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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.

David Harlan Webber

David Harlan Webber is a graduate of Columbia and NYU Law School. He is currently working on a novel about a young incarcerated paralegal who bluffs his way out of jail, into law school, and

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Bonny Finberg

Bonny Finberg’s fiction, poetry, essays, book reviews, and photographs have been published in numerous anthologies, including Best American Erotica of 1996, Crimes of the Beats, Outlaw Bible of American Poetry, Long Shot, Café Review, A

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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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Michelle Lee

As a PhD candidate in English Literature at the University of Texas at Austin, Michelle Lee has written fiction, nonfiction, essays, and poems for a variety of publications.  She was most recently awarded finalist honors

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Scott Cameron

Scott Cameron is finishing a novel about Freud, Indian curses, and Oklahoma that he hopes will be banned in at least one red state. In addition to fiction, Scott writes and produces television shows, and

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Sarah D. Bunting

Sarah D. Bunting was born and raised in the fine state of New Jersey and now lives in Brooklyn. She is the co-editor-in-chief of Television Without Pity.com, the site that enables your love/hate relationship with

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Gammy L. Singer

Adding to an already eclectic and impressive resume, actress and director Gammy L. Singer has brought another color to her artistic palette: author, and she explores storytelling from a perspective that many more-experienced writers wish

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Dayo Forster

Dayo Forster was born in Gambia and now lives in Kenya. She has published a short story in Kwani? and was one of 12 African writers selected as a participant at the 2006 Caine Prize

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Diane Schenker

Diane Schenker got her undergraduate degree at the University of Washington in Seattle, followed by two years of study in Paris. She has lived and worked in New York City since 1993. She writes and

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