June 2024

Meet Our Readers: Edward McClelland

Edward McClelland is a contributing editor at Chicago magazine and the author of How to Speak Midwestern. He will be reading from his new book Chorus of the Union: How Abraham Lincoln and Stephen Douglas Set Aside Their Rivalry to...  read

Meet Our Readers: C. Russell Price

C. Russell Price is a Lambda Fellow, Ragdale Fellow, Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree, and a two-time Lit City Top 50 Writers of Chicago honoree. They are the author of Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of...  read

Meet Our Readers: James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of the horror thriller Bride of the Tornado, which the Chicago Tribune named as one of their "Top 10 Books of 2023." James's previous books include the sci-fi novel Dare To Know, dubbed by the...  read

Meet Our Readers: Kate Lechler

Kate Lechler is a queer writer, editor, and educator who recently moved to Chicago from the otherworldly town of Oxford, Mississippi. They have too many hobbies, among them cooking, karaoke, and foraging for mushrooms, and will talk to you at...  read

Meet Our Readers: Kathleen Rooney

Kathleen Rooney is a founding editor of Rose Metal Press, a nonprofit publisher of literary work in hybrid genres, and a founding member of Poems While You Wait, a team of poets and their typewriters who compose commissioned poetry on...  read

Tuesday Funk #149: July 2, 2024

The Fourth of July is on Thursday, so why not celebrate with live lit on Tuesday? Join us in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf for Tuesday Funk! We'll have readings by James Kennedy, Kate Lechler, Edward McClelland, C. Russell Price...  read

June 2024 Debrief

We had a standing-room-only crowd for the 148th edition of Tuesday Funk on June 4, 2024 — and no wonder, with Eden Robins making her final appearance as cohost. Plus we had a stacked lineup! Chris Sweet started us off...  read

Meet Our Readers: Chris Sweet

Chris Sweet has worked on the overnight cleanup crew at Inland Cold Storage - restacking fallen pallets of canned goods and swabbing up the pasta sauce; sold Fuller Brush door to door; sorted mail; operated an adding machine as an...  read
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