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September 2015

Meet Our Readers: Carly Oishi


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Carly Oishi is the co-creator of Miss Spoken, the blog and lady-centric live lit show, which happens the last Wednesday of every month at The Gallery Cabaret. The next show is on October 28th and the theme is "Sex Ed". She's the former co-producer of Solo in the 2nd City, holds a 4-1 record at Write Club and was named "Wise Woman of the Week" by WBEZ affiliate Vocalo. Before she had a kid, she did cool things like bowl in a league, day drink, and sing in a band. Now she spends her time trying to keep babies alive as a mom and a nanny.

Please join Carly and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Lori Rader-Day


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Lori Rader-Day's debut mystery, The Black Hour, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. The Black Hour won the Lovey Award for Best First Novel and the Illinois Woman's Press Association Mate E. Palmer Award in Communications for Fiction and was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Left Coast Crime Rosebud Award for Best First Novel, and the Barry Award for Best Paperback Original. Her second book, Little Pretty Things, is out now. Her fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. Lori is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. Originally from Indiana, she now lives with her husband and dog in Chicago.

Please join Lori and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Tuesday Funk #86: October 6, 2015


Fall is upon us! And your favorite eclectic monthly reading series returns to the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for a cool reading on Tuesday, Oct. 6 with guests Jennifer Masengarb, Coya Paz, Lori Rader-Day, Carly Oishi and Tom Haley. Eden Robins and Andrew Huff co-host as always.

Doors open at 7:00 pm -- no earlier, we're serious. But get there as close to 7 as you can, because the room fills up quickly (hence no admittance before 7). The show starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is free, but you must be 21 or older.

Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook and bring a friend. And hey, become a fan so you never miss an invitation to one of our readings.

Tuesday Funk for October 6, 2015

Serious Haiku for September


At the Sept. 1 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff was in no mood for jokes with his haiku ripped from the headlines.

Shot on live TV;
we're faced with the dilemma
of whether to watch.

The same day, two more
multi-victim shootings played
through the news cycle.

Teachers stopping kids
from shooting their classmates is
troubling good news.

Guns don't kill people,
the argument goes. But must
we make it easy?

The oscillation
of deafening cicadas
make it seem hotter.

September debriefing


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Just like we mourn the passing of summer, so we will mourn the moving of our bartender Mark... to the Twin Cities. Tuesday Funk #85 was his last show with us, so in honor of his tenure, we drank extra hard. We also had some stellar readers!

Brian Heath started us off with a heartbreaking story about the passing of his father, and then David Daskal shared a dark excerpt from his novel about a teenaged girl who cuts herself. In a change of tone, Amanda Claire Buckley gave us a warm and humorous retelling of the Virgin Mary's story, set in present-day New York.

We drowned our sorrows in our final beers from Mark.

After intermission, cohost Andrew Huff enlightened us on current events in haiku form, and then Paul Dailing told a story about the annoyances and benefits of being colorblind. Finally, Jill Howe treated us to BOTH entries from her high school diary and a song about The Crucible, sung to the tune of Alanis Morrissette's "Ironic" and played on a ukulele.

Oh what a night. Won't you join us next month? Tuesday Funk #86 on October 6 will feature Jen Masengarb, Coya Paz, Lori Rader-Day, Carly Oishi, and Tom Haley!

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #85 is tonight!


Catch the tail-end of this summer's funk at Tuesday Funk #85 - Tonight! Featuring Brian Heath, Amanda Buckley, Jill Howe, Paul Dailing and David Daskal! Plus your humble co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins.

Our readings take place at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. We get started promptly at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. Arrive early if you want a seat--but no earlier than 7:00 pm. Our readings are free, but only those 21 and over will be admitted. No food can be brought in from the restaurant. See you there!

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About Us

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

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