This merry month, Sunday Salon is thrilled to welcome more marvelous literary and musical talent to celebrate winter solstice and a heckuva year. Come sleet, come snow, come join us! At Jimmys No. 43. 7pm.
Jimmy’s No. 43, our cozy venue, is raising funds through Kickstarter until December 25th to shiny up the back room and update the sound system, lighting, etc. Please donate here and make the Back Room/Small Stage an even more splendid arts space in the new year. Thank you!
Much gratitude to our supporters who donated at last month’s reading to Habitat for Humanity for those affected by the storm.
Luis Jaramillo’s first book of short stories, The Doctor’s Wife, was the winner of the Dzanc Books Short Story Collection Contest. His work has also appeared in Open City, Gamers (Soft Skull Press), Tin House Magazine, H.O.W. Journal, and Red Line Blues. He is the Associate Chair of the Writing Program at The New School, where he teaches fiction and nonfiction.
Marie Myung-Ok Lee‘s novel, Somebody’s Daughter, was a Minnesota Book Award finalist. Lee’s next novel is forthcoming with Simon & Schuster in 2014. Lee’s fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Guernica, Witness, FiveChapters, The New York TImes, the New York TImes Magazine, the Washington Post, Slate, and she is a regular contributor to The Atlantic and Salon. She has been a Fulbright Scholar and a fellow at MacDowell, Yaddo, and VCCA and is a founder and former board president of the Asian American Writers Workshop. She teaches creative writing at Brown and Columbia.
Catherine Lacey has published work with The Believer, The Atlantic, 52 Stories, Diagram, and others. An excerpt from her novel is forthcoming in McSweeney’s Quarterly and she is a 2012 NYFA Fiction Fellow. She co-owns and operates a Bed & Breakfast in downtown Brooklyn called 3B and writes regularly for Brooklyn Magazine.
Chad Simpson‘s work has appeared in McSweeney’s Quarterly, Esquire, The Rumpus, American Short Fiction, and The Sun, among other publications. His collection of stories, Tell Everyone I Said Hi, was selected by Jim Shepard as the winner of the 2012 John Simmons Short Fiction Award and was published in October by the University of Iowa Press. He lives in Monmouth, Illinois, and teaches at Knox College.
John Cancio is a singer-songwriter born and raised in Milltown, NJ. He is currently writing songs for his upcoming EP, “Will We?” You can visit his music site at http://www.soundcloud.com/jcancan