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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.

Adina Kay

Adina Kay is a nonfiction writer living in New York City. She is currently finishing her MFA at Columbia University’s School of the Arts and working on a nonfiction novel about growing up and getting

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Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke is Brooklyn-based poet and writer. Her work appears in several print and online publications, including; Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (Seal Press), BLOOM and Reactions 5: New Poetry

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Khadijah Ibrahiim

Khadijah Ibrahiim is of Jamaican parentage, born in the city of Leeds, England. She is a poet, live artist, literary activist, researcher, educator and director of theatre for development. She is the Artistic Director of

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Polina Barskov

Polina Barskova was born in Leningrad. She published her first book of poetry Christmas in 1991. At the moment her tenth book of poetry, a collected volume, A Sunny Morning in the Square, is out

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Alison Smith

Alison Smith’s writing has appeared in McSweeney’s, Granta, The London Telegraph, The New York Times, The Believer, Glamour, Best American Erotica, and other publications. Her first book, a memoir titled Name All the Animals (Scribner)

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Alysia Sawchyn

Alysia Sawchyn is a features editor for “The Rumpus” and currently lives in Northern Virginia. Her essay collection, “A Fish Growing Lungs,” will be published by Burrow Press in June 2020. Her writing has also

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Michelle Herman

Michelle Herman has two new books out this year, Dog, a short novel and The Middle of Everything, her first work of nonfiction. Herman’s earlier work includes Missing, a novel, and a collection of novellas,

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Robert Lopez

Robert Lopez is the author of Part of the World. His fiction and poetry has appeared in dozens of journals, including; Bomb, The Threepenny Review, New Orleans Review, New England Review, Denver Quarterly, Blackbird, Nerve,

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Dr. Abena P.A. Busia

Dr. Abena P.A. Busia, co-director of the groundbreaking Women Writing Africa Project, a multi-volume anthology published by the feminist Press at CUNY. As Busia points out, “history is located in multiple places”. This collection is

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