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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.

Danyel Smith

Danyel Smith is a former editor-at-large for Time Inc. and a former editor-in-chief of Vibe. She has written for Time, Rolling Stone, Elle, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, the New Yorker, and the New York

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Jami Attenberg

Jami Attenberg’s writing has appeared in Salon, Nylon, Self, and Time Out NY, amongst other publications. Her short collection of stories about New York, Deli Life, was published by So New Media in 2003. Last

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Anne Landsman

Anne Landsman (annelandsman.com) is the author of the novel, The Devil’s Chimney (Soho, 1997; Penguin trade paperback, 1999), nominated for four awards including the PEN/Hemingway Award for a distinguished first book of fiction. Originally from

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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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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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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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Nichelle Newsletter

Nichelle Newsletter is a Southern girl who loves New York City. She keeps nickels in her pocket working as a management consultant. She finds happiness in writing, hanging out with friends, and sending steamy text

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Allyson Walters

Allyson Walters is a Chicagoan and refugee of the research sciences,which she left behind two years ago to focus on the writing she always loved. Her next stop is the School of the Art Institute,

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Dexter Jeffries

Dexter Jeffries grew up in New York City. He’s proud of his public education, BA from Queens College, MA from City College and a Ph.D. from the CUNY Graduate Center; however, he claims his ten

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