February 2012

Meet Our Readers: Robyn Pennacchia

Robyn Pennacchia lives and writes in a cloistered convent in Chicago's Ukranian Village. She was raised in the Swiss Alps by her gruff but kindly hermit grandfather and a goatherder named Peter until she was adopted by a rich family...  read

Meet Our Readers: Hallie Palladino

Hallie Palladino is a Chicago writer and writing instructor. Her current focus is cultural trends in parenting. She is a contributor to the forthcoming books Stay-at-Home Mothers: An International Perspective and Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood (both...  read

Meet Our Readers: John Everson

John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant, as well as the novels Sacrifice, The 13th, Siren and The Pumpkin Man, all released in paperback from Dorchester/Leisure Books. His sixth novel, an erotic horror descent into dark desire...  read

Meet Our Readers: Maggie Kast

Maggie Kast is the author of The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer's memoir of loss, faith and family. She has published fiction in The Sun, Nimrod, Rosebud, and others, and her essays have appeared in America, Image, Writer's Chronicle...  read

Meet Our Readers: Joe Weintraub

For the past thirty-five years Joe Weintraub has been publishing a variety of fiction, essays, poetry, and translations in all sorts of literary reviews and periodicals, from The Massachusetts Review to the Chicago Reader, from Gastronomica to Modern Philology. Many...  read

Video: Jody Lynn Nye lets out a "Howl!"

Way back at our December reading, speculative fiction writer extraordinaire Jody Lynn Nye joined us at the mike to read her short story "Howl!" (from the Esther Friesner anthology Strip Mauled), and it went a little like this... And if...  read

Tuesday Funk #43: March 6th

Our next event will take place Tuesday, March 6, 2012, and will include readings from John Everson, Robyn Pennacchia, Maggie Kast, Joe Weintraub, and Hallie Palladinoread

Video: Dustin Monk relates a little "Anecdote"

This past Tuesday night, science fiction writer Dustin Monk dropped by our microphone to share his whimsical, Wallace Stevens–inspired excursion through our unknowable technological future, "Anecdote of the Singularity." It sounded a little bit like this... And if you enjoyed...  read

February debriefing

Everyone's talking about Tuesday Funk—at least everyone who was there at Hopleaf last night to see our terrific 42nd episode. We do not exaggerate when we say the rapt audience were crammed in shoulder to shoulder to see our accomplished...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #42 is tonight!

We know our audience, and we know that nothing can hold you back from great writing or from great beer. Tuesday Funk has both on tap for you tonight in our 42nd big episode, so bring a friend and bust...  read
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