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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.

John Goldbach

John Goldbach’s writings have appeared in Descant, the Globe and Mail, Hobart, Matrix, and he’s the author of the short story collection Selected Blackouts (Insomniac Press). He lives in Montreal, Quebec.

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Ella Veres

Ella Veres is a writer/performer/image maker hailing from Transylvania boasting of a Hungarian-Romanian-Gypsy heritage. Her latest dramatic collage, Three Eco-Friendly Self-Propelled Clowns, opened for a five-week run on October 19, 2007 off-off Broadway. At present

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Philip Stone

Philip Stone is a Chicago musician and writer. He currently plays drums for the nationally touring rock band, Sanawon. His short fiction has appeared in the anthology Life Sentences (Wipf and Stock, 2007) and Montage

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Jessica Anthony

Jessica Anthony’s stories have appeared in Best New American Voices, Best American Nonrequired Reading, McSweeney’s, CutBank, Mid-American Review, New American Writing and elsewhere. She won McSweeney’s first “Amanda Davis Highwire Fiction Award,” and the fiction

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Makena Ringera

Makena Ringera (formerly known to use ‘Jackline’ but discarded it after discovering herself to be African) took pen to paper at age 15. The result of that effort was ‘The Mystery of the Twin Webs’,

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Ross Minichiello

Ross Minichiello came to New York as an actor/director in 1990 but found waiting tables to be much more lucrative. In 1996, while directing the OOBR award winning comedy, Donkeybar, he met his lovely, future

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Bill Yarrow

Bill Yarrow is the author of five full-length books of poetry and five poetry chapbooks. His poems have been published in Gargoyle, PANK, Contrary, Diagram, Thrush, Chiron Review, RHINO and many other journals. His most recent book is ACCELERANT from

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Michael Moreci

Michael Moreci holds an MA in fiction from Northwestern University. His fiction, journalism, and book reviews have appeared in Stop Smiling, After Hours, Other Voices, New City, North Shore Magazine, Keepgoing, and In These Times.

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Dr. Hope Eghagha

Dr. Hope Eghagha, better known as a poet, is equally a novelist and playright. A senior lecturer in the Department of English, University of Lagos, he is also a visiting member of The Guardian Newspaper

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