Tuesday Funk : Reading # 37
            

At our September reading, the charismatic Edison A. Blake regaled us with an opening chapter from his novel The Original Artificial Stud...

And if you're hungry for more great readings like this one, be sure to join us on Tuesday, November 1st, when we present the stellar lineup of J.D. Adamski, Suzanne Clores, Laura Stark, Cesar Torres, and Matt Wood!

Video: Sometimes a cigar is just a cigar

            

Our October reading is coming up fast, and there's no better way to get in the right frame of mind than with videos from past events. In this great reading from September, Naomi Buck Palagi shows us the good that can come from a twice-yearly cigar...

Be sure to join us next week on Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm, upstairs at Hopleaf, for five more great readers, including William Shunn, C.P. Chang, Erin J. Shea, Matt Darst, and Liz Baudler.

Video: A D Jameson plumbs the depths

            

Our October reading is coming up fast, and there's no better way to get in the right frame of mind than with videos from past events. In this great reading from September, A D Jameson polarized our audience with a hilarious, inventive, and euphonious descent into the language of depravity. Be sure to listen closely for the occasional gasp from a listener...

Be sure to join us next week on Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 pm, upstairs at Hopleaf, for five more great readers, including William Shunn, C.P. Chang, Erin J. Shea, Matt Darst, and Liz Baudler.

            

At this week's Tuesday Funk, co-host William Shunn read "You Are Here," a poem he composed for the tenth anniversary of the September 11th terror attacks. (He and his wife Laura Chavoen lived in Queens near the East River at the time.) Here's the brief video:

September debriefing

            

Colorado Hey, if you weren't at Hopleaf this week for Tuesday Funk, you missed a good 'un, a real good 'un. 12-point buck good, in fact.

We had Carissa DiGiovanni reading us poems, Noreen Natale telling us amusing stories, and Naomi Buck Palagi on a return visit to read us more poems. After a break for beer and a downer of a 9/11 poem from co-host William Shunn, we had a rip-snorter of an excerpt from Edison A. Blake's recent novel, and a wild selection of prose from A D Jameson (not to mention plenty of audible gasps from the audience). And the elk? The elk was present only in our hearts.

In fine, it was a spirited and challenging kickoff to our fall season, which will continue on October 4th with the work of Erin Shea Smith, Liz Baudler, CP Chang, zombie fiction by Matthew Darst, and a sci-fi baseball story from William Shunn. It's a veritable Oktoberfest of good stuff, so next time take careful aim because you won't want to miss your shot.

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #37 is tonight!

            

Signals 2 Hey, do you smell that? No, not that! The good smell, I mean. It's ... could it be? ... I think that's the crackling smell of raw talent,, and I'm pretty sure it's heading for Tuesday Funk, the monthly Chicago reading series where good writing and good beer mix. This evening, in honor of our 37th big episode, we're bringing you five prime readers for no more than the price of a single ice-cold beer.

Our electric lineup tonight includes AD Jameson, Edison Blake, Noreen Natale, Naomi Buck Palagi, and Carissa DiGiovanni, none of whom you'll want to miss. We'll also throw in one of our patented Poems By Bill for no extra charge. So "like" us today on Facebook, grab a beer from the bar, and we'll all get blown away tonight at Hopleaf.

Hopleaf is at 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. The reading begins at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. The lounge opens at 7:00 pm. Arrive early for a seat!

As always, the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf is cash-only and 21 and over. Remember also that no food can be brought in from the restaurant.

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Tuesday Funk #37: September 6th

            

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What's that boiling across the horizon with all the crackling power of late-summer thunderstorm? It's only Tuesday Funk, with a September lineup that will ionize your intellect and electrocute your emotions. For our next outing at Hopleaf, you can look forward to bottled literary lightning from the likes of Edison Blake, Carissa DiGiovanni, AD Jameson, Noreen Natale, and Naomi Buck Palagi, plus another patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and don't forget the dozens of varieties of good, cold beer!

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which later this fall will feature the likes of CP Chang, Hanna Martine, Patricia Ann McNair, Erin Shea Smith, Matthew Darst, Liz Baudler, and yours truly, among many others. You won't want to miss a single reading!

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About Us

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, June 6, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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