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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.

Joseph Healey

Father Joseph Healey, M.M. is an American Maryknoll missionary priest who has lived in East Africa since 1968 and presently is based in Nairobi, Kenya . He is a trained journalist and now mainly a

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Felicia Sullivan

INTERVIEWED BY NITA NOVENO Felicia Sullivan has been described by a fellow writer as a “force of nature” and rightly so. The native New Yorker and Columbia MFA graduate completed her memoir The Sky Isn’t

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Dax-Devlon Ross

Dax-Devlon Ross, Esq. is a thoughtful commentator on popular culture and a student of African-American history. His interests also include music (particularly Jazz and Hip-Hop), sports (particularly as they relate to and impact culture), politics,

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Leora Skolkin-Smith

Edges: O Israel, O Palestine was selected by Grace Paley for Glad Day Books, a new publishing house founded by Ms. Paley. A 2006 PEN/Faulkner Award Nominee, Edges is Leora Skolkin-Smith’s first published full-length novel.

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Crystal Belle

Crystal Belle was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York. She is a high school English teacher in the Bed-Stuy section of Brooklyn. Belle is an activist and idealist who has been writing poetry since

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Stanley Gazemba

Stanley Gazemba was born in Vihiga, Western Kenya , in 1974 and studied at the Kakamega High School . After school he worked as a tea-picker, a clerk in a steel factory in Mombasa ,

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Catherine Kanjer Kapphahn

Catherine Kanjer Kapphahn holds an MFA from Columbia University in Nonfiction Writing and teaches at Lehman College in the Bronx. For the last eight years, she has taught writing to students from the ages of

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Daniel Hayes

Daniel Hayes, author of the hilarious and quirky debut novel Tearjerker, in which a frustrated writer kidnaps a renowned editor and cages him in a basement equipped with a TV, a treadmill, and a Porta-Potty.

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Aleksandar Hemon Chicago/January 29

Aleksandar Hemon is a Bosnian-born American fiction writer, essayist, and critic. Among his best known novels are Nowhere Man (2002) and The Lazarus Project (2008). In 2011, Hemon was awarded PEN/W.G. Sebald Award chosen by

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