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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.

Ken Kamoche

Ken Kamoche’s debut collection of short stories, A Fragile Hope, made the Frank O’Connor long list in 2007 and the Commonwealth Writers First Book short list in 2008. ‘A glimpse of hope’ won second prize

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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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Ching-In Chen

Ching-In Chen is the author of The Heart’s Traffic, a novel-in-poems chronicling the life of an immigrant girl haunted by the death of her best friend (Arktoi Books/Red Hen Press, 2009). Daughter of Chinese immigrants

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Santee Frazier

Santee Frazier is a citizen of the Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma. He holds a BFA from the Institute of American Indian Arts and is currently pursuing an MFA at Syracuse University. He is the recipient

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Marguerite Maria Rivas

Marguerite Maria Rivas, a native New Yorker, is a poet, researcher, and essayist. Her work has been published in anthologies, journals, and periodicals. She is the author of a book of poetry, Tell No One: Poems

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Kim Coleman Foote

Kim Coleman Foote is a writer from New Jersey. Her creative nonfiction and fiction has appeared most recently in Black Renaissance Noire, Potomac Review, Crab Orchard Review, and WorldView, and has been anthologized in Just

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Mecca Woods

Born and raised in the South Bronx section of New York City, Mecca Woods knew she wanted to become a writer at a very young age. Born an avid reader and blessed with the super

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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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Luis Francia

Luis H. Francia is a poet, journalist, and nonfiction writer. His semiautobiographical account of being on the road in the Philippines, Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago, won both the 2002 PEN Open Book

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