
 
In the lengthening shadow of an exceptional year, Greenlight welcomed to its virtu Donald Cohen, founder and executive director of In the Public Interest, an Oakland-based national research and policy center that studies public goods and services, to discuss his new book co-authored with Allen Mikaelian, The Privatization of Everything. Hailed by N…
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our garden in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. Fairy Stories for children of all ages from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever. This week a beloved statue of a fairy princess travel…
 
For phenomenal local writer, theatermaker, and educator Diane Exavier’s début collection, The Math of Saint Felix, Greenlight’s own Poetry Salon host Angel Nafis held court with Exavier and fellow poets Carlos Sirah and Shayla Lawz for a powerful, multivocal evening of reading, reverie, and irreverence. Exavier's book-length lyric is an attempt to …
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our garden in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. Fairy Stories for children of all ages from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever. Last week The queen has discovered that her husband o…
 
To commemorate the 2021 edition of the Best American Poetry anthology, Greenlight invited editor and former poet laureate Tracy K. Smith, series editor David Lehman, and contributing poets Chen Chen, Rachel Eliza Griffiths, Nancy Miller Gomez, and Dora Malech for a reverent evening. Selected by Smith, this year’s exceptional collection explores and…
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our garden in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. Fairy Stories for children of all ages from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever. This week there is trouble brewing in the Kingdom of …
 
Celebrated local writer and performer Nelson Simon graced Greenlight's (virtual) stage to share his new book, Soul of the Hurricane, the unlikely and harrowing true account of his experience sailing into Hurricane Grace, the southern end of the “Perfect Storm.” It was October 1991, and Simon didn’t exactly want to sign up as a last-minute crew memb…
 
Hello this is Sally Cronin with another story from Tales from the Garden..written about our home in the mountains to the North of Madrid where we lived for seventeen years. Fairy Stories for children of all ages from five to ninety-five that will change the way you look at your garden forever. In this story the collection of statues representing Sn…
 
We talk a bit about our picks for January's prompt, Book Adapted into a Movie or TV Show, and then Becca regales Corinne with a tale of an art auction, a sci-fi novel, and cryptocurrency. Lots of laughter! We'll be back in February with The Mothers by Brit Bennett. Get two months for the price of one at Libro.fm with code 'bookstorepod' at checkout…
 
For the better part of a decade, Uli Beutter Cohen rode the subway through New York City’s underground to observe society through the lens of our most creative thinkers: readers of books. Greenlight welcomed the acclaimed creator of Subway Book Review to our (virtual) stage to launch her new book Between the Lines, a timely collection of beloved an…
 
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