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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.

Barbara Sueko McGuire

Some people have a theme song or a favorite outfit, Barbara Sueko McGuire has a power print—leopard. Unfortunately, her power print doesn’t seem to magically make forming sentences on a blank page any easier. But

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Taylor Antrim

Taylor Antrim is an editor at ForbesLife and a regular contributor to the New York Times and to Vogue. His journalism has appeared in Esquire, The San Francisco Bay Guardian, Village Voice, and other publications,

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Rommi Smith

Rommi Smith is a poet and playwright, who works to fuse spoken word and music together. A spellbinding, dynamic and powerful performer, Rommi works in collaboration with dancers, music producers and musicians, as well as

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Melanie Pappadis

Melanie Pappadis received her MFA in creative writing from The New School. Her novel Searching Ana won The New School Fiction Chapbook Competition and was a finalist in Sarabande Books’ Mary McCarthy Prize in Fiction.

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Al Kags

Al Kags is the publisher of The Quarterly Colour Series of Poetry, a poetry ebook series that is now distributed virally to over 160,000 people all over the world. He has been writing since he

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Prabhakar Vasan

Prabhakar Vasan lives in New York City. His work has been published in the journals 6 X 6 and Tarpaulin Sky. He is at work on a manuscript of poems tentatively titled How the World

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Shelley Marlow

Shelley Marlow is a writer and visual artist living in Brooklyn. In Marlow’s first New Narrative novel, Lesbians of Arabia aka Swann in Love Again in the Lesbian Arabian Nights underscores the inner journey as

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René Georg Vasicek

René Georg Vasicek’s essays have appeared in Divide, High Times, and Yuan Yang. He holds an MFA in creative nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College. He teaches writing at Hofstra University and Globe Institute of Technology.

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Iovanna Mesopir

Iovanna Mesopir was born in Nairobi in 1976 and has made it her home. She attended high school at Loreto Convent Valley Road then joined the Catholic university of Eastern Africa where she graduated with

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