Back from summer break and ready to welcome more fantastic writers to the stage, we’ve lined up some great readings for you at Sunday Salon this fall! Talented writers from Maine, Massachusetts, and NYC will kick off the season. Join us at Jimmys no. 43 at 7pm.
A writer with more than 200 publication credits, a licensed New York City sightseeing guide, and scholar with multiple degrees in the fields of writing, philosophy, medicine and law, Jacob Appel is something of a modern day renaissance man. His first novel, The Man Who Wouldn’t Stand Up, won the Dundee International Book Prize U.K. He’s won the Tobias Wolff Award, the Kurt Vonnegut Prize, the Zarkower Award for Excellence in Playwriting, and others. Appel’s articles have appeared in The New York Times, Boston Globe, and Huffington Post and elsewhere. He is currently a practicing psychiatrist at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City where he resides. The Biology of Luck marks his U.S. book publishing debut. Read his unabridged story at jacobmappel.com.
JoeAnn Hart is the author of the novels Float and Addled, works of fiction with a social conscience. Her short fiction, essays, articles, and poetry have been widely published, most recently in Harpur Palate, Proto, Design New England, and the Boston Globe Magazine. She lives by the sea in Gloucester, Massachusetts.
Derek Loosvelt was born in South Carolina and raised in Michigan. His writing has appeared in Paper magazine, The Independent, Brill’s Content, SmokeLong Quarterly, Pindeldyboz, Taj Mahal Review, Dig Deep, blue magazine, ARTINFO, and, most recently, the New York Writers Coalition anthology What If Writing Is Dreaming Together? He is the recipient of a New School Chapbook Award and was named a One World Scholar by the Pan African Literary Forum in Accra, Ghana. Since 2008, he has led creative writing workshops for incarcerated and formerly incarcerated adults and teenagers on Rikers Island, at the Queensboro Correctional Facility in Long Island City, and at the Osborne Association in Brooklyn Heights. A graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and The New School, he lives in Brooklyn with his wife and son.
Lad Tobin’s personal essays have appeared in The Sun, The Rumpus, Utne Reader, Fourth Genre, and New Orleans Review. His writing has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize and cited in Best American Essays. The author of two books — Reading Student Writing: Confessions, Meditations, and Rants and Writing Relationships –- he lives in Kittery Point, Maine, and teaches at Boston College.