February 2017

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

Meet Our Readers: Naomi Buck Palagi

Naomi Buck Palagi was raised in the woods of central Kentucky, and lives in Northwest Indiana now after several years in Chicago. She's published a variety of experimental and more traditional poetry in journals such as Moria, Spoon River Review,...  read

Haiku for a Warm February

Cohost Andrew Huff read a handful of haiku at February's Episode #102 of Tuesday Funk. Lakeview at midnight: a vomiting young woman begs her friends to wait. A cat in a crouch, motionless but for its tail, watches a laser....  read

Tuesday Funk #103: March 7, 2017

Let's march! March into the upstairs bar at Hopleaf for Tuesday Funk, that is. We'll be back on Tuesday, March 7 for Episode #103, featuring readings by Lori Barrett, Steve Bellinger, Naomi Buck Palagi, Tori Szekeres and Ted McClelland. Doors...  read

February Debriefing

It didn't feel terribly much like February outside, but that didn't stop us from all getting cozy in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf for episode #102 of Tuesday Funk! Jenn Sodini led us off with a funny-sad story about unexpectedly...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #102 is tonight!

Don't miss it! We've got Deborah Siegel, Leonard Zawadski, Jenn Sodini, Molly Dumbleton, and Keidra Chaney... and of course, your faithful co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins. Our readings take place at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago....  read

Meet Our Readers: Jenn Sodini

Jenn Sodini grew up in Pittsburgh, went to school in Amherst, and then moved to Chicago and never looked back. She passionately hosts and co-produces CHIRP Radio's The First Time, a live-music-and-storytelling series held quarterly at Martyrs', and Psychotic Break,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Keidra Chaney

Keidra Chaney is a writer, editor, blogger and digital strategist, though she's not sure what that actually means these days. She has been published in Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Bitch Media, Paste, and a bunch of publications that no...  read

Meet Our Readers: Deborah Siegel

Deborah Siegel is the author of two books and a pair of boy/girl twins, and the founder of the public voice consultancy, Girl Meets Voice Inc. She's also co-founder of SheWrites.com, Senior Facilitator with The OpEd Project, and creator of...  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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