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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.

Bruce Olds

Bruce Olds is the author of three novels: Bucking the Tiger, an American Library Association Notable Book adapted from the stage as The Confessions of Doc Holliday, and Raising Holy Hell, a Pulitzer Prize finalist

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Scott Snyder

Scott Snyder has been published in Zoetrope, One Story, Tin House, Epoch, and other journals. His first collection of short stories, Voodoo Heart, was published this fall. Scott teaches at Columbia University and lives in

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Marian Brown St. Onge

Marian Brown St. Onge retired recently from her position of founding Director of the Center for International Partnerships and Programs at Boston College-where she also taught and at one time directed the University’s Women’s Studies

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Matt Cheney

Matthew Cheney has recently published fiction in the magazines One Story and Lady Churchill’s Rosebud Wristlet and the anthologies Interfictions and Logorrhea. He is a columnist for the online magazine Strange Horizons and series editor

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Stephanie Sherman

Stephanie Sherman does things that are deemed useless in a capitalist society, like poetry-writing and dancing. She spent two years in Quito, Ecuador on a Fulbright scholarship, teaching and choreographing works that reflected the realities

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Robert Hill

Robert Hill writes advertising copy for movies and grants for not-for-profit organizations. When All is Said and Done (Graywolf Press) was written in the Dangerous Writer’s workshop led by Tom Spanbauer, and was awarded the

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Yusef Komunyakaa

Yusef Komunyakaa was born 1947 and raised in Bogalusa, Louisiana. Served in Vietnam as an information specialist, saw combat, and received the Bronze Star. A graduate of the University of Colorado, he also received masters

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Emily Helfgot

Emily Helfgot is a writer and performer with a professional background in elementary school teaching and literacy-based non-profit work. She is an alumni of Killing My Lobster, a sketch comedy group in San Francisco, and

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Nick Antosca

Nick Antosca’s writing has appeared in The Barcelona Review, Identity Theory, Nerve.com, The New York Tyrant, The Antietam Review, Hustler, Opium, elimae, and others. His first novel, Fires, was published in 2007 by Impetus Press.

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