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NYC | April 19, 2015

We love April because 1) poetry, 2) poets, 3) spring, and 4) we’re celebrating this beautiful universe of verse with four immensely talented, award-winning poets at this month’s Sunday Salon. Yes, at the heart of it all: poetry! Come join us! At Jimmys no. 43. 7pm.CathyBookCover

Cathy Linh Che is the author of Split (Alice James Books), winner of the the Kundiman Poetry Prize and Norma Farber First Book Award from the Poetry Society of America. She has received awards from Poets & Writers, The Fine Arts Work Center at Provincetown, Hedgebrook, Poets House, The Asian American Literary Review, The Center for Book Arts, The Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, and the Jerome Foundation. A founding editor of the online journal Paperbag, she is Managing Director at Kundiman. She currently lives in Brooklyn.

Eduardo C. Corral is the author of Slow Lightning, which won the 2011 Yale Series of Younger Poets comEduardoBookCoverpetition. He’s the recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award and a fellowship from the National Endowment for the Arts. He teaches in the low-residency MFA program at Pacific University. He lives in New York City.

Molly Rose Quinn is a poet living in Brooklyn and the Director of Public Programming at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe. Her poems appear in Black Warrior Review, Everyday Genius, No, dear, Two Serious Ladies, Coconut, Four Way Review, Powder Keg, Underwater New York, and other places. Her essays and interviews BillBookCoverappear in The Atlas Review, Freerange Nonfiction, The L Magazine, and The Brooklyn Rail, and she is a contributor to Scout. She is a fiction committee member for the Brooklyn Book Festival and co-organizer of the Moby-Dick Marathon NYC. She was raised in Memphis, Tennessee.

Bill Yarrow is the author of Blasphemer (Lit Fest Press 2015), Pointed Sentences (BlazeVOX 2012) and four chapbooks. His poems have appeared in many print and online magazines including Poetry International, RHINO, Contrary, DIAGRAM, FriGG, Uno Kudo, Gargoyle, and PANK. He is a Professor of English at Joliet Junior College where he teaches creative writing, Shakespeare, and film.


Chicago | March 29, 2015

We’ll be bringing you five outstanding authors on March 29 at 7:00 p.m. Note the new venueRiverview Tavern, 1958 W. Roscoe St. (corner of Roscoe & Damen). Please join us in welcoming Michelle Falkoff, Rebecca Johns, C. Russell Price, Patricia Skalka, and Mare Swallow. We’ll see you there!

 

Michelle Falkoff’s fiction and reviews have been published in ZYZZYVA, DoubleTake and the Harvard Review, among other places. She is a graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and currently serves as Director of Communication and Legal Reasoning at Northwestern University School of Law.

Rebecca Johns’s first novel, ICEBERGS, was a finalist for the 2007 Hemingway Foundation/PEN Award for first fiction and a recipient of the Michener-Copernicus Award. Her second, THE COUNTESS–a fictionalization of the life of Elizabeth Bathory, the “Blood Countess”–was published in October 2010 from Crown Books and subsequently around the world. Her work has appeared or is forthcoming in Ploughshares, StoryQuarterly, the Mississippi Review, Printer’s Row Journal, the Chicago Tribune, Cosmopolitan, Mademoiselle, Ladies’ Home Journal, Self, and Seventeen, among others. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and the Missouri School of Journalism, she teaches in the English Department at DePaul University in Chicago.

C. Russell Price works with TriQuarterly and StoryClub Magazine. Previous publications include Assaracus, Court Green, MiPOesias, North Chicago Review, Weave, and elsewhere. He’s been a finalist for the Edes Award for Emerging Artists, The Russell Prize, and the Boston Review/Discovery Prize. Price will be a 2015 LAMBDA Writers Retreat Fellow this summer. He holds a BA from the University of Virginia and an MFA from Northwestern University. He paints and plays piano on the North Side.

Patricia Skalka wrote her debut mystery Death Stalks Door County, hoping to bridge the gap between the worlds of fiction and nonfiction. The book, which Publishers Weekly called a tight, lyrical first novel, was short-listed for the Chicago Writers Association Book of the Year Award and was LOVEY nominated for Best First Novel. A Chicago native, Skalka is a former Reader’s Digest Staff Writer and freelancer with articles in national print and online publications and nonfiction books published by Random House, St. Martin’s, Avon and Rodale. Death at Gills Rock, the second book in her Dave Cubiak Door County Mystery Series, will be released in June.

As a writer, Mare Swallow is working on her business book, “Pay Attention to the Brown M&Ms.” She is also a public speaking coach in Chicago. When she’s not doing those two things, she is the Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference.


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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