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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.

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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Allison Amend

Allison Amend was born in Chicago on a day when the Cubs beat the Mets 2-0. She attended Stanford University and holds an MFA from the University of Iowa Writers’ Workshop. Her work has received

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Ed Hamilton

Ed Hamilton’s fiction is forthcoming in The Riverwalk Journal and Modern Drunkard and has appeared in various small literary magazines, including The Journal of Kentucky Studies, Exquisite Corpse, Southern Ocean Review, and Lumpen Times, as

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Myla Jones

Myla Jones is a teacher, writer and poet/spoken word artist who has been performing on the Spoken Word scene since 2002, winning competitions on Long Island, in Manhattan and Virginia. A graduate of Nassau Community

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Josh Swiller

Josh Swiller (www.joshswiller.com) was born with a moderate hearing loss and was legally deaf by the age of four. After graduating from Yale University, he’s had a wide variety of careers, including: forest ranger in

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Tsaurah Litzky

Tsaurah Litzky is the author of Baby On The Water – New And Collected Poems (Long Shot Press 2002) as well as five poetry chapbooks including Kamikaze Lover and Good Bye Beautiful Mother. Her work

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Krista Madsen

Krista Madsen’s second novel, Four Corners, has just been released. Both this and her first novel Degas Must Have Loved a Dancer are available at the bar. Eight months after opening Stain Bar, she’s reactivated

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Thomas Hopkins

Thomas Hopkins is a recent graduate of NYU¹s Creative Writing Program, which nominated his work for Best New American Voices 2007. His stories have appeared in the online edition of Pindeldyboz, the current issue of

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Kate Bernadette Benedict

Kate Bernadette Benedict is the author of a full-length poetry collection, Here from Away (CustomWords, 2003) and the editor of the online journal Umbrella.

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