Thanks to everyone who came out to last night's fantastic Tuesday Funk reading at Hopleaf. If you weren't there, you missed plenty of good stuff. Jackie Adamski, in only his second public reading, knocked us out with a profane meditation on faith, uncertainty, and golf. Connor Coyne treated us to a dizzying and inventive excerpt from his new novel Hungry Rats (which you can buy now!, with all proceeds through December 31st going to support the Food Bank of Eastern Michigan).
And William Shunn read us "The Visitors at Wriggly [sic] Field," a raucous tale of baseball, aliens, mad scientists, and beer, complete with visual aids. The story was written in support of Chicago's bid to host the 2012 World Science Fiction Convention. You won't get the full effect without the placards, but if you missed out on the reading you can read Bill's (necessary) introduction to the story here, and read the story itself here.
So that's what you missed last night. The good news is that we'll be back at Hopleaf on Tuesday, November 2 with an all-new slate of readers, including Lori Ann Stephens and Lauryn Lewis. We'll have more announcements about the November lineup soon, but mark your calendars now. You won't want to be left out next month!