July 2016

Meet Our Readers: Angel Simmons

Angel Simmons is a Chicago south-sider who was raised in Englewood. She has a BA from Columbia College and does it all as a speaker, mentor, coach, runway and print model, president and CEO of The Message, Inc., and the...  read

Meet Our Readers: Vojislav Pejovic

Vojislav Pejovic (1972, Montenegro, former Yugoslavia) is a neurobiologist by training. His second book, American Sfumato (a novella in nine stories), was published in Montenegro, Serbia, and Slovenia and is being considered for the Mesa Selimovic Prize, the most prestigious...  read

Meet Our Readers: Ryan Bartelmay

Ryan Bartelmay graduated from the University of Iowa in 1998, where he was a member of the Undergraduate Writer's Workshop, and then went on to Columbia University to receive an MFA in fiction writing in 2005. His debut novel, Onward...  read

Meet Our Readers: Ines Bellina

Ines Bellina is a writer, translator and performer. She is the co-founder of the monthly Live Lit show, Is This a Thing? and has read at Story Club, Serving the Sentence, 20X2, The Marrow, Miss Spoken, Essay Fiesta, and other...  read

Meet Our Readers: Connie Voisine

Connie Voisine lives in New Mexico where she teaches during the school year and Chicago in the summers. She has had poems published in The New Yorker, Poetry and other magazines. Her recent book is Calle Florista. Please join Connie...  read

Patriotic Haiku for July

Andrew was in a political mood at the July 5, 2016 edition of Tuesday Funk. Our nation's birthday, favorite of nation's kids, bane of nation's pets. Pyromaniacs send puppies into panic with sonic onslaught. Trump and Hillary give so much...  read

Tuesday Funk #96 -- Aug. 2, 2016

Tuesday Funk, your favorite eclectic monthly reading series, is back Aug. 2 -- and we're now sponsored by the Chicago Review of Books! Join us in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf for readings by Ryan Bartelmay, Ines Bellina, Vojislav Pejovic,...  read

July Debriefing

Coming off the holiday weekend, Tuesday Funk was the perfect way to ease back into the real world -- especially since the beer was cold and the Hopleaf's air conditioning was working. Maggie Jenkins got us started with a story...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #95 is tonight!

Come celebrate your Independence Day hangover with your pals at Tuesday Funk! Tonight we've got Leland Cheuk, Hannah Gamble, Maggie Jenkins, Scott Smith, and Kendra Stevens! Plus your faithful co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, naturally. Our readings take place...  read

Meet Our Readers: Maggie Jenkins

Maggie Jenkins is a comic, writer, runner and rapper. She has been a featured performer at Story Club, Essay Fiesta, Write Club, the kates and the Chicago Women's Funny Festival, among many others. She's a member of Chicago's all-female Beastie...  read
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