Autumn bliss: cool weather, nature’s blazing colors, and this month’s Sunday Salon are already something to rave about. Join us in welcoming four prodigiously, multi-talented writers for a divine intersection of prose and poetry. Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Tejas Desai is the author of the novel The Brotherhood (2012) and the short story collection Good Americans (2013). He is the founder of The New Wei literary movement, which seeks to promote provocative narrative artists. His articles on literature have been published in the Huffington Post and other publications. A professional librarian, he holds an MFA in Creative Writing and an MLS in Library and Information Science. He was born in New York City where he still lives, works, and writes.
Saeed Jones is a Pushcart Prize-winning poet who is the editor of BuzzFeed LGBT. His debut poetry collection Prelude To Bruise is out now from Coffee House Press. In a starred review it was described by Publishers Weekly as “a dark night of the soul presented as the finest of evening gowns.” His work has appeared in publications like Guernica, The Rumpus, and Hayden’s Ferry Review, among others. Saeed is the recipient of fellowships from Cave Canem and Queer / Art / Mentors.
Maya Lang’s debut novel, The Sixteenth of June, was long listed for the 2014 Flaherty-Dunnan Prize. She was awarded the Bread Loaf-Rona Jaffe Foundation Scholarship in Fiction and was a finalist for Glimmer Train‘s Short Story Award for New Writers. She is now at work on her second novel, Phinney & Maude.
Rebecca Mills is an actor/writer (member: AEA, SAG-AFTRA). She is working on Warning: Don’t Laugh at the Natives, a comedic memoir based on a decade of misadventures in New York City. She has performed a one-woman show called “Charmed” at The Peoples Improv Theatre. Additionally, she has performed her writing at Joe’s Pub, the Laurie Beechman Theatre, The Moth, Honey and Poison, Stoop to Nuts at Cornelia Street Cafe, Rabbit Tales, Drunken! Careening! Writers! at KGB, The Disagreement at Culturefix, Popsickle Brooklyn, Renegade Reading Series, and The Buzzard’s Banquet. She is also a sommelier and wine writer.