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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.

Cheryl Burke

Cheryl Burke is a Brooklyn-based poet and writer. Her work appears in numerous print and online publications, including; Word Warriors: 35 Women Leaders in the Spoken Word Revolution (Seal Press, 2007), Suspect Thoughts, Reactions 5:

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Maggie Pouncey

Maggie Pouncey is completing her MFA in creative writing at Columbia University, where she teaches undergraduate writing. She is at work on a collection of stories, and a novel. Maggie is a mentor for Girls

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Steven Sacks

Steven Sacks: Since returning to Chicago from Ecuador, where he lived for 12 years and founded the country’s first certified organic farm, Steven Sacks has read his short stories on Chicago Public Radio’s Writer’s Block

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Hirsh Sawhney

Hirsh Sawhney edited and contributed a short story to Delhi Noir, an anthology of brand-new fiction published by Akashic Books. The book will be released by HarperCollins in India, Asphate in France, and Metropoli d’Asia

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Suhaila Abu Cross

Born in Nairobi a long time ago of Ugandan/English heritage, she was brought up at the coast of Kenya and schooled at Loreto, Makerere and UC Santa Cruz. Having lived and worked all over the

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Lynn Harris

Lynn Harris (www.lynnharris.net) is author of the comic mystery Death By Chick Lit, its prequel, Miss Media, and several humorous non-fiction titles. An award-winning journalist, she writes about gender, politics, and culture for Salon.com, The

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Marjorie Tesser

Marjorie Tesser has co-edited The Mom Egg with Alana Free for the past three years. With Bob Holman, she co-edited the anthologies Bowery Women: Poems and Estamos Aquí, Poems by Migrant Farmworkers, translated by Janine

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Cassandra Neyenesch

Cassandra Neyenesch wrote about visual art, fashion and movies for newspapers in East Asia and more recently has done book reviews for Kirkus Special Projects and the Brooklyn Rail. She’s just finished her second novel,

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John Verbos

John Verbos’s fiction has appeared in Pindeldyboz, Tatlin’s Tower, Conjunctions, and the Backwards City Review. His story “Lost Boys” was selected by Dave Eggers for the anthology The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003. He is

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