April 2016 | Tuesday Funk
April 2016

Meet Our Readers: Kimberly Dixon-Mays

Kimberly Dixon-Mays is a Ragdale and Cave Canem fellow whose publications include Reverie, Anthology of Chicago, Uproot, Consequence and Rhino magazines, the anthologies Trigger Warning and Just Like a Girl: A Manifesta! and her own collections SenseMemory, and More Than...  read

Meet Our Readers: Elizabeth Gomez

Elizabeth Gomez is a Chicago-based comedian, storyteller, writer, and experienced napper. She is a founder of the Windy City Rollers, Chicago's original all female roller derby league; a founding writer at Drinkers with Writing Problems; an associate producer of Story...  read

Meet Our Readers: Sara Ross Witt

Sara Ross Witt is a former co-host of Tuesday Funk and a graduate of The New School MFA in Creative Writing program. Her writing has appeared in Arch City Chronicle, Parent to Parent, Black Market Lit, and Best of Ohio...  read

Meet Our Readers: Martha Bayne

Martha Bayne is a freelance writer and editor, and the editor-in-chief of Belt Magazine, an independent online magazine covering the postindustrial midwest. Her features and essays have appeared in the Chicago Reader, the Chicago Tribune, Crain's, Occupy.com, Belt, the Baffler,...  read

Tuesday Funk #93 -- May 3, 2016

The next installment of Tuesday Funk, your favorite eclectic monthly reading series, is May 3! Join us in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf for readings by Elizabeth Gomez, J Preston Witt, Martha Bayne, Kimberly Dixon-Mays and Sara Ross Witt! No...  read

April debriefing

What a night! Drama, intrigue, and baseball... the trifecta for any good reading. Robert Loerzel started it off with a fascinating historical essay about the Cubs' one-time short-lived nickname "Microbes." Jessi DiBartolomeo followed with some more historical insight - this...  read

New Haiku for April

The April 5 edition of Tuesday Funk included topical haiku by co-host Andrew Huff as varied as the weather. Can we all survive the political discourse now till November? Must we endure insults, stunts and posturing for the next eight...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #92 is tonight!

It'll be pretty much the best thing you can do on a Tuesday, and you know it. This month we've got the likes of Robert Loerzel, Jessi DiBartolomeo, James Finn Garner, Lily Be, and Joe Meno. Andrew Huff and Eden...  read

Meet Our Readers: Joe Meno

Joe Meno is a fiction writer who lives in Chicago. He is the winner of the Nelson Algren Award, a Pushcart Prize, the Great Lakes Book Award, and a finalist for the Story Prize. The bestselling author of seven novels...  read

Meet Our Readers: Jessi DiBartolomeo

Jessi DiBartolomeo hails from the suburbs of Phoenix, Arizona, which is just as bad as it sounds. She packed her car with her belongings and cat and made the drive to Chicago in the miserably humid summer of 2011 and...  read
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