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Sunday Salon witnessed the work of over 600 emerging and established writers, poets, and artists to include Pulitzer Prize, Booker Prize, American Book Award winners. Join us.

A literary community built by writers and poets, Sunday Salon is sustained by literary enthusiasts like you. Our mission is to feature emerging and established writers and poets at monthly readings. To share and celebrate marvelous stories, essays, and poetry. To entertain. To inspire.

Sunday Salon has welcomed to the mic:

Pulitzer Prize Winners

Tyehimba Jess
Gregory Pardlo
Yusef Komunyakaa

mAN bOOKER PRIZE WINNER
Marlon James
american book award Winners

Allison Adelle Hedge Coke
Jessica Hagedorn
Marlon James
LeAnne Howe
Natalie Diaz
Emily Raboteau

PEN AMERICAN LITERARY award Winners

Lisa Ko
Crystal Hana Kim
Saeed, Jones
Mia Alvar
Gina Apostol
Nina McConigley
Mark Doty
Minal Hajratwala
Monique Truong

Whiting award Winners

Jeffery Renard Allen
Alexander Chee
Edward C. Corral
Mark Doty
Kaitlyn Greenidge
Major Jackson
Mitchell Jackson
Tyehimba Jess
Alice Sola Kim
Rickey Laurentiis
Roger Reeves
Jess Row
Vu Tran
Joshua Weiner
Phillip B. Williams

Distinguished Readers

Marlon James

Marlon James is the author of John Crow’s Devil (2005), The Book of Night Women (2009), A Brief History of Seven Killings (2014), winner of the 2015 Man Booker Prize, and Black Leopard, Red Wolf (2019).

Roxane Gay

Roxane Gay is the author of the books Ayiti, An Untamed State, the New York Times bestselling Bad Feminist, the nationally bestselling Difficult Women and the New York Times bestselling Hunger.

Ivelisse Rodriguez

Ivelisse Rodriguez’s short story collection, Love War Stories (Feminist Press, 2018), was a 2019 PEN/Faulkner finalist and a 2018 Foreword Reviews INDIES finalist.

Jessica Hagedorn

Poet, novelist, playwright, and multimedia artist Jessica Hagedorn was raised and lived in the Philippines until she moved to San Francisco in her teens. She is the author of five books, including the novel Dogeaters (1990), finalist for the National Book Award and winner of the American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation. 

Reese Okyong Kwon

R.O. Kwon’s nationally bestselling first novel, The Incendiaries, is published by Riverhead (U.S.) and Virago/Little Brown (U.K.), and it is being translated into five languages.

Paul Lisicky

Paul Lisicky is the author of The Narrow Door (a New York Times Editors’ Choice), Unbuilt Projects, The Burning House, Famous Builder, and Lawnboy.

Illustrious Alumni

We love our alumni. Come be a part of a special group that reads at Sunday Salon.

Tsipi Keller

Tsipi Keller was born in Prague, raised in Israel, and has been living in the United States since 1974. Her short fiction and her poetry translations have appeared in many journals and anthologies, and her

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Jeffery Renard Allen

Formerly Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Virginia, Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of five books, most recently the novel Song of the Shank, which is loosely based on the life of

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Joyce Marcel

Through her controversial weekly political, social and cultural columns for the op-ed pages of the Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer, Joyce Marcel (www.joycemarcel.com)has become the voice of an entire county – Windham – in southern Vermont. In

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Alice Kaltman

Alice Kaltman is the author of the story collection STAGGERWING (Tortoise Books), the novel WAVEHOUSE (Fitzroy Books). and the forthcoming THE TANTALIZING TALE OF GRACE MINNAUGH (Fitzroy Books). Her stories appear in numerous journals including

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Simon Murray

Simon Murray (symurai) is a Pomfretian of Bajan heritage. He is a published writer and poet, an artist, and regular performer of spoken word. He also runs his own graphic design company, Liquorice Fish, working

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Meera Nair

Meera Nair grew up in India and came to the United States in 1997. She is the author of VIDEO: Stories, and a forthcoming novel from Pantheon, tentatively titled HARVEST. Her collection VIDEO won the

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Dorotea Agustin Mendoza

Writer, political economist and activist Dorotea Agustin Mendoza immigrated to New York City from the Philippines in 1984. Art and politics form Dorotea’s double helix. She writes, lectures on and organizes around issues faced by

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Edith Chevat

Edith Chevat is the Senior Editor of Girls, An Anthology. She is the author of a novel, Love Lesson, which received a starred review in Book List. She is one of the original members of

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Suzanne Wise

Suzanne Wise is the author of the poetry collection The Kingdom of the Subjunctive. More recently, her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in the anthologies Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century

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