Join us for the 2022 virtual Sunday Salon kickoff! On March 20th at 3pm (ET), the first day of spring, we’ll celebrate illumination in its many forms, in the extraordinary prose and poetry of Carribean Fragoza, Darrel Alejandro Holnes, Meghan Lamb, and Scott Woods. Curated & hosted by the illustrious Chiwan Choi. What more? Add music with the return of DJ Jaguarita Loca. Register for the event today!
Waiting room opens at 2:50pm. Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMsceuorTIoHtYPgGv3IHE4h4TBPTDavEWA
Carribean Fragoza is a writer from South El Monte, California. She is the co-editor of East of East: The Making of Greater El Monte (Rutgers University Press) and the forthcoming book Literary Postcards of the Golden State (Angel City Press). She is also the co-editor of Boom California and the co-director and founder of the South El Monte Arts Posse. Her essays have appeared in national and international publications such as ArtNews, The Los Angeles Review of Books, Harper’s Bazaar, Terremoto, and Letras Libres and her short stories have been published in Alta, Zyzzyva, Electric Lit. Her debut collection of stories Eat the Mouth That Feeds You (City Lights) is a 2022 PEN Award finalist.
Darrel Alejandro Holnes is an Afro-Panamanian American writer. His most recent play, Black Feminist Video Game, was produced by The Civilians for 59E59, Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Center Theater Group, and other theaters and venues. He is the founder of the Greater Good Commission and Festival, a festival of Latinx short plays. Holnes is the author of Migrant Psalms (Northwestern University Press, 2021) and Stepmotherland (Notre Dame Press, 2022). He is the recipient of the Andres Montoya Poetry Prize from Letras Latinas, the Drinking Gourd Poetry Prize, and a National Endowment for the Arts Literature Fellowship in Creative Writing (Poetry). His poems have previously appeared in the American Poetry Review, Poetry, Callaloo, Best American Experimental Writing, and elsewhere. Holnes is a Cave Canem and CantoMundo fellow who has earned scholarships to the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Fine Arts Work Center in Provincetown, Postgraduate Writers Conference at Vermont College of Fine Arts, and residencies nationwide, including a residency at MacDowell. His poem “Praise Song for My Mutilated World” won the C. P. Cavafy Poetry Prize from Poetry International. He is an assistant professor of English at Medgar Evers College, a senior college of the City University of New York (CUNY), where he teaches creative writing and playwriting, and a faculty member of the Gallatin School of Individualized Study at New York University.
Meghan Lamb is the author of Failure to Thrive (Apocalypse Party, 2021), All of Your Most Private Places (Spork Press, 2019) and Silk Flowers (Birds of Lace, 2017). She has taught writing courses at the University of Chicago, Eötvös Loránd University, Interlochen Center for the Arts, and Washington University in St. Louis, and she served as the 2018 Philip Roth Writer in Residence at Bucknell University. Her work has appeared in Quarterly West, DIAGRAM, Redivider, Passages North, and other publications. She is currently the Nonfiction Editor of Nat. Brut, a journal of art and literature dedicated to advancing inclusivity in all creative fields.
Scott Woods is an Emmy award-winning writer and event organizer in Columbus, Ohio. Woods is the author of Urban Contemporary History Month (2016), We Over Here Now (2013) and Prince and Little Weird Black Boy Gods (2017). He has been featured multiple times in national press, including appearances on National Public Radio. He is the founder of Streetlight Guild, a performing arts non-profit. He is a 2018 Columbus Foundation Spirit of Columbus Award recipient, as well as the Greater Columbus Arts Council winner of the 2017 Columbus Makes Art Excellence Award for his event series “Holler: 31 Days of Columbus Black Art”, and was named the first-ever “Face of Columbus” by Columbus Alive. He is the co-founder of the Writers’ Block Poetry Night and a regular contributor for LEVEL magazine. In 2006 became the first poet to ever complete a 24-hour solo poetry reading…a feat he bested seven more times without repeating a single poem.
CURATOR + MC
Chiwan Choi is the author of four books, The Flood, Abductions, The Yellow House, and my name is wolf. He wrote, presented, and destroyed the novel Ghostmaker throughout the course of 2015. He is also the host of the podcast Are You There, Ghost? It’s Me, Chiwan.
Nita Noveno, nomad, writer, lecturer at the Borough of Manhattan Community College, and founder of Sunday Salon has published work most recently in Ghost Parachute, Hippocampus, and The Hunger and
has forthcoming work in Brink. Inspired by the spirited mariachi music of Jalisco and ferocious feline of Mayan and Aztec legends, Nita returns to the virtual edition of Sunday Salon as DJ Jaguarita Loca.
This event is funded in part by Poets & Writers through public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council.