April 2013

Video: Reinhardt Suarez sings the house down

At our April 2nd edition, Tuesday Funk co-founder Reinhardt Suarez returned to our mike to read from his new novel, The Green Ray of the Sun, and he brought some musical friends to back him up... And if you enjoyed...  read

Meet Our Readers: Dion Walton

Originally a theater performer for 25 years, Dion Walton has been writing for the past ten. He's a published writer (Our Legacies: Writings from Chicago's Older Gay Men), a singer, and an artist who has presented work in galleries in...  read

Video: Mary Robinette Kowal brings us the glamour

At our April 2nd edition, Mary Robinette Kowal brought us this magical excerpt from her new novel Without a Summer. And you'll want to watch all the way to the end because she brought shadow puppets too! And if you...  read

Meet Our Readers: Sara Ross Witt

Sara Ross Witt is the former co-producer and co-host of Tuesday Funk and a graduate of The New School MFA in Creative Writing program. She was raised in Ohio as a psychic by her biological mother, a detail she writes...  read

Video: William Shunn wants to know "What Changed?"

At our April 2nd edition, co-host William Shunn gave his short-short story "What Changed?" (originally written for 20x2 in Austin) its Chicago debut, and it went a little like this... If you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm...  read

Meet Our Readers: Robert McDonald

Robert McDonald's prose and poetry have appeared in a wide variety of print and online journals, including Sentence, The New York Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, and The Prose-Poem Project. He lives in Andersonville, works at in independent bookstore, and blogs...  read

Meet Our Readers: Suzanne Clores

Suzanne Clores is an author of narrative nonfiction, and is working on her second book, titled Invisible: How I Came to Accept the Extraordinary. She has written for The Huffington Post, Smith, The Nervous Breakdown, Next Avenue, Natural Health, Martha...  read

Video: Wesley Chu lures us down a dark alley

There was a lot of luring going on at our April 2nd edition! When Wesley Chu stepped to the mike to read us an chapter from his forthcoming novel The Lives of Tao, it went a little like this... If...  read

Video: Reagan Keeter lures us down a deep well

At our April 2nd edition, Reagan Keeter spun us his horrifying tale "Out of the Well," and it went a little like this... If you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, May 7th, 2013, upstairs at...  read

Co-host William Shunn appears twice this week!

Attention, Funkers! Our longtime co-host William Shunn will be appearing next week in not one but two of Chicago's most thrilling other reading series. They'll be on consecutive nights, no less, so please block out Tuesday and Wednesday evenings on...  read
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