Urbane Conspirators : New year salon

a night of readings, music, art, and revelry to celebrate 2023

Feb 3, 2023
5:30 PM | Bar opens
6:30 PM | Event doors open
7:00 PM | Program
8:00 PM – 10:00 | Mingling
Skylight gallery
Open to Coffee House and Salmagundi members
Eventbrite RSVP required
FREE to attend
Cocktail attire encouraged
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For any questions, please email Brittney at coffeehouseclub@hotmail.com
About the Event

The Coffee House Club’s Urbane Conspirators can’t wait to bring back Les Bleus and HIP Lit for their annual collaborative New Year Salon, which is sure to be a truly magical night of readings, music, and as always—good company and conversation. Toasting to 2023, attendees will soak in the brilliant words and songs of featured talents, who include: Zefyr Lisowski, Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Ann Hood, and Joanna Sternberg.

Books will be available for sale and signing after the program, and the revelry will continue with cocktails and mingling in the downstairs barroom. Throughout the evening, attendees have the chance to view Salmagundi’s current art exhibitions while enjoying the Club’s historic brownstone mansion.


Salmagundi members are welcome to reserve for dinner before or after the program (last seating is at 8:30 PM) via our Reservations page.

About the Presenters

Zefyr Lisowski

Picture of Zefyr Lisowski next to picture of the cover of "Blood Box" by Zefyr Lisowski

Zefyr Lisowski is a trans and queer writer, artist, and North Carolinian currently living in NYC. She’s a Poetry Co-editor for Apogee Journal and the author of Blood Box, winner of the Black River Editor’s Choice Award from Black Lawrence Press and released in fall 2019; she’s also the author of the microchap Wolf Inventory (Ghost City Press, 2018) and a 2019 Tin House Summer Workshop Fellow. Zefyr’s work has appeared in Literary Hub, Nat. Brut, Muzzle Magazine, and DIAGRAM, among many other places.

Ann Hood

Picture of Ann Hood next to picture of book cover of "Fly Girl" by ann Hood

Ann Hood is the author of eleven books, including the best-selling novels The Book That Matters Most and The Knitting Circle, and the memoirs Comfort: A Journey Through Grief and Kitchen Yarns: Notes on Life, Love, and Food. She lives in Providence, Rhode Island, and New York City.

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Book cover of "Big Girl" by Mecca Jamilah Sullivan next to picture of Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan, Ph.D. is the author of the novel Big Girl, The Poetics of Difference, and Blue Talk and Love, winner of the Judith A. Markowitz Award from Lambda Literary. Sullivan is an associate professor of English at Georgetown University. A native of Harlem, she lives in Washington, DC.

Joanna Sternberg

Joanna Sternberg is a singer, songwriter, musician and visual artist born/based in New York City. They attended LaGuardia High School of Music and Art. Joanna got a full scholarship to Mannes College of Music and studied classical double bass there for a year and a half. After taking some time off, they later finished their double bass performance degree at The New School for Jazz & Contemporary Music, where they got a full scholarship. Joanna continues to write songs, sing, play instruments, and create visual art. Check out their latest album, Then I Try Some More, here.

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