March 2018

Meet Our Readers: Ruben Quesada

Ruben Quesada has taught writing, literature, and literary translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts and at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of Next Extinct Mammal and Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda....  read

Meet Our Readers: Tracy Harford-Porter

Tracy Harford-Porter was born in Brooklyn, NY and now resides in the Chicago suburbs. She has worked for Essence Communications as a photo editor, the Harlem Children's Zone as the managing editor of Harlem Overheard, StoryCorps as a facilitator coordinator,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Nestor Gomez

Nestor Gomez was born in Guatemala and has lived in Chicago for the last 30 years. Almost 3 years ago, he told his first story as a way to get over the stuttering that had plagued his childhood, and since...  read

Meet Our Readers: Beyza Ozer

Please join Beyza and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, April 3, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.  read

Meet Our Readers: Kelly Swails

Kelly Swails is a writer, editor, and recovering clinical microbiologist. Her work has appeared in anthologies, comics, medical laboratory publications, and Shondaland. She also has two young adult novels out now, with a third appearing later this year. When she...  read

Andrew's Haiku for March

Cohost Andrew Huff read a few haiku at the March episode of Tuesday Funk. Neither snow nor rain nor dark of night will deter our president's tweets. My first phone number: 438-8873. Do you recall yours? It is hard to...  read

Tuesday Funk #115: April 3, 2018

Your favorite eclectic monthly reading series helps you get into the spring mood on Tuesday, April 3! Join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, where we'll feature Tracy Harford-Porter, Beyza Ozer, Nestor Gomez, Kelly Swails and Ruben Quesada! As...  read

March 2018 Recap

Bodies were an underlying theme in the 114th edition of Tuesday Funk on March 6. From abuse to disuse to idolization to reproduction, we heard it all in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf. Award-winning author Tony Romano started us off...  read

Tuesday Funk #114 is tonight!

March on into Hopleaf tonight (GET IT?) and check out some amazing writers! We've got one veteran and four brand new readers for you - David Daskal, Tony Romano, Sahar Mustafah, Billy Lombardo, and Ruben Quesada! Our readings take place...  read

Meet Our Readers: Billy Lombardo

Billy Lombardo is the author of three books of fiction: The Man with Two Arms, How to Hold a Woman, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, and one book of something else: Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns. He is a Nelson...  read
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