January 2015

Meet Our Readers: Alan DeNiro

Alan DeNiro lives in Minnesota. He's the author of two short story collections--Skinny Dipping in the Lake of the Dead, and Tyrannia, both from Small Beer Press; and the novel Total Oblivion, More or Less, from Ballantine. He's recently completed...  read

Meet Our Readers: H. Melt

H. Melt is a poet and artist who was born in Chicago. Their work proudly documents Chicago's queer and trans communities. Their writing has been published by Chicago Artist Writers, Lambda Literary, and THEM, the first trans literary journal in...  read

Video: Keesha Beckford Reads an Open Letter to a White Mom

At the 75th edition of Tuesday Funk back in November, blogger Keesha Beckford delivered a heartfelt and sobering plea for the safety of black boys, asking for compassion and action from white moms. Tuesday Funk is back in February to...  read

Meet Our Readers: Cameron McGill

Cameron McGill is a Chicago-based musician and writer. He recently released his sixth album, Gallows Etiquette. His work has appeared in Poetry East, Measure, and Split Lip Magazine. Please join Cameron and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, February 3,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Christa Desir

Christa Desir writes contemporary fiction for young adults. Her novels include Fault Line and Bleed Like Me and the forthcoming Other Broken Things. She lives with her husband, three children, and overly-enthusiastic dog outside of Chicago. She has volunteered as...  read

Meet Our Readers: Patty Templeton

Patty Templeton is roughly 25 apples tall and 11,000 cups of coffee into her life. She wears red sequins and stomping boots while writing, then hits up back-alley dance bars and honky tonks. Her stories are full of ghosts, freaks,...  read

Tuesday Funk #78: Feb. 3, 2015

Tuesday Funk is back in February to warm your heart if not your feet. Join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago, on Tuesday, Feb. 3, 2015, when our guests are Alan DeNiro, Cameron...  read

'Tis the Season for Haiku

The new year brought a new crop of haiku from co-host Andrew Huff! The set he read at the Jan. 6th edition of Tuesday Funk got away from topicality and went in a more conceptual direction. It is a known...  read

February debriefing

With only our collective body heat (and the Hopleaf HVAC system) to warm us, we embarked on a wintry evening of literary delights at Tuesday Funk #77! Kelly Swails left us wanting more with a tense story about trying to...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #77 is tonight!

You know what they say about Chicago: We've got two seasons... football and sausage. Wait. Is that right? It's going to be cold tonight, but we'll warm you up right good at Tuesday Funk #77! Come see local hotshots James...  read
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