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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.

Bino A. Realuyo

Bino A. Realuyo is the author of The Gods We Worship Live Next Door, selected for 2005 Agha Shahid Ali Prize in Poetry. His poems have appeared in The Kenyon Review, Manoa, The Literary Review,

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Josh Weil

Josh Weil holds an MFA from the creative writing program at Columbia University. He has published fiction in Carve Magazine and been a finalist in The Pirate’s Alley William Faulkner Novella Competition and in the

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Sonia Pilcer

Sonia Pilcer has published five novels, most recently, The Holocaust Kid, which she adapted as a theatrical play for Shakespeare & Co. in Lenox, MA. Universal Studios bought the film rights to her first novel,

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Tara McCarthy

Tara McCarthy’s first novel, Love Will Tear Us Apart, was published in September. She is also the author of a memoir, Been There, Haven’t Done That (Warner Books), and her work has appeared in magazines

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Billy Lombardo

Billy Lombardo is the co-founder and artistic director of Polyphony H.S., a student-run national literary magazine for high school writers and editors. He is the author of “How to Hold a Woman,” (OV Books 2009)

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James VanOosting

James VanOosting has published ten books to date. In 2005, he brought out a novel, Walking Mary, with HarperCollins, as well as And the Flesh Became Word: Reflectins Theological and Aesthetic with Crossroad. He’s now

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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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Stephanie Sherman

Stephanie Sherman does things that are deemed useless in a capitalist society, like poetry-writing and dancing. She spent two years in Quito, Ecuador on a Fulbright scholarship, teaching and choreographing works that reflected the realities

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Mickey Hess

Mickey Hess taught part-time for several universities in Kentucky and Indiana before moving to his current position as Assistant Professor of English at Rider University. His books include Icons of Hip Hop: An Encyclopedia of

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