August 2016

Meet Our Readers: Gina DeLuca

Gina DeLuca is a Chicago-based writer and performer. She has read her essays at Steppenwolf, CiC, The Annoyance, and other theaters and venues around town. "Relatively Meaningless," her solo show featuring a reading of her comedic essays and stories, was...  read

Meet Our Readers: Fred Sasaki

Fred Sasaki is the art director for Poetry magazine and a gallery curator for the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of Real Life Emails (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2017) and the zine series Fred Sasaki's and Fred Sasaki's Four-Pager Guide...  read

Meet Our Readers: Virginia Bell

Virginia Bell is the author of the poetry collection From the Belly (Sibling Rivalry Press 2012). She has been a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry and a finalist for both the Lamar York Prize in Creative Nonfiction, sponsored by The...  read

Tuesday Funk #97 -- Sept. 6, 2016

Your favorite eclectic monthly reading series, Tuesday Funk, returns to the upstairs bar at Hopleaf Sept. 6! Join us for readings by Virginia Bell, Fred Sasaki, Ryan DiGiorgi, Gina DeLuca and Tori Szekeres! Eden Robins co-hosts with special guest host...  read

Reminder: Lit Crawl Chicago is Tonight!

Join us tonight for a special Lit Crawl Chicago edition of Tuesday Funk! We'll be in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St., doing a slightly abbreviated version of your favorite eclectic reading series featuring Jasmine Davila,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Rosamund Lannin

The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for over a decade. During that time, she has been an editor at Gapers Block (rest...  read

Meet Our Readers: Jasmine Davila

Jasmine Davila has read in venues small and medium sized for Tuesday Funk, 20x2 Chicago, That's All She Wrote, and Miss Spoken. She is the thoroughly charming co-host of "Vital Social Issues and Stuff," a podcast about pop culture from...  read

Meet Our Readers: Steve Bellinger

Steve Bellinger was born and raised on the West Side of Chicago by a single mom who worked nights for a printing company. She would bring home books and magazines to encourage her kids to read. This is how Steve...  read

Democratically Vetted Haiku

The parties' national conventions were on Andrew's mind as we got to the Aug. 2, 2016 edition of Tuesday Funk. The Republican National Convention was all negative. The Democratic National Convention presented some hope. Belief in science should not be...  read

Meet Our Readers: James Gordon

James Gordon is an international award winning author and poet, champion storyteller, and an acclaimed actor from Chicago's Southside. He is the author of books from several genres (Mystery and Suspense, Children's, Poetry, and Erotica). James can be seen on...  read
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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic monthly reading series showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry and essays. We are currently on hiatus.


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