April 2017

Meet Our Readers: Mary Anne Mohanraj

Mary Anne Mohanraj is author of Bodies in Motion (HarperCollins), The Stars Change (Circlet Press) and ten other titles. Bodies in Motion was a finalist for the Asian American Book Awards, a USA Today Notable Book, and has been translated...  read

Meet Our Readers: Mare Swallow

Mare Swallow is the Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference, and as such was named to NewCity's Lit 50 list twice. Her writing has appeared in Story Club Magazine, Brevity, and Hypertext Magazine. She is the author of 21...  read

Meet Our Readers: Alicia Swiz

Alicia Swiz is a professor, performer and professional feminist. Drawing from her personal experience and her academic training, Alicia Swiz facilitates conversations about gender, sex and pop culture. She is the host of the monthly comedy showcase, Feminist Happy Hour,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Mikki Kendall

Mikki Kendall, a writer and occasional feminist divides her time between two careers, a family, and brunch. She commits acts of fiction largely focusing on black people in every situation under the sun, and a few under undefined celestial bodies....  read

Meet Our Readers: Anne Elizabeth Moore

Anne Elizabeth Moore was born in Winner, SD and grew up in St. Paul, MN. She is the author of Unmarketable from the New Press (2007 Best Book, Mother Jones) and Cambodian Grrrl from Cantankerous Titles (2012 Best Book, Lowell...  read

Haiku for April 2017

Cohost Andrew Huff's haiku for the 105th edition of Tuesday Funk covered a wide range of emotions. This land was our land. This house used to be a home. Where did the love go? It's so refreshing for the Cubs...  read

Tuesday Funk #105: May 2, 2017

Another month, another stellar collection of readers at Tuesday Funk! Please join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for readings by Mikki Kendall, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Mare Swallow, and Alicia Swiz! Hosted as always by Andrew...  read

April 2017 Debriefing

A misty April evening greeted the live lit faithful on their journey to Tuesday Funk on April 4, 2017. Felix Jung set the mood with a collection of poems, then Melissa Wiley carried it forward with a short story about...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #104 is tonight!

We're up to our ears in amazing readers this month! Don't miss Felix Jung, Tracy Harford-Porter, Melissa Wiley, Kellye Howard, and Nestor Gomez! Oh, and Eden Robins and Andrew Huff will also be there, if you're into that sort of...  read

Meet Our Readers: Kellye Howard

Kellye Howard is a writer, speaker, actress, and stand up comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central, TBS, NBC, FOX, WGN, and many more. She also currently performs improv with Second City every Saturday night in the Blackout Cabaret....  read
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