May 2012

Meet Our Readers: Samantha Irby

Samantha Irby writes dick jokes on the internet. Find them at and  read

Meet Our Readers: Kristin Lueke

Kristin Lueke once lived in Southern California for 17 years in a row, if you can believe it. Her poems have been published in NAP, Untoward Magazine, the Acentos Review, and elsewhere. Her first chapbook, (in)Different Math, is forthcoming this...  read

Meet Our Readers: Alex Shakar

Alex Shakar's latest novel, Luminarium, was this year's winner of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Fiction. It was also named a Notable Book of the year by The Washington Post, an Editor's Choice by The New York Times,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Jennifer Schaefer

Jennifer Schaefer was born in nineteen seventy-something in Waukegan. She grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin, but spent her roaring twenties in London, where she lived in youth hostels, an assortment of squalid flats, a rundown old pub, and worked...  read

Meet Our Readers: Dion Walton

Originally a theater performer for 25 years, Dion Walton has been writing for the past 10. He's a published writer, OUR LEGACIES (Writings from Chicago's Older Gay Men), a singer, and an artist that has presented artwork in art galleries...  read

Tuesday Funk likes 8 x 8

A few weeks ago, Andrew Huff of Gapers Block issued a fascinating challenge to Tuesday Funk co-host William Shunn: to take a piece of original poster art by Chad Kouri and produce a piece of writing of between 1,500 and...  read

Video: Richard Chwedyk channels the dinosaur

At our April Tuesday Funk reading, Nebula Award-winning author Richard Chwedyk shared with us the prologue of a novel written by a dinosaur who's a character in his ... um, hey, let's just let Rich explain! And if you enjoyed...  read

Reminder: Submissions for our Worldcon edition due in two weeks

Greetings, science fiction writers from around the world! This is a friendly reminder that Tuesday Funk wants you as a reader for our September 4th edition! With the 70th World Science Fiction Convention coming to Chicago from August 30 to...  read

Video: Mary Anne Mohanraj takes in "The Night Air"

At our April Tuesday Funk reading, Mary Anne Mohanraj shared her (NSFW) short story "The Night Air," and it went a little something like this... And if you enjoyed that, please join us on Tuesday, June 5th, 2012 for more...  read

May debriefing

Good morning, Funkers! Your humble co-host regrets the tardiness of this debriefing, but (as you know if you were there) he very regrettably was unable to attend our 45th edition this past Tuesday evening. However, by all reports we hear...  read
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