Make friends, enjoy a drink and stimulate your creative juices as both established and new writers share selections from their works. Don't be shy. Please do drop on by.


Ft. Lauderdale | July 12, 2015

Summer is in full swing and so too is our South Florida Salon! We are thrilled to have two fantastic Floridian authors for our third Ft. Lauderdale reading. Come in from the heat, enjoy a delicious coffee, and listen to some wonderful prose at Undergrounds Coffeehaus at 3020 N Federal Hwy (map). The event kicks off at 6:30pm.

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Elisa Albo’s new chapbook Each Day More is a collection of elegies. A previous collection, Passage to America, now available as an ebook, recounts her family immigrant story. Her poems have been published in journals and anthologies, including Alimentum, Bomb Magazine, Crab Orchard Review, Gulf Stream Magazine, International Literary Quarterly, Irrepressible Appetites, MiPoesias, The Notre Dame Review, The Potomac Journal, and Tigertail: A South Florida Annual. She teaches English and ESL at CvrEachDayMore_BookStoreBroward College. Born in Havana and raised in Lakeland, Florida, she lives with her husband and daughters in Plantation, Florida.

Lourdes Rodriguez-Florido (Lourdes R. Florido) was born in Havana, Cuba, and experienced a multicultural upbringing in Kansas City, Missouri and Miami, Florida. A lover of 18th and 19th century period art and literature, she especially enjoys classic romances and tales that involve maritime adventures. A foDecember 2012 295rmer print journalist, Florido is now an English Professor at Broward College. She has had articles published in a number of newspapers and magazines, and her 2006 Young Adult novelLRF_A_Whisper_Of_Angels, White Trees received an Honorable Mention in the Independent Publisher Awards. She received a First Place Award of Merit from The Writer’s Network of South Florida for her non-fiction piece, “The Cuban Me.” She is currently working on a Key West historical romance and envisioning more adventures for Nicolas and Henry her main characters in A Whisper of Angels.




NYC | June 21, 2015: Celebrating 13 Years!

Since the summer of 2002, Sunday Salon has hosted 500 magnificent writers and poets and a beautiful bounty of musicians and singer-songwriters who’ve shared their immense, inspiring talents on the stage. This June, the reading series celebrates its 13th year of literary love and community! Yes, we’re having a party! Join us in welcoming five more remarkably-talented writers and their extraordinary work and the return of a much loved musical guest (stay tuned) to the stage. We’ll toast to Lucky 13, to more magic at the mic, and to the sweet arrival of summer. Come celebrate with us! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.Alvar_11.10

Mia Alvar’s work has appeared in One Story, The Missouri Review, the Cincinnati Review, FiveChapters, and elsewhere. She received her MFA from Columbia University and has been a writer in residence at Yaddo, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Djerassi, and the Blue Mountain Center for the Arts. This past spring she was awarded the 2015 Sirenland Fellowship in Positano, Italy. Her first book, In the Country, is a collection of short stories published by Knopf this June.

Chiwan Choi is the author of two traditional books–The Flood and Abductions. In 2015, he will have written, theflood_coverpresented, and destroyed a new book, Ghostmaker. His other non-traditional “book” projects include The City is My Book, a novel written on numerous utility/electrical boxes in the heart of Downtown Los Angeles, and the Living Book Project, original text written to be tattooed onto volunteers, turning the idea of publishing around (the person with the tattoo as ‘book'; the tattoo artist as ‘publisher'; the author as the author. Chiwan is also founding partner of Writ Large Press, an indie publisher that uses books and publishing to resist, disrupt, and transgress.

mensah demary is co-founder and publisher of Specter Magazine, and is the literary editor of Fourculture Magazine. A columnist for The Butter and regular contributor to Thought Catalog, mensah’s fiction and nonfiction has appeared in Metazen, Little Fiction, PANK, and elsewhere. mensah also co-hosts LIT: A Music and Reading Series. Originally from New Jersey, mensah currently lives and writes in Brooklyn.goodgirlcover

Sarah Tomlinson is a Brooklyn- and Los Angeles-based writer. She has ghostwritten twelve books, including two un-credited New York Times bestsellers. Her writing has appeared in publications including Marie Claire, MORE, Salon.com, Publisher’s Weekly, The Los Angeles Times, and The Boston Globe. Herfather-daughter memoir, GOOD GIRL, was published by Gallery Books (Simon & Schuster) on April 21, 2015.

Erika T. Wurth’s novel, Crazy Horse’s Girlfriend, was published by Curbside Splendor. Her collection of poetry, Indian CHG_finalcoverTrains, was published by The University of New Mexico’s West End Press. A writer of both fiction and poetry, she teaches creative writing at Western Illinois University and has been a guest writer at the Institute of American Indian Arts. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in numerous journals, such as Boulevard, Drunken Boat, and Southern California Review.  is represented by Peter Steinberg. She is Apache/Chickasaw/Cherokee and was raised outside of Denver.


Robert Lopez is the author of four books, including the forthcoming, Good People, to be published by Bellevue 8214782856_e38c2d72dd_mLiterary Press in January, 2016. Along with David Hollander, he is part of The Unnameable, an acoustic duo.


This event was funded in part by Poets & Writers, Inc., with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.nysca


Ft. Lauderdale | March 15, 2015: The Inaugural Salon

Great news for the sun-loving book lover, writer, poet, & literati: Sunday Salon South Florida has arrived! Thanks to the Salon teams in Ft. Lauderdale and Miami (meet our marvelous new team members here: South Florida), the series will feature an exciting lineup of writers and poets at their respective home venues.

On March 15th, please join us in welcoming two superb writers for our inaugural Sunday Salon event in Ft. Lauderdale. At Undergrounds Coffeehaus at 3020 N Federal Hwy (map). 7pm. Huzzah!

Kimberly Burwick is the author of Has No Kinsmen (Red Hen Press, 2006), Horses in the Cathedral, GNB_coverwinner of the Robert Dana Prize (Anhinga Press, 2011) and Good Night Brother, winner of the Burnside Review book prize (Burnside Review Press, 2014). She is also the recipient of national poetry awards like the C.P. Cavafy prize (Poetry International, 2011) and the Black Warrior Review Award (2010). She has received four Pushcart Prize nominations, and most recently was published as a prize finalist in the Bellevue Literary Review, Crazyhorse and The Mississippi Review.

Born in Seattle in 1979, Julie Marie Wade is the author of Wishbone: A Memoir in Fractures (Colgate University Press, 2010; Bywater Books, 2014), winner of the Colgate University Press Nonfiction Book Wishbone.NewCoverAward and the Lambda Literary Award in Lesbian Memoir; Without: Poems (Finishing Line Press, 2010), selected for the New Women’s Voices Chapbook Series; Small Fires; Essays (Sarabande Books, 2011), selected for the Linda Bruckheimer Series in Kentucky Literature; Postage Due: Poems & Prose Poems (White Pine Press, 2013), winner of the Marie Alexander Poetry Series; Tremolo: An Essay (Bloom Books, 2013), winner of the Bloom Nonfiction Chapbook Prize; When I Was Straight: Poems (A Midsummer Night’s Press, 2014); and the forthcoming SIX: Poems (Red Hen Press, 2015), winner of the AROHO/To the Lighthouse Prize. She has received an Al Smith Individual Artist Fellowship from the Kentucky Arts Council and a grant from the Barbara Deming Memorial Fund for feminist literature.  A regular book reviewer for The Rumpus and Lambda Literary Review, Wade teaches in the creative writing program at Florida International University in Miami.  She is married to Angie Griffin and lives in Dania Beach.

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