Tuesday Funk | Chicago's Eclectic Monthly Reading Series
Our next event takes place Tuesday, March 5, 2019. Please join us! The fun gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.

Fresh, Cold Haiku

            

Recent extreme weather was on cohost Andrew Huff's mind as he wrote his haiku for our February 5, 2019 show.

Thank you for coming
despite both an ice storm and
State of the Union.

Do cold toilet seats
sting less if your butt
is already cold?

Seventy degrees
from Thursday to Saturday.
Thanks, global warming.

He also shared a poem written with the assistance of Haikubes:

Our parallel dilemma:
What if we are following
behind the wrong one?

Tuesday Funk #125: March 5, 2019

            

Chicago's favorite eclectic monthly reading series will be roaring into March like a lion! Join us on Tuesday, March 5 in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for readings by Kelly Swails, Lindsay Eanet, Robbie Q. Telfer, Tracy Harford-Porter and Faisal Mohyuddin!

As always, admission to Tuesday Funk is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (don't dilly-dally if you want a seat!) and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please RSVP on Facebook -- and don't forget to like and follow our page so you get our announcements right in your stream.

Tuesday Funk #125, March 5, 2019

February 2019 Debrief

            

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February showed its teeth on the night of the first Tuesday Funk in 2019 (we took January off because the first Tuesday of the month was the first of the year, remember?), with a warning of freezing rain rattling the city. The freezing rain didn't arrive in Andersonville that night, and plenty of intrepid folks made it to Hopleaf to see their favorite eclectic monthly reading series.

We started the night with Mike Puican, whose insightful and often funny poems put is in the right mood. Next, Jasmine Davila shared an essay connecting celebrity crushes and personal illness. Then cohost Eden Robins read an excerpt from her unpublished novel.

We took a minute to drink it all in and refill our glasses with Leah behind the bar.

Unfortunately, the weather was worse in the suburbs, which resulted in reader Sahar Mustafah having to cancel, but cohost Andrew Huff gamely stepped in to read a short piece of fiction instead, in addition to a couple of topical haiku. (We'll be seeing Sahar later in the year instead.) And last but not least, Molia Dumbleton shared two short pieces selected by her teenage daughter.

If the weather warnings scared you away, you'll have another chance to see Tuesday Funk on March 5, when we'll feature readings by Kelly Swails, Lindsay Eanet, Robbie Q Telfer, Tracy Harford-Porter and Faisal Mohyuddin. Hope to see you there!

Meet Our Readers: Jasmine Davila

            

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Jasmine Davila has appeared in venues both small and medium sized, reading in live lit shows such as Essay Fiesta, The Skewer, and 20x2. She currently co-produces and co-hosts lady live lit show Miss Spoken, which can be found at The Gallery Cabaret on the last Wednesday of the month. She tweets, instas, and tumbls as @jasmined.

Please join Jasmine and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Molia Dumbleton

            

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Molia Dumbleton's fiction has been awarded the Columbia Journal Fiction Prize, Sean O'Faolain Story Prize, Dromineer Flash Fiction Prize, and Kelly Barnhill Microfiction Prize. She has been a Finalist or Runner-Up for The Iowa Short Fiction Award, SmokeLong Quarterly Award, Bath Flash Fiction Award, Indiana Review Half-K Prize, Bridport Prize, and Glimmer Train Very Short Fiction Award, and her work has appeared in an assortment of literary journals, including The Kenyon Review, New England Review, and others, and she is grateful to every one of them. Tuesday Funk is her very favorite place to read, and she's so happy to be back.

Please join Molia and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Mike Puican

            

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Mike Puican has had poems in Poetry, Michigan Quarterly Review, Bloomsbury Review, and New England Review, among others. His essays and reviews have appeared in TriQuarterly, Kenyon Review, and Brevity. He won the 2004 Tia Chucha Press Chapbook Contest for his chapbook, 30 Seconds. Mike was a member of the 1996 Chicago Slam Team and is a board member and past Board President of the Guild Literary Complex in Chicago.

Please join Mike and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Eden Robins

            

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Eden Robins writes short fiction, long fiction, short essays, and jokey video scripts for the health insurance industry. Her work has appeared in Apex, Shimmer, USAToday, and the LA Review of Books, and sometimes nice hosts let her perform at live lit shows like Chirp Radio's First Time, 20x2 Chicago, Story Club, and Miss Spoken. She has an uncanny habit of abandoning creative projects just as they're starting to gain traction, and she tweets grumpily @edenrobins.

Please join Eden and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Sahar Mustafah

            

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Sahar Mustafah is a first-generation Palestinian American. Her short story collection Code of the West won the 2016 Willow Books Prize for fiction. Her first novel, The Beauty of Your Face, is forthcoming next year by W. W. Norton. She has taught delightfully misunderstood teenagers for over 21 years.

Please join Sahar and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Tuesday Funk #124: February 5, 2019

            

New year, new you! This is the year you go out and see more live lit and storytelling shows -- starting with Chicago's favorite eclectic monthly reading series, Tuesday Funk! Join us on Tuesday, February 5 in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for readings by Molly Dumbleton, Mike Puican, Sahar Mustafah, Jasmine Davila and our very own cohost, Eden Robins!

As always, admission to your favorite eclectic monthly reading series is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (don't dawdle if you want a seat!) and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please RSVP on Facebook -- and don't forget to like and follow our page so you get our announcements right in your stream.

Tuesday Funk #124, Feb. 5, 2019

No January Show -- Happy New Year!

            

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The first Tuesday of January happens to be the first of the year! And so your favorite eclectic monthly reading series will bow to the holiday and take the month off. We'll see you on Tuesday, Feb. 5 instead. Stay tuned for an announcement of our February lineup, and have a happy new year!

Tuesday Funk

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, March 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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