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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.

Bino A. Realuyo

Bino A. Realuyo is the author of The Gods We Worship Live Next Door, selected for 2005 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Literary Review,

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Sam Reaves

Sam Reaves has written seven Chicago-based crime novels, including the Cooper MacLeish series, the Dooley series and the forthcoming stand-alone Mean Town Blues. Under the pen name Dominic Martell he has authored a European-based suspense

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Laura Tanenbaum

Laura Tanenbaum studied comparative literature at NYU and is currently Assistant Professor of English at LaGuardia Community College. In 2006, she was a selected finalist in the Summer Literary Seminars fiction contest, and studied at

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Heather Kristin

Heather Kristin, playwright/ singer/ songwriter/ violinist/ actor began performing at the age of eight under the direction of Gina Wendkos at the infamous Studio 54. After being home-schooled her whole life, earning a GED, she

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Janyce Stefan-Cole

Janyce Stefan-Cole, whose stories or non-fiction have appeared in The Brooklyn Rail, Ducts, Caprice and LABEL Magazine, and soon to appear in the American Review of Books. A story, “My Private Eye,” is included in

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Bill Cheng

Bill Cheng graduated from Baruch College with a degree in Creative Writing. His fiction has appeared in Ballyhoo Stories. He lives in Queens, New York and is currently applying to graduate school.

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Seni Seneviratne

Seni Seneviratne is a writer, singer, photographer and performer. She was born in Leeds, Yorkshire in 1951 to an English mother and Sri Lankan father. She has been writing poetry since her early teens and

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Benjamin Matvey

Benjamin Matvey is a writer and lawyer who lives in Brooklyn. His fiction has been featured in Generation X Journal and twice in Philadelphia’s prestigious Writing Aloud series. His story Big Secrets was awarded Cynic

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David Olimpio

David Olimpio grew up in Texas, but currently lives and writes in Philadelphia. He is the author of THIS IS NOT A CONFESSION (Awst Press, 2016) and the Publisher and Editor-in-Chief of Atticus Review. He

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