Save the date & celebrate! On September 24th, Sunday Salon returns from summer break (and an oh so a brief hiatus) just in time to kickoff the fall literary season. Join us this month in welcoming to the mic a stunning novelist, short story writer, and poet. You won’t want to miss this incredible lineup. Please note: the reading series has relocated to Von Bar at 3 Bleecker Street in the East Village. Come toast to a triple crown of award winning talent and to new beginnings! At 7pm.
Lisa Ko is the author of The Leavers, a novel which won the 2016 PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her writing has appearedin Best American Short Stories 2016, The New York Times, Apogee Journal, Narrative, O. Magazine, Buzzfeed, One Teen Story, and elsewhere. She has been awarded fellowships and residencies from the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the MacDowell Colony, among others.
Laurie Stone is author most recently of My Life as an Animal, Stories. https://www.amazon.com/My-Life-Animal-Stories-Triquarterly/dp/0810134284 She was a longtime writer for the Village Voice, theater critic for The Nation, and critic-at-large on Fresh Air. She won the Nona Balakian prize in excellence in criticism from the National Book Critics Circle and has published numerous stories in such publications as Evergreen Review, Fence, Open City, Anderbo, The Collagist, New Letters, TriQuarterly, Threepenny Review, and Creative Nonfiction. In 2005, she participated in “Novel: An Installation,” writing a book and living in a house designed by architects Salazar/Davis in the Flux Factory’s gallery space. She has frequently collaborated with composer Gordon Beeferman in text/music works. The world premier of their piece “You, the Weather, a Wolf” was presented in the 2016 season of the St. Urbans concerts. She is at work on The Love of Strangers, a collage of hybrid narratives. Her website is: lauriestonewriter.com.
Poet Orlando White is from Tółikan, Arizona. He is Diné of the Naaneesht’ézhi Tábaahí and born for the Naakai Diné’e. White is the author of two books of poetry, Bone Light (Red Hen Press), which Kazim Ali described as a “careful excavation on language and letters and the physical body” and LETTERRS (Nightboat Books) which received the Poetry Center BookAward. His work has appeared in such journals as Ploughshares, the Kenyon Review, Salt Hill Journal, and elsewhere. The recipient of a residency from the Lannan Foundation, White teaches at Diné College in Tsaile, Arizona.