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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.

Ross Minichiello

Ross Minichiello came to New York as an actor/director in 1990 but found waiting tables to be much more lucrative. In 1996, while directing the OOBR award winning comedy, Donkeybar, he met his lovely, future

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Rick Spreyer

Rick Spreyer has published one book of poems, entitled “Windswept,” and he has completed three collections of poems entitled: “A Second Helping,” “Opihi,” and “Cronies.” He is presently working on a long poem about politics

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Wesley Yang

Wesley Yang has written for the New York Times Book Review, Los Angeles Times Book Review, and New York Magazine. He is a contributing editor at Tablet Magazine, regular contributor to the Abu Dhabi National

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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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Molly Dumbleton

Molly Dumbleton is Managing Editor of a small publishing house in Evanston, where she is the founding editor of two children’s magazines as well as countless books, CDs, and toys that look cute until you

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Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes, author of the hilarious and quirky debut novel Tearjerker, in which a frustrated writer kidnaps a renowned editor and cages him in a basement equipped with a TV, a treadmill, and a Porta-Potty.

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Doreen Baingana

Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan writer and author of Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005, Harlem Moon/Doubleday, 2006). The book won the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Award in

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Lynn Harris

Lynn Harris (www.lynnharris.net) is author of the comic mystery Death By Chick Lit, its prequel, Miss Media, and several humorous non-fiction titles. An award-winning journalist, she writes about gender, politics, and culture for Salon.com, The

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Saga McOdongo

Judy Akinyi aka Saga McOdongo was a teacher at the Kenya Polytechnic until 2001 when she was introduced to drug trafficking by one of the most feared operators in the murky business at the time.

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