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NYC | June 12, 2011: The Salon celebrates 9 years!

Break out the champagne! This month, Sunday Salon will celebrate 9 years of literary love. Since 2002, we’ve welcomed to the stage over 360 fantastic writers from near and far, and we’re going to, as the fabulous M. Jackson put it, “Keep on with the force don’t stop!” Join us in welcoming four more literary powerhouses and a special musical guest. Let’s celebrate! At Jimmys 43, 7pm.

Justin Taylor is the author of the novel, The Gospel of Anarchy, and the story collection, Everything Here is the Best Thing Ever. Both books were New York Times Editor’s Choice selections. With …

A Tale of Four Cities


This online literary magazine will feature fiction and creative nonfiction set in real locations in three cities – NEW YORK, LONDON and DUBAI – as well as this month’s guest city, MUMBAI. This project bridges the gap between travel writing and creative writing, bringing together stories that reflect the real and the imagined within our cities.

Submit your story!

For submission guidelines, checkout TFC’s Facebook page:

Happy Holidays!

Sunday Salon will resume in January 2011 to celebrate another fantastic literary new year. Happy Holidays!

SalonZine: SPILL


The latest issue of SalonZine themed “Spill” has arrived! In this issue we explore what gets out of control, what we try to control, and what controls us. Read an interview with artist Nancy Martini whose work documents the Gulf Coast Spill; an interview with poet Ed Pavlic who writes about his journey on a dhow on the Swahili coast; essays about a darker side of Oregon, a cunning high school student, an endearing rock concert; stories about love and theft; poetry that will spill into your heart.

Read on…

No Baggage Travel

Is it possible? I met up recently with travel writer supreme Rolf Potts and a few other travel writing enthusiasts at a watering hole in NYC before Rolf embarked on his 6-week journey around the world with no baggage. Yea, you read that right: no baggage. However, he did show off his cool vest with lots of pockets that stored everything he’d need for the trip, including one ultra-compact, mini keyboard to attach to his iPod touch, eh voila, transforming it into a nifty tool of the trade!

So, yes, the answer is yes. For you luggage hounds out there, take heed. All you really need is the spirit, and …

Aid to Pakistan

Consider donating to the International Rescue Committee to help out those affected by the flood in Pakistan.

Or here: Save the Children.

Or here: Mercy Corps.

Bahut Shukria. Thank you.

Coming soon: Salonzine’s new issue SPILL

Stayed tuned for the upcoming issue of Salonzine. SPILL is still marinating, but boy, it’s gonna be good!

NYC | January 24, 2010-2

NYC | January 24, 7pm

Join us at Jimmy’s 43 at 43 East 7th St. b/w 2nd & 3rd Aves.

Sunday Salon will stand with Haiti on Sunday, January 24 by collecting monetary donations for  Stand With Haiti – Partners in Health, a solid, on-the-ground organization already in high gear helping the rescue and recovery effort. And while the best thing you can give right now is money, if you want to donate goods, we encourage you to consider assembling a hygiene or baby kit for Church World Service. Here’s how. Or if you have skills needed & want to volunteer, you can register with the Center for International …

Help Fill Sunday Salon’s Balikbayan Box for Typhoon Victims!

Please help the victims in the Philippines who have been directly impacted by devastating typhoons. The people of Caba, a small fishing town in La Union Province, have been affected by the second major typhoon to hit the Philippines last month.We will be sending, in true Filipino style, a ‘balikbayan box’ (or an extra-large cardboard box filled to capacity containing various comfort items then shipped directly to the Philippines by a specialized freight service for a flat fee).  

A donation ‘balikbayan box’ will be set up at the Sunday Salon, November 15th. Please help by donating any basic items that you can spare (see list below). 

Our contact in the barangay, or barrio, …

Exquisite Corpse: Dec. 6th Writers’ Workshop with Andrei Codrescu

andreicodrescu Sunday Salon is thrilled to welcome writer Andrei Codrescu for a special writers’ workshop and reading event, both free and open to the public, on Sunday, December 6, 2009 from 4-6pm at Jimmy’s No. 43 at 43 E. 7th St. (btw 2 & 3 Ave.) in Manhattan!

Workshop Description:

Writing exquisite corpses on paper, fruit, and skin with Andrei Codrescu. Participants should bring a fine point magic marker and a writeable fruit (no oranges, they’re too bumpy). Session will be podcast from

(And feel free to bring laptop/questions!)

Andrei Codrescu is senior commentator on National Public Radio’s (NPR) All Things Considered, …

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