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NYC | February 15, 2015

Hello, February! We’re celebrating matters of the heart and soul this month with people and things we adore: superb writers, stand-out books, and outstanding talent. Join us for what will be a luminous evening of literary love. At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.

Jeffery Renard Allen is a Professor of English at Queens College of the City University of New York and an JeffAlleninstructor in the Writing Program at The New School and New York University. Allen is the author of five books, most recently the novel Song of the Shank (Graywolf Press, 2104), which is loosely based on the life of Blind Tom, a nineteenth century African American piano virtuoso and composer who was the first African American to perform at The White House. The novel was featured as the front-page review of both The New York Times Book Review and The San Francisco Chronicle. Allen is the author of two other works of fiction, the novel Rails Under My Back, which won The Chicago Tribune’s Heartland Prize for Fiction, and the short story collection Holding Pattern, which won The Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Allen has received other accolades for his work, including a Whiting Writers’ Award. His website is www.jefferyrenardallen.com.

Lauren Francis-Sharma, a child of Trinidadian immigrants, was born in New York City and raised in Baltimore, Maryland. She holds a bachelor’s degree in English literature with a minor in African-American Studies fromTillthewell_final_FULL the University of Pennsylvania and a J.D. from the University of Michigan Law School. She is a former corporate attorney who now lives in the Washington, D.C., area with her husband and two children. Til the Well Runs Dry, her acclaimed first novel, was chosen as an O, The Oprah Magazine Summer Reading Pick and has been lauded by the New York Times, USA Today, Essence Magazine, among other publications. Lauren has been a guest on NPR’s The Kojo Nnamdi Show, Baltimore’s Fox Morning News, the Maggie Linton Show, New England Literary Radio, Book Radio and Black Authors Network Literary Online Radio. The story of her grandmother’s journey to the United States, which is the inspiration behind her novel, was the subject of a feature article in the Washington Post in July 2014.Sister Golden Hair cover RGB

Darcey Steinke is the author of Sister Golden Hair: A Novel (Tin House, October 2014), the memoir Easter Everywhere (a New York Times notable book) and the novels Milk, Jesus Saves, Suicide Blonde, and Up Through the Water (also a New York Times notable book). With Rick Moody, she edited Joyful Noise: The New Testament Revisited. Her books have been translated into ten languages, and her nonfiction has appeared in the New York Times Magazine, the Boston Review, Vogue, Spin, the Washington Post, the Chicago Tribune, and the Guardian. Her web-story “Blindspot” was a part of the 2000 Whitney Biennial. She has been both a Henry Hoyns and a Stegner fellow as well as writer-in-residence at the University of Mississippi, and has taught at the Columbia University School of the Arts, BdrDOCTORarnard, the American University of Paris, and Princeton. She lives in New York City.

Luke Wiget is a writer and musician who lives in Brooklyn. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Green Mountains Review, SmokeLong Quarterly, Hobart, BOMB, Heavy Feather Review, The Rumpus, among others. Luke is co-curator and host of drDOCTOR, a literary and arts podcast and reading series.

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SalonZine 2015 Issue: Call for Submissions

For the 2015 issue of SalonZine, we’re looking for prose and poetry that speak to the theme of THRESHOLD. Plank of wood, metal, stone beneath the door. A boundary. A door. The point at which something begins or changes. That “There, we’ve arrived; now, let’s cross over” moment. Consider the threshold of pain, of love, of language. What happens when you approach, remain, and/or take a step to the other side?

We are looking for prose and poetry that starts in one place, or mindset, or emotion, or life, or room, and moves toward another, voices that pose the question, “What’s next?”

Give us your definition/interpretation of threshold.

Thank you for sending your best work for consideration. (Up to 5,000 words.)

Email your submission (with FICTION, NONFICTION, or POETRY in the heading) to: sundaysalon at yahoo dot com.

Deadline: February 15.


Sunday Salon NYC is turning 11!

Come celebrate Sunday Salon NYC’s 11th year of literary love and community at the June 16, 2013 reading!


Introducing A Tale of Four Cities

A Tale of Four Cities is an online literary magazine featuring fiction and creative nonfiction set in real locations in four cities — New York, London, Mumbai, and our first featured city, Dubai. This magazine seeks to highlight the similarities and differences between our cities, creating a cultural mosaic of writers and locations in a world that has grown increasingly small.

Check out it out here: www.talefourcities.com


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{SALON NYC RECENT WRITERS}

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 lives in northwestern Minnesota with his youngest son, three dogs, two cats, a flock each of chickens and ducks, and a budding truck garden enterprise.


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 www.erikadreifus.com.


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 lenkuntz.blogspot.com


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.


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Nita Noveno and co-host/fellow New School grad Caroline Berger keep a refreshing blend of new and experienced literary voices on tap at Stain Bar every third Sunday of the month and online in the Sunday Salon zine.

Nita Noveno and Caroline Berger Nita Noveno is a graduate of the New School MFA Creative Writing Program. She founded the Sunday Salon series in the summer of 2002. She has most recently been published in Lost and Found: An Anthology of Teachers Writing and Worldview and was a finalist for the Missouri Review's 2005 Jeffrey E. Smith Editors Prize. Nita read at the July 2002 Salon.

Caroline Berger lives in up-and-coming Bed Stuy (she's waiting patiently). Her proetry (that's not a typo; she likes to make up her own genres) has appeared most recently on La Petite Zine and Pindeldyboz and in Barrow Street. She is the co-host of the Sunday Salon and once used all 7 letters in a game of Scrabble to spell e-t-i-o-l-a-t-e. She teaches writing at The New School & has recently succumb to the world of blogging: Apocalyptic Whimsy. Caroline read at the August 2002 Salon.