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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.

Janice Erlbaum

Janice Erlbaum (www.janiceerlbaum.com) is the author of Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Villard, March ’06), and Have You Found Her: A Memoir (Villard, Feb. ’08). She was a contributor to BUST magazine from 1994 through

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Henk Rossouw

From 2001 to 2005, Henk Rossouw was a foreign correspondent reporting from Africa for The Chronicle of Higher Education. Born in South Africa, Henk currently lives in Montreal. His work has appeared in Tin House

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Nichelle Newsletter

Nichelle Newsletter is a Southern girl who loves New York City. She keeps nickels in her pocket working as a management consultant. She finds happiness in writing, hanging out with friends, and sending steamy text

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Roberta Allen

Roberta Allen is the author of eight books, including the novel, The Dreaming Girl, the story collections, Certain People, The Traveling Woman, the novella-in-stories, The Daughter, the memoir, Amazon Dream, and the writing guide, The

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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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Lisa Ferber

Neo-screwball wit Lisa Ferber is a prolific story writer, playwright and lyricist. She has read at KGB, Dirty Laundry, Mad Hatters/Rogue Scholars Ball, Satchmo’s, and Barbes Brooklyn. Published stories, including “Bed of Plastic Bags and

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Dayo Forster

Dayo Forster was born in Gambia and now lives in Kenya. She has published a short story in Kwani? and was one of 12 African writers selected as a participant at the 2006 Caine Prize

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Katie Watson

Katie Watson is the author of several sketch shows and comic plays, most recently “War Is Bad: Sock Puppet Euripides.” Katie currently is a contributor to TimeOut Chicago, NPR’s “All Things Considered” and WBEZ’s “Eight

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