Here’s a glorious combination: the arrival of summer and the number 14. This June, Sunday Salon celebrates 14 years of literary love in NYC! Since 2002, we’ve hosted well over 500 incredibly talented writers and poets and so many fine musical guests. Let’s keep the fire burning! Join us in welcoming four amazing writers, who will knock you off your feet with their new and beloved books, and marvelous musical talent you won’t want to miss. Come celebrate with us! You know where: Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm. Let’s toast to all things literary.
Kaitlyn Greenidge’s debut novel is We Love You, Charlie Freeman (Algonquin Books). Her writing has appeared in The New York Times, Elle.com, Buzzfeed, Transition Magazine, Virginia Quarterly Review, the Believer, American Short Fiction and other places. She is a contributing writer for LENNY Letter. She received her MFA from Hunter College. Originally from Boston, Kaitlyn now lives in Brooklyn.
R. Zamora Linmark is the author of the best-selling Rolling the R’s and Leche. He also published three poetry collections, including The Evolution of a Sigh, all from Hanging Loose Press. His forthcoming books are Pop Verite, a poetry collection, and These Books Belong to Ken Z, a young adult novel. He divides his time between Manila and Honolulu.
As a poet and essayist, Richard Jeffrey Newman’s work explores the impact of feminism on his life as a man, especially as a survivor of childhood sexual violence. As a co-translator of classical Persian poetry, he writes about the impact of that canon on our contemporary lives. His books include For My Son, A Kind of Prayer (Ghostbird Press 2016), The Silence of Men (Cavankerry Press 2006), and the translation The Teller of Tales: Stories from Ferdowsi’s Shahameh (Junction Press 2011). He curates the First Tuesdays reading series in Elmhurst, NY. His poems have appeared in a wide range of journals and his essays have been published in, among other places, Salon.com, The Scavenger, and The Good Men Project. Newman is Professor of English at Nassau Community College in Garden City, NY. His website is www.richardjnewman.com.
Sarah Schulman’s most recent novel, The Cosmopolitans, was called “A Modern Classic” by Kirkus, and “Voluptuous” by the NY Times. Her new nonfiction book Conflict Is Not Abuse: Overstating Harm, Community Responsibility and the Duty of Repair is forthcoming in October.
After years of barstool conversations in the East Village & Lower East Side, Lovett Hines and Vikas Menon wrote their first song together in 2011. Inspired by the emotional catharsis of the blues and r&b, the storytelling of country and Afro-Brazilian rhythms, they began a collaboration that reflected their eclectic, polyglot musical obsessions. With the addition of drummer Jun K and guitarist/vocalist CJ this year, the project crystallized into Saint Blue. With songs steeped in bourbon & Sunday morning services, Saint Blue works organically, paying tribute to music as it was traditionally made— from porch to pulpit, from parades to parlors, wherever people gathered to make music.