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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.

Beth Herstein

Beth Herstein has an M. A. in Creative Writing from City College of New York. Her fiction has appeared in Promethean and Owen Wister Review, and another story will appear in Woman This Month. She

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Taylor Antrim

Taylor Antrim is an editor at ForbesLife and a regular contributor to the New York Times and to Vogue. His journalism has appeared in Esquire, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Village Voice, and other publications,

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Ken Levinson

Ken Levinson has been writing literary fiction since the mid-nineteen nineties. He completed his first novel, Traveling in Anhedonia, and is currently at work on his second novel, Reclaiming My Mother, in addition to a

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Jeffery Renard Allen

Jeffery Renard Allen is the author of two collections of poetry, Stellar Places (Moyer Bell 2007) and Harbors and Spirits (Moyer Bell 1999), and of the widely celebrated and influential novel, Rails Under My Back

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Michelle Lee

As a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, Michelle Lee has written fiction, nonfiction, essays, and poems for a variety of publications.  She was most recently awarded finalist honors

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Benjamin Matvey

Benjamin Matvey is a writer who lives in Brooklyn . His fiction has been featured in Stickman Review, Sunday Salon, Generation X Journal and twice in Philadelphia ‘s prestigious Writing Aloud series. His story “Big

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Frances Madeson

Playwright and novelist, Frances Madeson, holds degrees from Washington University in St. Louis and the Graduate School and University Center of City University of New York. Her plays–The Candle Lit, A Purim Tango, Shylock’s Heart

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Renee Mboya

Renee Mboya writes for www.kenyaimagine.com. She came back to Nairobi half a decade ago after a childhood in exile on a dusty farm, in an industrial town, on the slopes of Kilimambogo; and found it

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David Harlan Webber

David Harlan Webber is a graduate of Columbia and NYU Law School. He is currently working on a novel about a young incarcerated paralegal who bluffs his way out of jail, into law school, and

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