May 2017

Meet Our Readers: Elizabeth Gomez

Elizabeth Gomez is a comedian, writer, and a free bleeder. She performs all over the city, but you may have seen her on Check Please, which means she is Chicago famous now. She is the founding writer of Drinkers with...  read

Meet Our Readers: Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Nadine Kenney Johnstone is the author of the memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, about her IVF challenges and the healing power of hope. Her infertility story has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Today's Parent, and Chicago Health Magazine, among others. She...  read

Meet Our Readers: Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He now lives in Chicago. He's an assistant professor at Northwestern University. His work and has appeared in various literary journals and...  read

May Haiku by Andrew

Only two haiku this month, due to Andrew's busy schedule at the end of April. Civic engagement: People talking in a gym about libraries. Sometimes, lost in thought, I pause after exhaling and forget to breathe.  read

Tuesday Funk #106: June 6, 2017

Tuesday Funk, Chicago's favorite eclectic reading series, returns to the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf in Andersonville for its 106th episode! We know* the weather will be beautiful, so we've lined up Lori Rader-Day, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Scott Whitehair, Juan Martinez...  read

May 2017 Debriefing

The weather outside was not very May-like, but Tuesday Funk warmed the upstairs lounge at the Hopleaf with stories both funny and serious -- and sometimes both simultaneously. Mikki Kendall started us off by reading a portion of a new...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #105 is tonight!

Come celebrate awesomeness at Tuesday Funk tonight, spearheaded by our awesome readers Mikki Kendall, Mary Anne Mohanraj, Anne Elizabeth Moore, Shanna Shrum (filling in for Alicia Swiz, who has had to postpone due to a family emergency) and Mare Swallow!...  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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