LUKE ANDERSON was one of the founding members of the Writers Workspace in Andersonville/Edgewater. He has been a rodman, a mailman, a high school teacher, a translator, a content development project manager, a barista, and an editor. He is currently a husband and father. Someday, he would like to add 'published fiction writer' to the list.
J-L DEHER-LESAINT was born and raised in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) and moved to the United States in 1995 where he earned degrees from Harold Washington College, Loyola University Chicago, and the University of Virginia. His most recent publications include feature-length interviews with Edmund White and Edward P. Jones. He is an English professor at Harold Washington College.
HALLIE GORDON divides her time between Chicago and London where she is a graduate student in Creative Writing at Brunel University. She is the author of several plays including Imaginary Nostalgia, Trick of the Light and Dry Lightning. She is currently working on a first novel titled Dreaming of Heaven. Hallie is proud to be one of the organizers of Tuesday Funk.
JENNY GAVACS is an ex-journalist, ex-New Yorker and ex-expat. She has a B.S. in journalism, an M.A. in creative writing and works in book publishing. Her work has appeared in House & Garden magazine and Otium, the online literary magazine she helped found. For two years she lived, ate and loved in France, but she is very happy to be back in Chicago.
ELIZABETH REEDER lived in Glasgow, Scotland for twelve years and now lives in Chicago researching and writing her next novel and completing her PhD in Creative Writing. Her fiction appears in respected journals and anthologies in the UK and the US (Women's Press, Polygon, Hanging Loose, Chapman, PN Review). She's had an original drama, stories and an abridgement broadcast on BBC Radio 4. An excerpt of her novel, The Fremont Inheritance, has been published by Long Lunch Press and is one in a series of slim volumes which pair well known authors (Irvine Welsh, Annie Proulx, James Meek, Edwin Morgan) with newbies, such as herself.
REINHARDT SUAREZ is back in Chicago after forays into Ozark Country and the concrete wilds of New York City . He is a graduate of Loyola-Chicago's Creative Writing program and has an MFA from The New School in New York . He is currently at work on a young adult novel, Guessing and Keeping Still, and perhaps, one day, he may even finish it. He is also pleased to be one of the illustrious hosts of Tuesday Funk, though he insists that he is the least illustrious of the three.