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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.

Muthoni Garland

Muthoni Garland is the author of the novella, Tracking the Scent of My Mother, published by Storymoja. She is also a member of Concerned Kenyan Writers, a coalition whose purpose is to use our writing

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Erica Miguel

Erica Miguel moved to New York City from California to attend The New School’s MFA Creative Writing program. Seven years later, she is still in the city absorbing and deflecting all that it chucks at

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Thomas Burke

Thomas Burke grew up outside Chicago, received a BA from Union College and an MFA from UMASS Amherst. He has lived in Asia and Europe, and spent time in Africa, South America, and Central America.

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Lloyd Igane

Copywriter, writer of indiscriminate little stories, and columnist, has been many things including untrained teacher, accountant, freelance feature writer, amateur dog-house cleaner, creative director, fire-fighter, vehicle brander and unemployed creative bum-about-town. Born two years before

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Jim Butler

Jim Butler’s most glamorous writer-type jobs were as the weekend doorman at the original Bitter End and as the publicist for the real “Batman” (Adam West on ABC).  As a reminder of his misspent youth

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Ivelisse Rodriguez

Ivelisse Rodriguez is an Assistant Professor at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, CT. She has a Ph.D. in English-Creative Writing from the University of Illinois-Chicago and an MFA from Emerson College. She

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Khadijah Ibrahiim

Khadijah Ibrahiim is of Jamaican parentage, born in the city of Leeds, England. She is a poet, live artist, literary activist, researcher, educator and director of theatre for development. She is the Artistic Director of

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Ericka Lutz

Ericka Lutz lives in Oakland, California where she writes in many genres. Her short stories, including selections from her collection San Andreas: Short Fiction on Shaky Ground, have appeared in numerous anthologies and journals including

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Jen Hirt

Jen Hirt was the 2004 writer-in-residence at Bernheim Arboretum and was the 2003 recipient of an Ohioana library grant. Her essays (twice nominated for Pushcart Prizes) and poems have most recently been published in Rougarou

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