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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.

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Annabel Smith

Annabel Smith was born and raised in England and educated at the London School of Economics, twice, and Oxford. She has taught high school history, politics, human rights and global studies for nearly twenty years

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Dorotea Agustin Mendoza

Writer, political economist and activist Dorotea Agustin Mendoza immigrated to New York City from the Philippines in 1984. Art and politics form Dorotea’s double helix. She writes, lectures on and organizes around issues faced by

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Judy Kibinge

Judy Kibinge was born in Nairobi in 1967. Her family left for Washington DC in the USA in 1969, where they lived for the next five years. When she was seven, she won a major

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Sharon Solwitz’s

Sharon Solwitz’s story collection Blood and Milk (Sarabande, 1996) received the 1997 Carl Sandberg award and the Midland Author’s prize for adult fiction, and was a finalist for the 1997 National Jewish Book Award. Her

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Vestal McIntyre

Vestal McIntyre has published in Open City and Tin House. His first book You Are Not The One was published in January by Carroll and Graf and has a giant bunny on the cover. Intruiged?

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Janice Erlbaum

Janice Erlbaum (www.janiceerlbaum.com) is the author of Girlbomb: A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Villard, March ’06), and Have You Found Her: A Memoir (Villard, Feb. ’08). She was a contributor to BUST magazine from 1994 through

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Kingwa Kamencu

Kingwa Kamencu is a journalist writing for the Media Institute’s magazine- Expression Today (ET) and a contributor with ‘The Standard’ newspaper. Her first book, To Grasp at A Star was published by East African Education

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Barbara Sueko McGuire

Some people have a theme song or a favorite outfit, Barbara Sueko McGuire has a power print—leopard. Unfortunately, her power print doesn’t seem to magically make forming sentences on a blank page any easier. But

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David Harlan Webber

David Harlan Webber is a graduate of Columbia and NYU Law School. He is currently working on a novel about a young incarcerated paralegal who bluffs his way out of jail, into law school, and

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