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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.

Sophie Herbert

Sophie Herbert, singer/ songwriter for guitar and voice, aspiring yoga teacher, and visual artist. Sophie performs music regularly at the Himalaya Teahouse in Astoria to raise money for the Tibetan Children’s Village in India. She

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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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Nita Noveno

Nita Noveno is a graduate of the New School MFA Creative Writing Program. She founded the Sunday Salon series in the summer of 2002. She has most recently been published in Lost and Found: An

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Lisa Williams

Lisa Williams is the author of The Artist as Outsider in the Novels of Toni Morrison and Virginia Woolf (Greenwood Press, 2000). Her book of creative nonfiction, Letters to Virginia Woolf, was published by Hamilton

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Lori Lynn Turner

Lori Lynn Turner is working on a memoir All We Have Are Words. She is a member of The Women’s National Book Association, and a reader at the United Cerebral Palsy Children’s Center. She works

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John Verbos

John Verbos’s fiction has appeared in Pindeldyboz, Tatlin’s Tower, Conjunctions, and the Backwards City Review. His story “Lost Boys” was selected by Dave Eggers for the anthology The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003. He is

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Ed Pavlic

Ed Pavlic’s next book is a prose-poetic photo essay set on a dhow amid the islands off the coast of Kenya, but here are small clear refractions (Kwani? Books, Nairobi, 2008). His other books of

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David Gates

David Gates is the author of the highly acclaimed novels Jernigan (Pulitzer Prize Finalist), Preston Falls (National Book Critics Circle Award Finalist), and The Wonders of the Invisible World (Vintage). He has published short stories

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Terese Svoboda

Terese Svoboda has published nine books of prose and poetry, most recently Tin God (U. of Nebraska Press, 2006). Critic Geoffrey O’Brien named her first novel, Cannibal, one of the best books in print. Her

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