New York City : Sunday Salon

Victoria Brown

Victoria Brown is the author of Minding Ben (released in paperback as Grace in the City). Her writing has appeared in The Guardian,, Babble,, and elsewhere. She has an MFA in Fiction from Hunter College and teaches in the English Department at LaGuardia Community College. She is currently at work on her second novel.

Noel Alumit

Noel Alumit wrote the novels Letters to Montgomery Clift and Talking to the Moon.

Marie-Jeanne Fethiere

Marie-Jeanne Fethiere was raised and educated in England. She studied law, and has experience with industrial democracy and community outreach. She went on to marketing and developing a curriculum for multicultural education in the UK. Fethiere came to the States largely engaged in marketing for pharmaceuticals, but is currently concentrating on rediscovering her love for photography using a mixture of vintage and new technology. She is an intuitive photographer in mostly street, architecture, informal portraits, abstract and macro, with a particular love for documenting the people and places of her Brooklyn where she was born.

Stash Hempeck

Stash Hempeck received a BA in History from the University of Minnesota, Morris, and an MFA in Creative Writing from Minnesota State University Moorhead. Prior work has been published in Red Weather, Ottertail Review, River Poets Journal, Manorborn, and lovechild. Three of his poems were included in the anthology County Lines, produced in celebration of Minnesota’s sesquicentennial. Born to an immigrant German/Russian father and a mother whose people came to the New World in 1630, he comes from a long line of peasants who earned their livelihood by tilling the soil, and by working with wood. He is the only offspring in his immediate family to graduate university. Currently he …

Erika Dreifus

Erika Dreifus is the author of Quiet Americans: Stories, a collection inspired by the experiences and histories of her paternal grandparents. Erika read from Quiet Americans at the April 2011 Sunday Salon in New York City. Visit Erika online at

Len Kuntz

Len Kuntz is a writer from Washington State and an editor at the online literary magazine Metazen. His work appears widely in print and online. Len’s story collection, “I’m Not Supposed To Be Here And Neither Are You” debuts from Aqueous Books next year. You can find him and his writings at

Kathy Fish

Kathy Fish’s short fiction has appeared in Indiana Review, The Denver Quarterly, New South, Quick Fiction, Guernica, Slice and elsewhere. She was the guest editor of Dzanc Books’ Best of the Web 2010. She is the author of three collections of short fiction: a chapbook of flash fiction in the chapbook collective, A Peculiar Feeling of Restlessness: Four Chapbooks of Short Short Fiction by Four Women (Rose Metal Press, 2008), Wild Life (Matter Press, 2011) and Together We Can Bury It, the 2nd printing of which is forthcoming from The Lit Pub.

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond

Nana Ekua Brew-Hammond is a style & culture writer that has been featured on MSNBC, and published in EBONY Magazine, The Village Voice, on NBC’s, and, among other outlets. She has been photographed and/or featured in a range of magazines, newspapers and blogs including the New York Times style section, Glamour Magazine, Paper Magazine, and the highly popular fashion street style blog The Sartorialist. Her poetry has been published by Nike and in the Growing Up Girl and This Woman’s Work anthologies. The Webby Award-winning copywriter has also worked with clients such as Victoria’s Secret, L’Oreal Paris USA and Avaya. Her literary work has been featured in …

Brian Gersten

Brian Gersten is a freelance writer and aspiring documentary filmmaker from Chicago, IL. Brian emigrated to the mountains, after growing up in the perfectly leveled mid-west, and received a bachelor’s degree in Journalism from the University of Colorado at Boulder. He wrote “And Am I Born To Die?” while attending the writing program at the Salt Institute for Documentary Studies in Portland, Maine. When Brian is not working he is either playing basketball, watching basketball, dreaming of basketball, or eating basketball-shaped foods. He is the victim of a Basketball Jones.

Michael Copperman

Michael Copperman’s work has been featured in The Sun, The Oxford-American, Creative Nonfiction, Gulf Coast, Guernica, Copper Nickel, Unsaid, Post Road and Southword, among others. He is the recipient of awards and fellowships from the Munster Literature Center, the Oregon Arts Council, Literary Arts, and Breadloaf Writers Conference. From 2002-04 he taught fourth grade in the rural black public schools of the Mississippi Delta with Teach For America, and currently seeks representation for his memoir “Gone,” concerning that experience.

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