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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.

Lloyd Igane

Copywriter, writer of indiscriminate little stories, and columnist, has been many things including untrained teacher, accountant, freelance feature writer, amateur dog-house cleaner, creative director, fire-fighter, vehicle brander and unemployed creative bum-about-town. Born two years before

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Luis Francia

Luis H. Francia is a poet, journalist, and nonfiction writer. His semiautobiographical account of being on the road in the Philippines, Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, won both the 2002 PEN Open Book

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Jill Pollack

Jill Pollack, founder of StoryStudio Chicago, is an award-winning communications consultant, writer and editor. A published author with 15 years experience in corporate communications, Jill teaches creative writing to individuals and leads customized seminars for

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John Verbos

John Verbos’s fiction has appeared in Pindeldyboz, Tatlin’s Tower, Conjunctions, and the Backwards City Review. His story “Lost Boys” was selected by Dave Eggers for the anthology The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003. He is

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Kelvin Christopher James

Trinidadian-American, Kelvin Christopher James holds a B.Sc. from the University of West Indies (St. Augustine campus), and a doctorate in Science Education from Columbia University Teachers College. Born in Port of Spain and grown up

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Binyavanga Wainaina

Binyavanga Wainaina is a Kenyan writer. In 2002 he won the Caine Prize for African Writing. He is the Founding Editor of Kwani? – a leading Kenyan magazine (www.kwani.org). In 2007, he won the Virginia

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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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Felicia C. Sullivan

Felicia C. Sullivan is the author of The Sky Isn’t Visible from Here: Scenes from a Life, which has been featured in Vanity Fair, Elle, USA Today, Newsday, and The Washington Post. She received her

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