NYC | June 21, 2009: Celebrating 7 years!!!

Get ready to celebrate: Sunday Salon is turning 7 this month! That’s right, the big 7!

First, we bid a sad farewell to our home of the last few years, Stain Bar in Brooklyn that closed its doors recently due to an increase in rent. We’re determined to keep the Stain spirit of arts and creativity alive. Thank you Krista, Caroline and Craig. Big love to you all!

Please join us at our new home in Manhattan: Seventh Street Small Stage at Jimmys 43 on 7th St. between 2nd/3rd Ave.

Celebrating with us in delightful prose:

Michael Hawley’s short stories have appeared in The New Yorker, Boston Review, Alaska Quarterly Review, The Saint Ann’s Review and Cimarron Review (currently on bookshelves). He recently was awarded with and participated in a three-month writing residency courtesy of the Kerouac Project of Orlando. Michael is currently at work on a collection of stories and a novel. Raised in rural Wisconsin, he studied Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts and has lived in New York since 1986.

Heather Kristin, a graduate of The New School, was born and raised in New York City where she and her twin sister were home-schooled. She also studied with the Summer Literary Seminars in Russia and the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London. Her non-fiction articles have appeared in Glamour Magazine, Smith Magazine, the L Magazine, New York Press, Bee Magazine, Our Town, Fresh Yarn, West Side Spirit, and on J.T. Leroy’s website. Her book reviews can be found in Kirkus and in The St. Petersburg Times in Russia. She is a two-time recipient of the SAG and AFTRA personal essay awards. Her performances have been featured in Art Forum Magazine, Go Brooklyn, Middletown Journal, New York Post, and on Sex and the City. A composition she wrote on violin was featured at the Frankfurt Film Festival and at the New York Short Film Festival. Heather’s favorite activity involves spending time with her sixteen year old mentee from the non-profit organization Girls Write Now, and editing their short documentary. Currently, she is working on a memoir about being a homeless child, street performer, and a survivor of Hell’s Kitchen.

Some people have a theme song or a favorite outfit, Barbara Sueko McGuire has a power print—leopard. Unfortunately, her power print doesn’t seem to magically make forming sentences on a blank page any easier. But she’s okay with that because writing is her labor of love. Barbara Sueko is a newbie MFA graduate of Sarah Lawrence’s creative nonfiction writing program and can now be found serving up scones and tea in the Upper East Side.

Benjamin Matvey is a writer who lives in Brooklyn . His fiction has been featured in Stickman Review, Sunday Salon, Generation X Journal and twice in Philadelphia ‘s prestigious Writing Aloud series. His story “Big Secrets” was awarded Cynic Magazine’s “Best of 2008” distinction, and one of his stories will be featured in the anthology Philly Fiction 2. His play Brie! The Musical Dissertation was produced in the summer of 2005 and he reviving it to be brought back for an extended run in 2010. He recently finished his first novel, X, and optioned his first screenplay, No Regrets, to Amy Lo, Producer of the award-winning documentary, Planet B-Boy.

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