December 2016

Meet Our Readers: James Gordon

James Gordon is an international award winning author and poet from the South Side of Chicago. He is the Reigning Moth Grand Slam Champion and Snubfest Storytelling Champion. James can be found at and on Twitter at gr8estpoetalive. Please...  read

Meet Our Readers: Kelly Swails

Kelly Swails is an author, editor, and all around fun gal. When she isn't wrangling words, she hangs out with her husband and friends, watches geeky TV shows, plays board games, and knits a blanket that she swears will be...  read

Meet Our Readers: Amy Sumpter

Amy Sumpter has been doing comedy in Chicago for 15 years. When she isn't high kicking while doing Stand Up, she is high kicking as MCAmy, in the all female Beastie Boys Tribute band, She's Crafty. Please join Amy and...  read

Meet Our Readers: Dmitry Samarov

Dmitry Samarov was born in Moscow, USSR in 1970. He immigrated to the US with his family in 1978. He got in trouble in 1st grade for doodling on his Lenin Red Star pin and hasn't stopped doodling since. After...  read

Meet Our Readers: Cameron McGill

Cameron McGill is a second-year MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Idaho and the poetry editor of the journal Fugue. He is originally from Champaign, IL, though he spent many years working as a musician in Chicago. He...  read

Tuesday Funk #101: Jan. 3, 2017

Many people make new year's resolutions, and a popular one in Chicago is to not let the frigid winter weather keep them indoors. If that's you, we've got a sure-fire way to keep that resolution for at least the first...  read

A Century of Haiku in December

The December 6 edition of Tuesday Funk found us celebrating 100 episodes of the show at the cusp of a new political era and the edge of winter weather. Andrew Huff's haiku reflected that. It's getting cold out. Snow blankets...  read

December debriefing

Wow, what an unbelievable turnout for our 100th birthday! The World Series Champion Chicago Cubs (still love saying that) would be green with envy. To celebrate this auspicious occasion, we asked all five former co-hosts to return to the stage...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #100 is tonight!

Come celebrate our 100th birthday with a special lineup of 100% former co-hosts! Connor Coyne, Reinhardt Suarez, Hallie Palladino, Sara Ross Witt, and William Shunn will all be gracing our stage this fine evening. Our readings take place at Hopleaf...  read

Meet Our Readers: William Shunn

William Shunn is a Hugo and Nebula Award nominated writer who has lived in every time zone in the continental United States. His memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, was shortlisted this year for the Association for Mormon Letters Award--despite the stance...  read
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