May 2015

Meet Our Readers: Mary Lorenz

Mary Lorenz writes stories for your enjoyment and her desperate need for attention. By day, she works in public relations as a corporate communications manager, which means...her guess is as good as yours. Mary has performed at Story Club, Essay...  read

Meet Our Readers: Emily Nordling

Emily Nordling likes history, revolution, and magic (in pretty much any combination). She writes speculative fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and is a blogger for She received her MA in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she recently...  read

Meet Our Readers: K.B. Jensen

K.B. Jensen is an author and journalist. Painting With Fire, an artistic murder mystery, was her debut novel last year and has been a bestseller on Amazon. She is currently finishing a second book, tentatively titled A Storm of Stories,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Hannah Gamble

Hannah Gamble is the 2015 winner of the Neil Postman award for metaphor from Rattle magazine. She will be giving talks this summer at the Chicago Art Institute and the 2015 Printer's Ball, and will have new poems out in...  read

Tuesday Funk #82: June 2, 2015

Tuesday Funk gives a warm June welcome to guests Emily Nordling, Hannah Gamble, Christa Desir, Mary Lorenz and Kirsten Jensen for your favorite eclectic monthly reading series. Join us Tuesday, June 2 in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N....  read

Cinco de Haiku

At the May 5 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff read six topical haiku. It snows in April. You have lived here long enough, you should know by now. Still, it would be nice if flowers and fruit tree...  read

May Debriefing

We may not have had margaritas, but we had great writers, and isn't that really what Cinco de Mayo is all about? Maggie Kast started off the night with an essay about making fudge and an excerpt from her newest...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #81 is tonight!

Come celebrate Cinco de Mayo the traditional way - with some awesome writers! Join Wesley Chu, Jenny Drai, Melissa Franic, Maggie Kast, and Jack Silverstein PLUS your faithful co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, for some sweet cerveza and literatura...  read

Meet Our Readers: Jenny Drai

Jenny Drai is the author of Letters to Quince (winner of the Deerbird Novella Prize from Artistically Declined Press), and two poetry chapbooks: The New Sorrow Is Less Than the Old Sorrow (Black Lawrence Press) and :Body Wolf: (Horse Less...  read

Meet Our Readers: Jack Silverstein

Jack M Silverstein is a staff writer for Chicago Daily Law Bulletin. He enjoys meeting new people, so start a conversation with him @readjack. Please join Jack and all our great readers on Tuesday, May 5, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf...  read
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About Us

Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.


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