NYC | December 15, 2013

What do you get when four literary daredevils meet at the crossroads? A guaranteed explosive evening of unique, talented voices! That’s what. And four compelling new books! Come join us for the mid-season reading finale at the December 15th Sunday Salon. Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.

Ilana Garon (@IlanaGaron) has been working for ten years as an English teacher at a public high school in the Bronx, N.Y. She holds master’s degrees in English education and fine arts. In addition to Sunday Salon, her writing has appeared in The Guardian, Business Insider, Gotham Schools, Education WeekDissent Magazine, Huffington Post, Tablet Magazine, and PresenTense Magazine. Her book, “Why Do Only White People Get Abducted by Aliens?”: Teaching Lessons from the Bronx, was released by Skyhorse Publishing in September 2013.

Mitchell S. Jackson is a Portland, Oregon native who lives in Brooklyn, New York.  He received an M.A. in writing from Portland State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University.  He has been the recipient of fellowships from Urban Artist Initiative and The Center For Fiction. A former winner of the Hurston Wright Foundation’s award for college writers, he teaches writing at New York University and is the literary editor of Dossier Journal. Jackson published the eBook collection Oversoul Stories and Essays in the summer of 2012. Bloomsbury USA published his novel The Residue Years in August of 2013.

Robert Kolker is a contributing editor at New York magazine and the author of Lost Girls, a New York Times bestseller that has been named one of Publisher’s Weekly‘s Top Ten Books of 2013. At New York, his feature and cover stories often take the form of gripping narratives, from Chesley“Sully” Sullenberger’s Miracle on the Hudson to the police shooting of Sean Bell.  His work has been nominated for a National Magazine Award and received the Harry Frank Guggenheim 2011 Excellence in Criminal Justice Reporting Award from the John Jay College of Criminal Justice.

Filip Noterdaeme is an artist-provocateur best known for his Homeless Museum of Art (HOMU), a pastiche of the contemporary art museum he created in 2003. He holds a Bachelor in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts and a Masters of Arts from the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University. He is a contributing blogger on art at the Huffington Post, lectures at the Museum of Modern Art and the Guggenheim Museum, and teaches art history at The New School, New York University, and the City University of New York. His conceptual memoir, The Autobiography of Daniel J. Isengart, written as an homage to Gertrude Stein’s The Autobiography of Alice B. Toklas, was published in 2013 by Outpost19 (

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