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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.

Simon Murray

Simon Murray (symurai) is a Pomfretian of Bajan heritage. He is a published writer and poet, an artist, and regular performer of spoken word. He also runs his own graphic design company, Liquorice Fish, working

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Katherine Vaz

Katherine Vaz lives in New York City. Since The Sun published one of her first short stories in 1988, she has published two novels — Saudade (St. Martin’s Press) and Mariana (Aliform Publishing)– and two

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Allison Albino

Allison Albino is a Filipina-American poet and French teacher who lives and writes in Harlem. Her work has either appeared or is forthcoming with The Rumpus, The Lantern Review, Pigeon Pages, Poetry Northwest and elsewhere.

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Mickey Hess

Mickey Hess taught part-time for several universities in Kentucky and Indiana before moving to his current position as Assistant Professor of English at Rider University. His books include Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of

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Corrina Wycoff

O Street by Corrina Wycoff OV Books second title Corrina Wycoff’s fiction and essays have appeared in Other Voices, New Letters, Coal City Review, The Oregon Quarterly, Brainchild, Out of Line, Golden Handcuffs, and the

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David Kaiza

Born in 1975 in the north Ugandan town of Aboke, David Kaiza lived in Kampala for 21 years because of the war and attended Makerere University which he graduated from in 1999. He worked as

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Sarah Simons

Sarah Simons has a postgraduate background is education, development studies and forensic criminology. She is a trained crime investigator specializing in mapping analysis and research. Now venturing into crime fiction, she likes writing with a

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Iovanna Mesopir

Iovanna Mesopir was born in Nairobi in 1976 and has made it her home. She attended high school at Loreto Convent Valley Road then joined the Catholic university of Eastern Africa where she graduated with

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Gitura Kamau

Gitura Kamau is a young Nairobi theatre and film actor who has recently begun to direct his own movies. His first feature film, “Wangai’s Cross,” was shot in Nairobi and premiered June 18th, 2008. Kamau

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