December 2018 | Tuesday Funk
December 2018

No January Show -- Happy New Year!

            

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The first Tuesday of January happens to be the first of the year! And so your favorite eclectic monthly reading series will bow to the holiday and take the month off. We'll see you on Tuesday, Feb. 5 instead. Stay tuned for an announcement of our February lineup, and have a happy new year!

Haiku for a Cold December

            

Tuesday Funk cohost Andrew Huff read a few of his patented topical haiku at our December show.

Trump is "Tariff Man,"
erasing stock market gains
super-villain style.

Winter has arrived
on ragged wings: cold, spiteful,
fall warmth forgotten.

Holidays approach,
critics' best-of-the-year lists
dropping like snowflakes.

Time is relative.
Black Panther came out this year.
Feels so long ago.

December 2018 Debrief

            

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The last Tuesday Funk in 2018 was a lot like the year itself: a roller coaster of emotions. We got started with Funk founder Connor Coyne, who read an excerpt from his new book Urbantasm featuring a once-in-a-teenaged-lifetime laser show. Next, Dayna Bateman shared a touching story about her father and finding quiet places. Then Cesar Torres read a portion of one of his books, featuring a rather unusual form of artificial intelligence.

We took a break to refresh our drinks, then cohost Andrew Huff shared a few seasonal haiku, followed by an essay from Rosamund Lannin. Finally, James Gordon told a story about racism ruining a good deal.

Miss it? Video will be up soon. In the meantime, join us at the next show on Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, when we'll feature readings by Molly Dumbleton, Mike Puican, Sahar Mustafah, Jasmine Davila and our very own cohost, Eden Robins! See you there!

Meet Our Readers: Rosamund Lannin

            

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The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for over a decade. During that time, she has been published by Internet periodicals, performed stories around the city, and consumed many carne asada burritos. These days she's pretty into speculative fiction, co-hosting lady live lit show Miss Spoken, and trying to write essays that make you feel things, or at the very least laugh.

Please join Rosamund and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, December 4, 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. Please RSVP on Facebook.

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a monthly mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, March 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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