Since the summer of 2002, Sunday Salon has hosted 500 magnificent writers and poets and a beautiful bounty of musicians and singer-songwriters who’ve shared their immense, inspiring talents on the stage. This June, the reading series celebrates its 13th year of literary love and community! Yes, we’re having a party! Join us in welcoming five more remarkably-talented writers and their extraordinary work and the return of a much loved musical guest (stay tuned) to the stage. We’ll toast to Lucky 13, to more magic at the mic, and to the sweet arrival of summer. Come celebrate with us! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Mia Alvar’s work has appeared in One Story, The Missouri Review, the Cincinnati Review, FiveChapters, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from Columbia University and has been a writer in residence at Yaddo, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Djerassi, and the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts. This past spring she was awarded the 2015 Sirenland Fellowship in Positano, Italy. Her first book, In the Country, is a collection of short stories published by Knopf this June.
Chiwan Choi is the author of two traditional books–The Flood and Abductions. In 2015, he will have written, presented, and destroyed a new book, Ghostmaker. His other non-traditional “book” projects include The City is My Book, a novel written on numerous utility/electrical boxes in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, and the Living Book Project, original text written to be tattooed onto volunteers, turning the idea of publishing around (the person with the tattoo as ‘book’; the tattoo artist as ‘publisher’; the author as the author. Chiwan is also founding partner of Writ Large Press, an indie publisher that uses books and publishing to resist, disrupt, and transgress.
mensah demary is co-founder and publisher of Specter Magazine, and is the literary editor of Fourculture Magazine. A columnist for The Butter and regular contributor to Thought Catalog, mensah’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Metazen, Little Fiction, PANK, and elsewhere. mensah also co-hosts LIT: A Music and Reading Series. Originally from New Jersey, mensah currently lives and writes in Brooklyn.
Sarah Tomlinson is a Brooklyn- and Los Angeles-based writer. She has ghostwritten twelve books, including two un-credited New York Times bestsellers. Her writing has appeared in publications including Marie Claire, MORE, Salon.com, Publisher’s Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. Herfather-daughter memoir, GOOD GIRL, was published by Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) on April 21, 2015.
Erika T. Wurth’s novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend, was published by Curbside Splendor. Her collection of poetry, Indian Trains, was published by The University of New Mexico’s West End Press. A writer of both fiction and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, such as Boulevard, Drunken Boat, and Southern California Review. is represented by Peter Steinberg. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.
Robert Lopez is the author of four books, including the forthcoming, Good People, to be published by Bellevue Literary Press in January, 2016. Along with David Hollander, he is part of The Unnameable, an acoustic duo.
This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.