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NYC | November 19, 2017

A luminous literary lineup lands at the November 19th Sunday Salon. Like gold in your pocket. (Yes, autumn is a cool, but gracious season.) Join us in welcoming to the mic four fierce, funny, and insightful writers with new books. You won’t want to miss this event. At Von Bar, 3 Bleecker St. 7pm.

Abeer Y. Hoque is a Nigerian born Bangladeshi American writer and photographer. She likes angry feminists, ink on paper, and salt. Her books include a travel photography and poetry monograph (The Long Way Home, 2013), a linked collection of stories, poems, and photographs (The Lovers and the Leavers, …

Chicago/November 19, 2017

We’re bringing you one last blast of prose before true winter sets in! Please join us at 7pm at Riverview Tavern, 1958 W Roscoe in Chicago’s Roscoe Village. Here’s our fantastic lineup: GERALD BRENNAN, CRIS MAZZA, ALAN CROSS, CORNELIA SPELMAN. Come early if you want to grab dinner and a good seat.

Gerald Brennan graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point, and earned a Master’s from Columbia University’s Graduate School of Journalism. He’s the founder of Tortoise Books, as well as the author of Resistance, Zero Phase, Public Loneliness, and Island of Clouds. He’s been profiled in Newcity and featured in Hypertext Magazine, and his writing has appeared in the Chicago Tribune, The Good Men Project, and Innerview Magazine. A self-described …

Chicago | September 24, 2017

Celebrate the return of fall to Chicago with poetry and prose at our fall reading! The line-up is AMAZING! The reading is at 7pm at the Riverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe Ave. in Chicago’s Roscoe Village neighborhood. Come early if you want to have dinner and grab a good seat.

The readers are ADA CHENG, JIMIN HAN, DAVID HICKS, EDWARD KELSEY MOORE, and DAVID LAZAR (bios below)

Ada Cheng is a professor-turned storyteller and performing artist. She is the winner of 2017Bughouse Square Debates. She has been featured at storytelling shows in Chicago, Atlanta, Cedar Rapids, New York, Asheville, and Kansas City. She has …

Chicago / July 30, 2017

Join Sunday Salon Chicago in July as we celebrate four outstanding Chicago writers: Amin Ahmed, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Dipika Mukherjee, and Rachel Jamison Webster. Our writers will be sharing mystery novels, memoir, fiction and poetry.  We’re also featuring Chicago Books to Women in Prison, our non-profit of the month. https://chicagobwp.org/about-us/

Roscoe Books will be selling our authors’ books after the reading. We’ll also have copies of Chicago Quarterly Review’s excellent South Asian American Issue in which Dipika Mukherjee’s writing appears.  http://www.roscoebooks.com/

NYC | June 18, 2017

On June 18th, we’re celebrating 15 YEARS of literary love in NYC! That’s right: 15! For this special event, EAST meets WEST. Two superb NYC-based writers join a marvelous trio of literary talent from California, Oregon, and Washington to make magic on the stage. Join us in welcoming these indelible voices of the literary arts and let’s raise a glass to another year of phenomenal readings. At Jimmys no. 43. At 7pm.

Hari Alluri is the author of The Flayed City (Kaya) and the chapbook The Promise of Rust (Mouthfeel). His work appears …

Chicago / May 21, 2017

The rain is breaking and spring is finally here, along with Sunday Salon Chicago’s May 21 event! Please join us for one of our best lineups ever. We guarantee excellent poetry and prose, along with good beer at Riverview Tavern’s bar, and even better conversation!

 

Gint Aras (Karolis Gintaras Žukauskas) is the author of two books, the cult novel Finding the Moon in Sugar (2009), and The Fugue, finalist for the 2016 Chicago Writers Association’s Book of the Year award. He works as a teacher of Language Arts and Humanities in a community college and is the leader of the Gint Aras Prose Workshop in Oak Park where he lives with his family.

 

Re’Lynn Hansen’s …

Chicago | April 30

Sunday Salon Chicago is popping up at the Evanston Literary Festival! We’re thrilled to have four writers for our pop-up, each one of them proving that the power of language and the freedom to share our work has never been more important. Lauryn Allison, Toni Nealie, Quraysh Ali Lansana, Ryan Kenealy, and Suzanne Clores will be reading. Many thanks to the Evanston Literary Festival for inviting us to join their fantastic line-up!

April 30, 7pm at the Celtic Knot Tavern (626 Church St., Evanston, IL)

Lauryn Allison is an artist, editor, and the author of the novella Solo Down, …

Chicago/ March 26, 2017

We’re thrilled to have five writers for our March reading event, each one of them proving that the power of language and the freedom to share our work has never been more important. Howard Axelrod, Josh Barkan, Kelcey Parker Ervick, and Reginald Gibbons will be reading: come listen and then talk about all that’s timely with us!

Howard Axelrod’s memoir, The Point of Vanishing, was named one of the best books of 2015 by Slate, the Chicago Tribune, and Entropy Magazine, and one of the best memoirs of 2015 by Library Journal. His work has appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Salon, VQR, Shambhala Sun, Harvard Magazine, and The Boston Globe.  Axelrod has taught literature and writing at Harvard University and University …

Chicago/January 29,2017

We’re starting the new year off with a lineup of fantastic writers: James Tadd Adcox, Abby Geni, Aleksander Hemon, and Renee Rosen. Join us at Riverview Tavern, always a great place to eat, share stories, drink whatever you like and listen to excellent prose and poetry.

 

James Tadd Adcox is the author, most recently, of a novel, Does Not Love, and a novella, Repetition. His work has appeared in TriQuarterly, The Collagist, and Granta, among other places. He lives in Urbana.
Abby Geni is the author of The Lightkeepers, a Barnes & Noble Discover Great New Writers Spring 2016 selection, and The Last Animal (2013), a finalist for the Orion …

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, …

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