November 2018

Meet Our Readers: Cesar Torres

Cesar Torres is a novelist, filmmaker and fashion designer. In 2014, novel 13 Secret Cities put him on the map as a genre-defying fantasist, and its brand-new sequel 9 Lords of Night just published this September. This book series is...  read

Meet Our Readers: Connor Coyne

Connor Coyne is a writer living and working in Flint, Michigan. The first installment of his recent serial novel Urbantasm has been praised by novelist William Shunn as "a novel of wonder and horror." Coyne has also written two novels...  read

Meet Our Readers: Dayna Bateman

Dayna Bateman is an ecommerce strategist who sometimes writes for obscure trade publications like MultiChannel Merchant and Integrated Solutions for Retailers. Every once in a while she tells true stories at live lit shows around Chicago, and once took home...  read

Meet Our Readers: James Gordon

James Gordon is from the Southside of Chicago, which he still calls home. He is currently costarring in Amazon's The G as Detective Smiley and will appear in the plays Adult-ish and Behind the Scenes. James also appeared on Episode...  read

Tuesday Funk #123: December 4, 2018

The holidays are right around the corner, which means there's just one more Tuesday Funk this year. But it's a super good one! Please join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for readings by James Gordon, Dayna Bateman, Cesar...  read

Andrew's Haiku for November 2018

As fall entered its more wintry season, and as the tallies began to roll in on election night, Tuesday Funk cohost Andrew Huff shared these topical haiku. If you did not vote, you do not get to complain. You are...  read

November 2018 Debrief

The weather turned more wintry on November 6, but Tuesday Funk remained cozy in its upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, ready to hear some great live lit. Alec Nevala-Lee got the evening started with a recently published essay on how Isaac...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #122 is tonight!

To-dos for today: 1) VOTE! (Not sure where? Find your polling place here!) 2) Chill with your favorite live lit show to remember that life is more than stress and politics. (Also, we'll keep you updated on the results) We've...  read

Meet Our Readers: Britt Julious

Britt Julious is a writer and essayist for publications like the New York Times, Vogue, Bon Appetit, Esquire, ELLE, and others. She currently pens a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune. The Chicago Reader named her the Best Local Writer...  read

Meet Our Readers: Chelsea Fiddyment

Trash teen supreme. Creator and host of the monthly show UNREAL, an experimental fiction-focused open mic at Schubas Tavern. Language artist working across media to investigate the relationship between form and content. More about Chelsea Fiddyment's work, along with upcoming...  read
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