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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.

Charles Salzberg

Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Esquire, New York Magazine, GQ, and The New York Times Book Review. He is the author of over 20 books, including From Set Shot

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Susan Njeru

Susan Njeru was born and raised in Kenya. She did her undergraduate degree in Business Administration in Nairobi, and her Master’s degree in Urban Policy at the New School University in New York. She currently

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Joyce Marcel

Through her controversial weekly political, social and cultural columns for the op-ed pages of the Brattleboro (Vt.) Reformer, Joyce Marcel (www.joycemarcel.com)has become the voice of an entire county – Windham – in southern Vermont. In

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Thaddeus Rutkowski

Thaddeus Rutkowski grew up in central Pennsylvania and is a graduate of Cornell University and The Johns Hopkins University. His new novel, Tetched (meaning “touched in the head”), has been printed by Behler Publications. His

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S.G. Frazier

S.G. Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts. His work has appeared in American Poet, Ontario Review, and various literary journals.

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Ericka Lutz

Ericka Lutz lives in Oakland, California where she writes in many genres. Her short stories, including selections from her collection San Andreas: Short Fiction on Shaky Ground, have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including

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Wah-Ming Chang

Wah-Ming Chang has received grants from the Urban Artist Initiative, the New York Foundation for the Arts, the Bronx Writers’ Center, and the Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts. She lives and works it in New

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Naliaka Wafula

Naliaka Wafula is a journalist/writer and poet (who once dabbled but is now engrossed) currently residing in Nairobi. Together with her Project Heshima team she organises and hosts Rhythm and spoken at the Dass Restaurant

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Jonathan Dee

Jonathan Dee is the author of four novels, Palladio, St. Famous, The Liberty Campaign, and The Lover of History. His short fiction, nonfiction and criticism have appeared in many periodicals, including Harper’s, New York Times

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