March 2020 | Tuesday Funk
March 2020
          

We're postponing our April 7 show in light of, you know, *gestures everywhere.*

We hope to be back in action very, very soon, but in the meanwhile, take care of yourselves, be kind to one another, and wash your hands! Oh, and keep an eye on this blog, Twitter, Instagram, and/or Facebook for updates.

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Tuesday Funk #138: April 7, 2020

          

With spring right around the corner, we're trying something different for the 138th edition of Tuesday Funk. We're featuring a special lineup curated by poet Hannah Gamble! Join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf on Tuesday, April 7 when we'll feature readings by Dolly Lemke, Caroline M. Watson, Melissa Blount, Himabindu Poroori and Laura Goldstein.

As always, admission to Tuesday Funk is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (tables tend to fill up fast, so don't be late!) and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please RSVP on Facebook, and while you're there, please like and follow us so you get our announcements in your news stream.

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March 2020 Debrief

          

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It was a small but attentive crowd in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf for the 137th edition of Tuesday Funk, but those who attended were rewarded with a fantastic show.

Devorah Heitner got everything started with a personal story, then Edward McClelland shared an excerpt from his upcoming book Midnight in Vehicle City, about the Flint sit-down strike against General Motors. Cohost Eden Robins filled in for a sick Stuti Sharma with an excerpt of one of her science fiction stories.

We took a break to refill our drinks, and then Tom Haley read a short story about a dystopian future, followed by a powerful poem and a story about standing up for himself and a bunch of fellow background actors from James Gordon.

I'm telling you, if you weren't there, you really missed out. But fear not, we'll be back on Tuesday, April 7 with a special lineup curated by poet Hannah Gamble! We'll be featuring readings by Dolly Lemke, Caroline M. Watson, Melissa Blount, Himabindu Poroori and Laura Goldstein. Hope to see you then!

Meet Our Readers: Edward McClelland

          

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Edward McClelland is the author most recently of Folktales and Legends of the Middle West. A past Tuesday Funk reader and Gapers Block contributor, he has also written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Reader, where he was a staff writer. He has lived in Rogers Park since 1997, and can often be found at Sol Cafe or the Lighthouse Tavern.

Please join Ted and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 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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About Us

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, May 5 T.B.A., 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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