Tuesday Funk : May 2013
            

Heather Corallo
Heather Corallo is an actress, writer, musician, cook, and triathlete. She's also a FemCom graduate, a Kate, and a Writer Girl. You can see her work at a variety of live-lit venues—Story Club, The Kates, and now Tuesday Funk.  Her next show is You're Welcome, Chicago with the Writer Girls at MorseL in Rogers Park on June 12th at 7:30pm.  You should see it—it'll be good.

Please join Heather and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

At the May 7th edition of Tuesday Funk, Mary Beth Hoerner related a tale of punctured grade-school pride, and it sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)!

            

G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), the Phenomenal Poetic Unsub, hails from Chicago, IL. He has written four books of poetry—The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, The Mind of a Poetic Unsub, and the recently released Revenge of the Orgasm (An Erotic Autobiography). G.P.A. has won the Poetry Pentathlon, the Black Essence Award, and the Moth Storytelling Championship. He is also the host of Poetry's Love Letter, an open mic on every second Friday at Let Them Eat Chocolate in nearby Bowmanville.

G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)

Please join G.P.A. and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

At the May 7th edition of Tuesday Funk, Dion Walton told the affecting story of his struggle to survive HIV infection, and it sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)!

Meet Our Readers: Darwyn Jones

            

Darwyn Jones
Darwyn Jones's fiction has appeared in Hypertext Magazine, Windy City Times, Hair Trigger, SIN: A Deadly Anthology, and Grimm and Grimmer: Dark Tales for Dark Times. His more blurby writings have found their way into Chicago's entertainment website Metromix.com and the Not for Tourists Guide to Chicago.

He's a company member of the storytelling series 2nd Story and frequently reads at Reading Under the Influence (RUI). He often tells stories about his own family. They know this. They don't like it.

Please join Darwyn and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

At the May 7th edition of Tuesday Funk, returning reader Suzanne Clores related the squirm-inducing tale of a car ride she took with a Brooklyn mobster, and it sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)!

Meet Our Readers: Mare Swallow

            

Mare Swallow is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference, as well as a professional public speaker and public speaking coach. She's the author of "25 Ways to Engage Your Audience," and is currently writing a book that aims to help liberal arts majors get jobs after college.

Please join Mare and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Mare Swallow

            

In 2001, Lawrence Santoro's novella "God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him" was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award by the Horror Writers Association. In 2002, his adaptation and audio production of Gene Wolfe's "The Tree Is My Hat," was also Stoker nominated.

Lawrence Santoro
In 2003, his Stoker-recommended "Catching" received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's seventeenth annual Year's Best Fantasy & Horror anthology. In 2004, "So Many Tiny Mouths" was cited in the anthology's eighteenth edition. In the the twentieth, his novella "At Angels Sixteen," from the anthology A Dark and Deadly Valley, was similarly honored.

Larry's first novel, Just North of Nowhere, was published in 2007. A collection of his short fiction, Drink for the Thirst to Come, was published in December 2011. Before all that, Larry spent thirty years as a director, producer and actor in theater and television.

Since its inaugural show in January, 2012, Larry has been the host of the weekly horror podcast, Tales to Terrify, the sister show to the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa.

He lives in Chicago and is at work on two new novels, Griffon and the Sky Warriors and A Mississippi Traveler, or Sam Clemens Tries the Water. Stop by his blog, At Home in Bluffton.

Please join Larry and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

At the May 7th edition of Tuesday Funk, our almost monthly Poem by Bill repeated a question we've heard before, and it went a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)!

            

At our May 7th edition last week, co-host Andrew Huff brought us a fistful of fine haiku ripped bleeding from current headlines:

Bombs, explosions, floods:
this April found our heartstrings
and pulled them hard.

April's heavy showers
brought destruction, but green too.
Just in time for May.

Three found in Cleveland:
Amanda, Michelle, Gina.
Three devils found too.

Ernest Hemingway
was known for daiquiries and
extreme brevity.

If you enjoyed that, we'll have more video from the evening coming up in the next few weeks. And please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive). Don't miss it!

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

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