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Our next event takes place Tuesday, October 11, 2022, and will include readings from William Harold Holbrook, Andrew Huff, Eden Robins, Robbie Q. Telfer, and Anne K. Yoder. Please join us! The fun gets underway at 7:30 p.m. at Nighthawk Chicago, 4744 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL 60625.

Quarantuesday Funk #141: Sept. 1, 2020

          

Your favorite eclectic monthly reading series helps you ease into autumn with its next show on Tuesday, Sept. 1! Join us "live" on the Tuesday Funk YouTube channel: youtube.com/TuesdayFunk for readings by Kathleen Rooney, Veronica Arreola, Rayshauna Gray, Keidra Chaney and Maggie Kast. The show will start at 7:30pm, just like we do at the Hopleaf, but you can bring your under-21 friends!

RSVP on Facebook, and hope to see you there! (In the live chat, anyway.)

Tuesday Funk #141 - Sept. 1, 2020

August 2020 Debrief

          

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The August "Quarantuesday Funk" went very well. Tracy Harford-Porter kicked things off with an excerpt of a novel she's been working on, then Kyle Thiessen read a portion of a fake novelization of a movie that doesn't exist. Next, Erin Watson shared several poems.

We took a moment to collect ourselves, then Jocelyn Geboy read an essay about death, grief and community. Last but not least, Norman Doucet talked about George Floyd, systemic racism and racial identity.

It was a classic Tuesday Funk show, funny, strange, poignant and serious in turns. The only difference being it was on YouTube Live. If you missed it, you can still watch the episode in full below, or hop over to YouTube to peep at the chat.

We hope you'll join us for the next edition of Tuesday Funk on Tuesday, Sept. 1 at 7:30pm, once again on YouTube Live. We'll be featuring readings by Maggie Kast, Kathleen Rooney, Veronica Arreola, Keidra Chaney and Rayshauna Gray. Hope to see you there!

Meet Our Readers: Jocelyn Geboy

          

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Jocelyn Geboy is a freelance writer and performer living in Albany Park. She's currently working for the U.S. Census -- so make sure you get your stats in! 2020 has been a LOT, so she is trying to maintain balance between existential ennui, denial, and time to produce/create. She's the creator of CHIRP Radio's story series The First Time and is looking forward to the day when she can make more of her imaginings come to fruition. You can currently find her at threeleftproductions.com, and all over the web @smussyolay.


Please join Jocelyn and our other fantastic readers on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/TuesdayFunk! Cohosts Eden Robins and Andrew Huff and at least some of the readers will be on live chat during the show. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Kyle Thiessen

          

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Kyle Thiessen emerges from creative hibernation every seven to twelve years, but is endeavoring to increase that frequency. Previous efforts include 2011's hastily-produced YouTube parody "Fake Month at the Museum," as well as a short film in 1999 that granted an invitation to the Golden Globe awards, where he peed next to John Lithgow. In addition to YouTubing and peeing, Kyle has spent his adult life as a caricature artist, an IMAX projectionist, and a corporate Powerpoint designer for a multinational conglomerate of high tech weapons systems- and golf cart-manufacturers. Until he fills the hole in his resume where "zamboni driver" should be, he'll be hard at work on the perfect Die Hard screenplay and occasionally tweeting @lazycartoonist.

Please join Kyle and our other fantastic readers on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/TuesdayFunk! Cohosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins and at least some of the readers will be on live chat during the show. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Norman Doucet

          

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Norman Doucet -- Black Lives Matter.

Please join Norm and our other fantastic readers on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/TuesdayFunk! Cohosts Eden Robins and Andrew Huff and at least some of the readers will be on live chat during the show. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Erin Watson

          

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Erin Watson is a Southern person living in Chicago. Her poems have appeared in the chapbooks Breathtaken and No Experiences and in Entropy Magazine. When it's not a pandemic out, Erin cohosts Other People's Poems at Uncharted Books, as well as the Basement Life reading series in Avondale. When it is a pandemic out, she enjoys the company of her dog Basil, her day job with the food bank, and her record collection. Erin also makes zines that you can find at Quimby's, Uncharted, or online.

Please join Erin and our other fantastic readers on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/TuesdayFunk! Cohosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins and at least some of the readers will be on live chat during the show. Please RSVP on Facebook.

          

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, and Goldman Sachs as a long-term administrative temp/secret ethnographer. Tracy is a 2008 graduate of Clarion West and proud alum of Columbia University School of General Studies, majoring in anthropology. She has been home for 135 days and is FEELING IT. You can find her on social media @HarfordTracy if you want to find out where her slush submissions end up.

Please join Tracy and our other fantastic readers on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/TuesdayFunk! Cohosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins and at least some of the readers will be on live chat during the show. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Quarantuesday Funk #140: Aug. 4

          

It's nice and hot in Chicago, so we hope you have air conditioning -- or at least a nice cold drink -- for when Tuesday Funk does its next pre-recorded YouTube Live show on Tuesday, Aug. 4 at 7:30pm on our YouTube channel: youtube.com/TuesdayFunk!

Please join us for readings by Kyle Thiessen, Erin Watson, Jocelyn Geboy, Norman Doucet and Tracy Harford-Porter. Cohosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins and at least some of the readers will be on live chat during the show. Hope to see you there, too! RSVP on Facebook.

Tuesday Funk #140 - Aug. 4, 2020

July 2020 Debrief

          

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The second-ever "Quarantuesday Funk" on YouTube Live went very well, and featured some fantastic stories and essays. Lily Be got us started with a story about bearded dragons and honesty. Next, Rosamund Lannin shared an essay about the myths and realities of being a city kid, then Stuart M. Ross recited a poem called "The Smile of the Good Jewish Man."

After a brief break, Mikki Kendall shared an essay from her new book, Hood Feminism, and Daniel Kraus read an excerpt from his new novel, The Living Dead, co-authored with George A. Romero.

If you missed it live on July 7, that's OK — you can still watch it below or on our channel. And please join us for our next show — also on YouTube Live — on Tuesday, Aug. 4, when we'll feature readings by Tracy Harford-Porter, Norman Doucet, Jocelyn Geboy, Kyle Thiessen, and Erin Watson. Hope to see you in the chat!

Meet Our Readers: Daniel Kraus

          

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Daniel Kraus is a New York Times bestselling author. With Guillermo del Toro, he co-authored The Shape of Water, based on the same idea the two created for the Oscar-winning film. Also with del Toro, Kraus co-authored Trollhunters, which was adapted into the Emmy-winning Netflix series. Kraus's The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch was named one of Entertainment Weekly's Top 10 Books of the Year, and he has won two Odyssey Awards (for both Rotters and Scowler) and has been a Library Guild selection, YALSA Best Fiction for Young Adults, Bram Stoker finalist, and more.

Coming soon is The Living Dead, a posthumous collaboration with legendary filmmaker George A. Romero, and his first middle-grade novel, They Threw Us Away. Kraus's work has been translated into over 25 languages. He lives with his wife in Chicago. Visit him at danielkraus.com.

Please join Daniel and our other fantastic readers on Tuesday, July 7 at 7:30pm on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/TuesdayFunk! Cohosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins and at least some of the readers will be on live chat during the show. Please RSVP on Facebook.

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Tuesday Funk

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, October 11, 7:30 p.m. at Nighthawk Chicago, 4744 N. Kimball Ave., Chicago, IL 60625. Admission is free.

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