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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.

Sarah D. Bunting

Sarah D. Bunting was born and raised in the fine state of New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the co-editor-in-chief of Television Without Pity.com, the site that enables your love/hate relationship with

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Diane Schenker

Diane Schenker got her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by two years of study in Paris. She has lived and worked in New York City since 1993. She writes and

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Carol Novack

Carol Novack is a re-emerging writer, a lapsed criminal defense and constitutional lawyer with a Masters Degree in Social Work (community organizing). A book of her poems, Living Alone Without a Dictionary, was published in

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Philo Ikonya

Philo Ikonya is a journalist and media consultant. She is a linguist and understands Latin, Kiswahili, Gikuyu, Spanish, and Italian. She was also recently elected as the President of Internation Pen – Kenya Chapter.

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June Wanjiru Wainaina

Few achievements give her more pleasure than that of having brought to life literary liaisons that are now a key feature throughout Nairobi. Founder of the kwani? Readings as far back as 2003, and thereafter

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Catherine Curan

Catherine Curan lives in New York City. She has taught writing to teenagers in Athens, Greece, and MBA students at Yale University. An award-winning journalist, she has covered business, real estate and fashion for Conde

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Leland Cheuk

Leland Cheuk is the author of three books of fiction, including the novels THE MISADVENTURES OF SULLIVER PONG and most recently, NO GOOD VERY BAD ASIAN, forthcoming from C&R Press in October 2019. His work

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Myla Jones

Myla Jones is a teacher, writer and poet/spoken word artist who has been performing on the Spoken Word scene since 2002, winning competitions on Long Island, in Manhattan and Virginia. A graduate of Nassau Community

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Ellis Avery

Born in 1972 to parents who met on the 1/9 train, Ellis Avery teaches creative writing at Columbia. She is the author of The Smoke Week, an award-winning personal account of life in downtown Manhattan

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