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NYC | September 18, 2016

Mark your calendars! On September 18th we’re welcoming four outstanding writers and poets to the stage, thrilled to celebrate beautiful new books and relish an exquisite union of prose and poetry. Join us for this special Sunday Salon fall kickoff after your trek to the Brooklyn Book Festival! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.Grace Cover_Jpeg

Natashia Deón is the recipient of a PEN Center USA Emerging Voices Fellowship and was recently named one of L.A.’s “Most Fascinating People” by L.A. Weekly. A writer, lawyer and law professor, she is also the creator of the popular L.A.-based reading series Dirty Laundry Lit. Her writing has appeared …

Martin Seay Chicago July 31

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Martin Seay’s first novel, The Mirror Thief, was released by Melville House in May.  Other writing has appeared recently in Electric Literature, Lit Hub, Publishers Weekly, MAKE, and The Believer.  Originally from Texas, he lives in Chicago with his spouse, the writer Kathleen Rooney.

Emily Robbins Chicago July 31

Emily RobbinsEMILY ROBBINS is the author of the novel A WORD FOR LOVE, forthcoming from Riverhead Books, January 2017.  She has received Fulbright Fellowships for writing in both Syria and Jordan, and has lived and worked across the Middle East.  A former Chicagoan, she’s just moved to Brownsville, TX, where she writes and translates.

Ross Ritchell Chicago July 31

ROSS RITCHELL served in the 75th Ranger Regiment and upon his discharge, enrolled at Northwestern University where he earned an MFA in Fiction writing. His novel THE KNIFE was published in February of 2015 by Blue Rider Press, an imprint of Penguin Random House. He lives in Illinois with his family.Ross Ritchell
 

Kathy Flann Chicago July 31

KathyFlannKATHY FLANN’S short story collection, Get a Grip, won the George Garrett Award and was released by Texas Review Press. It was named a top book of 2015 by Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper, and it won the short story category for the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards and the International Book Awards. A previous collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of Cumbria in England, where she created mini-courses for the BBC’s Get Writing website and served on the board of …

Chicago / July 31, 2016

Sunday Salon Chicago will be celebrating its fifth year anniversary with writers Kathy Flann, Ross Ritchell, Emily Robbins and Martin Seay. Writer and musician Ignatius Valentine Aloysius will provide music.

KATHY FLANN’S short story collection, GET A GRIP, won the George Garrett Award and was released by Texas Review Press. It was named a top book of 2015 by Baltimore Magazine and Baltimore City Paper, and it won the short story category for the 2016 National Indie Excellence Awards and the International Book Awards. A previous collection, Smoky Ordinary, won the Serena McDonald Kennedy Award and was published by Snake Nation Press. For five years, she taught creative writing at the University of …