It’s coming! On October 12th, 7:30pm, the 6th Scarsdale Salon will happen again at the Scarsdale Library (Scarsdale NY). FOUR writers will present their work and we will publish their names soon.

The authors below read at the last Salon in February, 2017.


Beverley Caen


A Scarsdale resident and mother of three, Beverley knows something about fitting a healthy routine into our crazy lives. With a Wall Street background and working as an Executive and Leadership coach, she created Sanefitness, a book and a line of easy-to-follow fitness programs for very busy people. She will read from her “personal trainer in a box” and will also do some demonstrations of exercises to the audience. Her performance will replace our usual music program, so people will have time to learn one or two poses.

Beverley has a business degree from Florida State University and an MBA from The Kelly School of Business at Indiana University.


Jacqueline Goldstein


Jacqueline grew up in the Bronx,  attended Our Lady of Mercy Grammar School, The Academy of Mt. St. Ursula, Fordham University, and the Writing Institute of Sarah Lawrence College, where her first novel was born. She became a high school teacher of English in the Bronx and she loves Jane Austen so much that she used to bring pizza to the students on December 16th, when we celebrate the writer’s birthday.

Jacqueline will read from her novel Ms. Murphy’s Makeover, published last year by Black Opal Books. The book is about a teacher stuck in a sexless marriage. Her life is complicated by phony scores on standardized tests, an overbearing principal, and a tempting offer from Mr. Wrong. Jacqueline, who now lives in Chappacqua, NY,  is currently working on a sequel and on a collection of short stories.


Sara Lippmann


Sara Lippmann’s debut collection, Doll Palace (Dock Street Press)was long-listed for the 2015 Frank O’Connor International Short Story
Award. She was the recipient of an artist’s fellowship in fiction from
New York Foundation for the Arts and her work has appeared in Slice
Magazine, Tupelo Quarterly, Front Porch, Midnight Breakfast, Wigleaf
and elsewhere. She teaches with Ditmas Writing Workshops and lives in Brooklyn, NY.

Gillian Lynn Katz



Gillian Lynn Katz was born in Johannesburg, South Africa and moved to the United States as a teenager. She has a Master of Arts in Writing from Manhattanville College. Her thesis became her first book, Witness To the Birth and Death of My Country a collection of poetry, essays and fiction. Each piece in that book has been published in magazines such as Inkwell, AIM, Copperfield Review, Struggle, Nostalgically, Tickled By Thunder, and the Westchester Gannett newspapers. For thirteen years she taught Creative Writing and Poetry to teenagers at the JCC of Mid-Westchester in Scarsdale, NY.  She also taught Jewish Literature and Creative Writing at the Beth El Hebrew High School in New Rochelle, NY. Gillian will read from her first book and also from her collection of poems, Kaleidoscope.