Blog : Sunday Salon

Guest blog post for Neighborhood Writing Alliance

Our featured organization this month, the Neighborhood Writing Alliance, kindly asked Natalia to write a guest post for their blog. Read it here.


Sunday Salon on “Outside the Loop”

Natalia and Robert Rodi, one of our July readers, will be on “Outside the Loop,” a local radio show/podcast on Loyola University Chicago’s WLUW-FM, Thursday, July 21 at 10 a.m. Central. Tune in if you’re local, or, if you missed it, download the podcast here:


A Reading in New York

By Alhaji Abdul-Rahman Harruna Attah, Managing Editor of The Accra Daily Mail, Ghana

This article first appeared in The Accra Daily Mail

The arts, it is said, enhance what science makes possible. Those societies that have found the right mix between science and the arts also somehow manage to get the development equation right. It certainly sounds like a cliché but any society that is made up of only science breeds automatons and when only the arts dominate, romantics take over… It’s almost like Kwegir Aggrey’s axiom of the black and white keys of the piano: Both are needed to create harmony.

Two editions ago of The Accra Mail I reported on Vice …

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!

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