2016 February : Sunday Salon

Ryan Patrick Spooner


Ryan Spooner is the author of the collection Regret, published by The Lettered Streets Press. He lives in Chicago, where he teaches writing and literature, and works as an editor for Essay Press.


Rob Roberge

Rob Roberge is the author of LIAR: A MEMOIR (Crown, 2016), and four books of fiction, most recently THE COST OF LIVING (Other Voices Books, 2013). He’s core faculty at UCR/Palm Desert’s MFA in writing program, and his work has been widely published and anthologized. He also plays guitar and sings with the LA band The Urinals. For more info: robroberge.com



Juan Martinez

MartinezJuanFiction writer Juan Martinez  was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He now lives in Chicago with his wife, the writer Sarah Kokernot, and their son and two cats. He’s an assistant professor at Northwestern University. His work and has appeared in various literary journals and anthologies, including Glimmer Train, McSweeney’s, Ecotone, Huizache, TriQuarterly, Conjunctions, the Cossack Review, the Santa Monica Review, National Public Radio’s Selected Shorts, Norton’s Sudden Fiction Latino, and elsewhere. Visit and say hi at http://fulmerford.com

Amy Strauss Friedman

Amy Strauss Friedman is the author of the prose/poetry chapbook Gathered Bones Are Known To Wander (forthcoming from Red Bird Chapbooks). She is a regular contributor to the newspaper Newcity, and a staff writer for Yellow Chair Review. Amy’s work has appeared or is forthcoming in Jet Fuel Review, Lunch Ticket, Burningword, Typehouse, *82 Review, Menacing Hedge, Rogue Agent and elsewhere. Amy lives in Chicago and teaches English at Harper College. Her work can be found at amystraussfriedman.com.ASF Photo SuSa

Siobhan Adcock

Siobhan Adcock is a novelist, essayist, humor writer, and editor based in Brooklyn, New York. She is the author of a novel, The Barter, as well as two humor books. Her short fiction has been published in Triquarterly and The Massachusetts Review, among others, and her essays and humor writing have appeared in Salon, The Daily Beast, The Huffington Post, and XOJane. A former creative writing and humor writing teacher, she has taught classes and workshops at the Columbia Publishing Course, the Gotham Writers Workshop, Cornell University, and the Auburn Federal Correctional Facility. For many (many) years she has worked in digital and print publishing, putting in time at Random …

Chicago | March 20, 2016

Siobhan Adcock, Amy Strauss Friedman, Juan Martinez, Ryan Patrick Spooner and Rob Roberge will be reading from their latest work at Sunday Salon Chicago’s upcoming spring reading.

Please join us for an evening of fantastic poetry and prose.

When: March 20, 2016

Where: Riverview Tavern, 1958 W Roscoe

Time: 7:00 p.m.

Our excellent events are always free!

NYC | March 20, 2016

The season of illumination is near! Spring arrives on March 20th and so does the 7th Annual Bread Loaf Writers from the Dark Tower Reading at Sunday Salon. This highly anticipated event features talented writers of color, who’ve connected and cultivated their work at past Bread Loaf Writers’ Conferences. Our magnificent MC for the evening, Charles Rice-Gonzalez, will welcome to the stage five incredibly talented poets and writers, who’ll share their insights on race and identity. You won’t want to miss this! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm. Much gratitude to Ru Freeman for curating this special event each year!


Allison Albino studied creative writing at Sarah Lawrence College and has a …

Ft. Lauderdale | March 13, 2016

Orange Island Arts Foundation is thrilled to be the official host of Sunday Salon South Florida! The next reading, featuring novelists Kathy Flann and Louis K. Lowy, is on March 13th and will start promptly at 7pm (doors open at 6:30pm) at the Undergrounds Coffeehaus in Ft. Lauderdale. Doors of the café open at 4pm.

For more information, contact Sergio Mora at [email protected] or visit our website www.OrangeIslandArtsFoundation.org


KathyFlannHeadshotKathy Flann’s fiction has appeared in Shenandoah, The North American Review, The Michigan Quarterly Review, New Stories from the South, and other publications. A short story collection entitled Get a Grip won the …