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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.

Anne Landsman

Anne Landsman (annelandsman.com) is the author of the novel, The Devil’s Chimney (Soho, 1997; Penguin trade paperback, 1999), nominated for four awards including the PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction. Originally from

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Rahnee Patrick

Rahnee Patrick writes fictional and non-fiction essays to explore the lives of marginal folks, particularly lives of women, Asian Americans, and people with disabilities. In 1996, Rahnee won the Women’s Studies Essay Contest, Creative Category

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Sonia Pilcer

Sonia Pilcer has published five novels, most recently, The Holocaust Kid, which she adapted as a theatrical play for Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA. Universal Studios bought the film rights to her first novel,

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Elizabeth Smith

Elizabeth Smith is a writer, teacher, and printmaker living in Brooklyn, just north of the hippest neighborhood in the United States. A graduate from art school, she alternated between writing and visual art for many

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Suzanne Wise

Suzanne Wise is the author of the poetry collection The Kingdom of the Subjunctive. More recently, her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in the anthologies Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century

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Billy Lombardo

Billy Lombardo is the co-founder and artistic director of Polyphony H.S., a student-run national literary magazine for high school writers and editors. He is the author of “How to Hold a Woman,” (OV Books 2009)

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Tim Geaghan

Tim Geaghan’s fiction has appeared in Tatlin’s Tower. His poetry has appeared nowhere but on the shadows of everyone’s skulls. He, like Federico Garcia Lorca, is from the country, and, like him, dislikes cities because

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Alix Strauss

Alix Strauss has been a featured lifestyle trend writer on national morning shows and talk shows including ABC, CBS, CNN and most recently, VH1. Her articles cover a range of topics, from beauty and food

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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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