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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.

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Suzanne Wise

Suzanne Wise is the author of the poetry collection The Kingdom of the Subjunctive. More recently, her poetry has appeared in or is forthcoming in the anthologies Legitimate Dangers: American Poets of the New Century

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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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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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Michael Graves

Michael Graves was a student of James Wright’s at Hunter College. He is the author of a book of poems Outside St. Jude’s, which was re-issued as an ebook by Rattapallax. He has published more

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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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Wallace Bullock

Wallace Bullock is an English teacher at Herbert H. Lehman H.S. and has worked as an actor for theater companies such as House of Tribes Theater of NYC and the Vineyard Playhouse company on Martha’s

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Kinyanjui Kombani

Kinyanjui Kombani is a graduate of Kenyatta University. His book, The Last Villains of Molo was born out of Kinyanjui’s experiences both at Molo and Ng’ando, the Nairobi slum he lived in for 5 years,

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Charles Salzberg

Charles Salzberg is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in New York magazine, GQ, Esquire, Elle, New York Times Arts and Leisure, New York Times Book Review, among others. He is the author of

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Lisa Ferber

Neo-screwball wit Lisa Ferber is a prolific story writer, playwright and lyricist. She has read at KGB, Dirty Laundry, Mad Hatters/Rogue Scholars Ball, Satchmo’s, and Barbes Brooklyn. Published stories, including “Bed of Plastic Bags and

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