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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.

Andy Friedman

Andy Friedman has been touring the nation’s music, art, theater, literary and drinking venues as a “Slideshow Poet” for almost three years. After the publication of his first book, Drawings & Other Failures in 2001,

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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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Christopher Castellani

Christopher Castellani holds an MA in creative writing from Boston University, a BA in English from Swarthmore College, and is ABD in English Literature at Tufts. His first novel, A Kiss from Maddalena, (Algonquin, 2003)

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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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Doreen Baingana

Doreen Baingana is a Ugandan writer and author of Tropical Fish: Stories out of Entebbe (University of Massachusetts Press, 2005, Harlem Moon/Doubleday, 2006). The book won the Associated Writers and Writing Programs (AWP) Award in

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Ellen Umansky

Ellen Umansky graduated from Columbia’s MFA program in 2000. Her fiction has appeared in publications such as Playboy, Jane, the anthology The Lost Tribe and the upcoming anthology Sleep Away. Her nonfiction has appeared in

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Rudolph Delson

Rudolph Delson was raised in San Jose, California, and went to Stanford and N.Y.U. Law School. Except for a brief stint in Berlin, where he earned money by selling subscriptions to his occasionally risqué personal

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Brett Berk

Brett Berk’s stories have appeared in journals including Tin House, FICTION, The Mississippi Review, Other Voices, Small Spiral Notebook, and Another Chicago Magazine. He’s received the Chicago Literary Award for Fiction, residencies at The MacDowell

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