Come celebrate Sunday Salon NYC’s 11th year of literary love and community at the June 16, 2013 reading!
If the arrival of summer isn’t enough reason to celebrate, we’ll add one more and it’s something special: Sunday Salon is turning 11! Yup. So we’re throwing a big party in a House upon the Dirt at Still Points North AND guess who’s coming? John Wayne and Bridget Davis and some Viking Kings and You are One of Them! (Confused? Please keep reading.) In other words, we’re gonna toast to another exciting year of literary love and community with four extraordinary writers and a truly talented musical guest. Come and raise a glass with us, dear reader/ Salon supporter! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.
Matt Bell’s first collection of stories, …
Rob Roberge’s fourth book of fiction, “The Cost of Living,” was recently released by Other Voices Books. Previous books include the story collection “Working Backwards From the Worst Moment of My Life,” and the novels “More Than They Could Chew” and “Drive.” An award-winning professor and frequent guest-writer, he is a core faculty member at UCR/Palm Desert’s MFA Program. His stories and essays have appeared in numerous magazines, journals, and anthologies including The Rumpus, The Nervous Breakdown, My Rare Guitars, and Orange County Noir. He plays guitar and sings with the LA punk band The Urinals.
Rus Bradburd’s new book “Make It, Take It,” is a novel-in-stories. He is also the author of “Forty Minutes of Hell” and “Paddy on the Hardwood.” A Chicago native, he coached basketball at UTEP and New Mexico State for fourteen seasons. He is a frequent contributor to SLAM Magazine, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, Houston Chronicle, Chicago Daily Southtown, African-American Perspectives and Fiddler Magazine
Emily Rapp is the author of “The Still Point of the Turning World,” a memoir about parenting a terminally ill child, which has received raves from the New York Times and has been featured on The Today Show and Fresh Air. Her blog, Little Seal, was one of Time Magazine’s best blogs of 2012, and she is also the author of the book “Poster Child: A Memoir.” Her essays and stories have been published in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, Bellevue Literary Review, the Nervous Breakdown, and elsewhere. She is currently Professor of Creative Writing at the Santa Fe University of Art and Design in Santa Fe, New Mexico and a faculty member with the …
Sarah Gerkensmeyer’s story collection, “What You Are Now Enjoying,” was selected by Stewart O’Nan as winner of the 2012 Autumn House Press Fiction Prize and has been longlisted for the Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. A Pushcart Prize nominee and a finalist for the Katherine Anne Porter Prize in Short Fiction and the Italo Calvino Prize for Fabulist Fiction, Sarah’s stories have appeared in many journals including Guernica and The Massachusetts Review. Sarah is the 2012-13 Pen Parentis Fellow. She received her MFA in fiction from Cornell University and teaches creative writing at State University of New York at Fredonia.
Another great lineup of writers brought to Sunday Salon by Gina Frangello of Other Voices Books and The Nervous Breakdown. Featured writers include Rus Bradburd, Sarah Gerkensmeyer, Emily Rapp, and Rob Roberge. Sunday, May 19 at 7 P.M. Black Rock, 3614 N. Damen in Chicago. See you there!