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 …

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 …

Chicago June 26 Reading

On Sunday, June 26 we’re kicking off summer with five fantastic writers: Ignatius Valentine Aloysius, Kim Brooks, Amina Gautier, Rana B. Khoury, and Christine Rice. All of them will be sharing from their latest published works. We meet at Riverview Tavern in Chicago at 7 p.m.

Ignatius Valentine Aloysius completed his MFA in Creative Writing with a focus on fiction from Northwestern University, where he received the Distinguished Thesis Award. A finalist for The Claire Rosen and Samuel Edes Foundation Prize for Emerging Artists competition, he was a guest panelist at the 2015 Chicago Writers Conference. Ignatius teaches in the Integrated Design and Strategy graduate program at Northwestern University and his writing has …

Chicago May 22 Reading

On May 22 we’ll be featuring readers Thea Goodman, Sarah Hollenbeck, Toni Nealie, David Welch and Zoe Zolbrod who will be sharing their latest work in fiction, non-fiction and poetry. We’d love to have your company for this exciting line-up!

Thea Goodman is the author of the novel, THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE. (Published by Henry Holt and co. 2013) She lives in Chicago with her family and is a lecturer in the creative writing department at The University of Chicago. She’s currently at work on a collection of short stories, personal essays and a new novel set in Cuba of the 1930s.

Sarah Hollenbeck has published personal essays in Dogwood and TriQuarterly. Her essay “A Goldmine” was …

David Welch on May 22 at Chicago Sunday Salon

David Welch is the author of a chapbook, It Is Such a Good Thing to Be in Love with You (The Laurel Review/Midwest Chapbook Series), and he has new poems just out or forthcoming in Boston Review, Colorado Review, and TYPO. He teaches creative writing and literature at DePaul University where he is Coordinator of Literacy Outreach and Managing Editor of the social justice publishing initiative, Big Shoulders Books.
David Welch

Zoe Zolbrod at Chicago Sunday Salon May 22

Zoe Zolbrod portraits by Elizabeth McQuern Oct 2015 -1bZoe Zolbrod is the author of the memoir The Telling, which came out this month, and the novel Currency, which was a Friends of American Writers prize finalist. Her essays have appeared in Salon, Stir Journal, The Weeklings, The Manifest Station, The Nervous Breakdown, and The Rumpus, where she is now the Sunday co-editor. She gradated from Oberlin College and received an M.A. from the University of Illinois at Chicago’s Program for Writers. Born in Western Pennsylvania, she now lives in Evanston, IL, with her husband and two children.

Toni Nealie, Chicago May 22 Reading

ToniNealieToni Nealie is the author of The Miles Between Me, an essay collection about homeland, dispersal, heritage and family. Her essays have appeared in Guernica, The Prague Revue, The Offing, The Rumpus and Hobart. Her essay “the Displeasure of the Table” was nominated for a Pushcart Prize. Originally from New Zealand, she worked as a journalist and in public relations in NZ and the UK. She holds an MFA from Columbia College Chicago. She teaches and is Literary Editor of Newcity.

Thea Goodman at Chicago Sunday Salon May 22 Reading

Thea GoodmanThea Goodman is the author of the novel, THE SUNSHINE WHEN SHE’S GONE. (Published by Henry Holt and co. 2013) The book was favorably reviewed in The New York Times, Vogue, Town and Country, and Publisher’s Weekly and was featured on The New York Time’s blog, The Motherlode and NPR’s Weekend Edition. She is the author of numerous short stories that have appeared in New England Review, Other Voices and Columbia among other venues and is the winner of a Pushcart Prize Special Mention and the Columbia Fiction Award.  Thea Goodman was born in New York City, studied at Sarah Lawrence College and earned and MFA at Brooklyn College, CUNY.  She lives in Chicago …

Sarah Hollenbeck at Chicago Sunday Salon May 22 Reading

Chicago SuSa May 22 Event

Chicago SuSa May 22

Sarah Hollenbeck has published personal essays in Dogwood and TriQuarterly. Her essay “A Goldmine” was nominated for a Pushcart and received a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2014. She has performed at Story Club, Guts & Glory, Essay Fiesta, Story Sessions, and The Bodies of Work Festival, among other live lit shows. Sarah is in the very early stages of writing a collection of essays that explores the experiences of women living with invisible and visible disabilities. But she’s been a little distracted from her writing recently since she bought Women & Children First, one of the last remaining feminist …

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.


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