NYC | December 11, 2016

2016 has been a year of hard losses, but at the December 11th Sunday Salon, we celebrate the abundance of literary love and welcome four incredibly talented and inspiring writers to the stage. Let’s raise a glass to their beautiful new books and toast to literary fortitude and resilience in the new year! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

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Tara Laskowski‘s short-story collection, Bystanders, was hailed by Jennifer Egan as “a bold, riveting mash-up of Hitchcockian suspense and campfire-tale chills.” She is also the author of Modern Manners For Your Inner Demons, tales of dark etiquette. Her fiction has been published in the Norton anthology Flash …

NYC | November 20, 2016

We’re biting our nails in anticipation! Why? Alligators, dinosaurs, and birds and lovers along with four extraordinary writers from near and far are landing at the November 20th Sunday Salon. It’s bound to be a fierce and beautiful literary spectacle. And, to top it all off, we have a special musical guest! Join us! You know where: Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.

Karissa Chen is the author of the fiction chapbook, Of Birds and Lovers. Her fiction and essays have appeared in numerous publications, including Gulf Coast, PEN America, The Toast, and Guernica, among others. She was a 2015-2016 Fulbright Fellow in Taiwan, and a Kundiman and VONA/Voices Fellow. She …

Christine Sneed / Chicago / November 20

christine-sneed-headshotChristine Sneed is the author of the novels Paris, He Said and Little Known Facts, and the story collections Portraits of a Few of the People I’ve Made Cry and The Virginity of Famous Men, which was published in September 2016.
Her stories or essays have been included in The Best American Short Stories, O. Henry Prize Stories, New Stories from the Midwest, New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Ploughshares, New England Review, and a number of other periodicals.
Christine is the faculty director of Northwestern University’s MA/MFA program in creative writing; she is also on the fiction faculty of the Regis University low-residency …

Mike Puican / Chicago / November 20

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Mike Puican has had poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Bloomsbury Review, and New England Review, among others. His essays and reviews have appeared in TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, Brevity, and MAKE Magazine. He won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Chapbook Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. Mike was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team and for the past ten years has been president of the board of the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago.

 

Maggie Kast / Chicago / November 20

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Maggie Kast’s first novel, A Free, Unsullied Land, was published by Fomite Press November 1 2015. An excerpted story, “The Hate that Chills,” won 3rd prize in the Hackney Literary Contests and was published in the Birmingham Arts Journal. She is the author of The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer’s memoir of loss, faith and family, published by Wipf and Stock. She received an M.F.A. in writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts and has published fiction in The Sun, Nimrod, Carve, Paper Street, Rosebud and others. Two stories have received Pushcart nominations. A chapter of her …

Mary Hawley / Chicago/ November 20

 

photo_mary_hawley_2016Mary Hawley is a poet, novelist, and occasional translator. Her poetry collection Double Tongues was published by Tia Chucha Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Notre Dame Review, qarrtsiluni, Mudlark, and The Bloomsbury Review, and she was the co-translator of the bilingual poetry anthology Astillas de luz/Shards of Light (Tia Chucha Press). She is currently seeking an agent for her first novel, The Sparkle Experiment.

 

Chicago / November 20 / 2016

Sunday Salon Chicago is ending another great year of readings with four of our favorite writers: Mary Hawley, Maggie Kast, Mike Puican and Christine Sneed. Join us at 7 pm at the Riverview Tavern, 1958 W Roscoe Ave. /

Mary Hawley is a poet, novelist, and occasional translator. Her poetry collection Double Tongues was published by Tia Chucha Press. Her poems have appeared in many journals and anthologies including Notre Dame Review, qarrtsiluni, Mudlark, and The Bloomsbury Review, and she was the co-translator of the bilingual poetry anthology Astillas de luz/Shards of Light (Tia Chucha Press). She is currently seeking an agent for her first novel, The Sparkle Experiment.

Maggie Kast’s first novel, …

NYC | October 23, 2016

Keep the door open! Fresh air and cool prose are heading our way. Four compelling writers take the stage at the October 23rd Sunday Salon. Maybe you’re familiar with the work of these global citizens as editor, academic, or reviewer. Now, witness their mega talents at the mic. Please join us! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

Emmanuel Iduma, born and raised in Nigeria, is a writer and art critic. He is the author of the novel soundFarad (2012, Nigeria) now available as the North American version in a new edition called The Sound of Things to Come (The Mantle, New York) and …

Chicago / September 25, 2016

On September 25 Sunday Salon Chicago will be welcoming the return of fall with writers Vu Tran, Gina Frangello, Ben Tanzer, Dan Stolar, and Doro Boehme. Join us at 7pm at the Riverview Tavern, 1958 Roscoe Ave.

Vu TranVU TRAN’S first novel, Dragonfish, was a NY Times Notable Book of 2015. He is the winner of a Whiting Award, and his short stories have appeared in publications like the O. Henry Prize Stories and the Best American Mystery Stories. Born in Vietnam and raised in Oklahoma, Vu received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his PhD from the Black Mountain Institute at the …

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 …

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