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Eight Out of 50 Ain't Bad!


NewCity's 2018 edition of the Lit 50 recently came out, and we noticed that eight past Tuesday Funk readers are on the list.

Daniel Kraus (#2)

Daniel last read in August 2015.

"I hardly ever do readings .... but last time I did it, it was fine." We'll take that endorsement!

Welcome Travelers and Leisurists


In an unexpected turn of events, Tuesday Funk landed in the pages of Travel + Leisure magazine's August issue!

If you were at our March show, you may recall a photographer in attendance, taking pictures of the readers and audience. That was in support of what we thought would be a piece on Chicago's live lit scene, but ended up just Tuesday Funk being included on a "wired/tired" style list of things Chicagoans are into and not so into -- with the show landing on the plus side, just between the selfie stick ban at Lollapalooza and birth control for rats.


Hey, weird publicity is better than no publicity, right? While we wouldn't consider ourselves in even the same category as Second City, hopefully Tuesday Funk's eclectic mix of literary genres is entertaining nonetheless.

Please join us at our next show on Sept. 1 at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St. Our guests will be Brian Heath, Amanda Buckley, Jill Howe, Paul Dailing and David Daskal, Andrew Huff and Eden Robins will be the co-hosts, and our lovely bartender Mark will be ready with beer, wine and whiskey to soothe your soul. RSVP on Facebook, and we'll see you there!

Beer pairings for tonight's reading!


Happy New Year! As if you didn't already have reason enough to show up for this evening's 53rd episode of Tuesday Funk, the Chicago Sun-Times today gives you one more.

Featured in today's Entertainment section is an article by David Hoekstra in which four of tonight's participants discuss the pieces they'll read tonight and suggest the perfect beer from Hopleaf's vast menu as accompaniment as you listen:

Chicago Sun-Times: Drink it in: Beers paired with the wisdom of Chicago authors

Be sure to check out the accompanying slideshow as well, with images of our readers and all the suggested beer labels. And we'll hope to see you tonight upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm!

Hear Bill tonight on WGN Radio


Hey, Funkers! Our co-host William Shunn will be appearing tonight with Roosevelt University's Gary K. Wolfe on "Extension 720 with Milt Rosenberg" on WGN Radio 720 AM. They'll be talking about science fiction—particularly today's release of the Library of America's new collection, American Science Fiction: Nine Classic Novels of the 1950s, which Mr. Wolfe edited.

Milt Rosenberg's show has run since 1973, during which time he's talked with an intimidating array of world leaders, prominent academics, and entertainment figures. Tonight's program airs live from 10 p.m. to midnight. You can also listen online, or a podcast of the discussion will be available in a few days. We hope you'll tune in!

(And for more information about the collection, please visit the American Science Fiction companion site, which Gary curated.)

Patricia Ann McNair on WBEZ


This morning on WBEZ, Alison Cuddy of "Eight Forty-Eight" welcomed Patricia Ann McNair as one her guests. Patty talked about her new story collection The Temple of Air. Listen at the link below...

Author Patricia McNair mines Midwestern roots for inspiration

...and then be sure to join us tonight at 7:30 pm upstairs at Hopleaf to hear her read, along with our other guests Jody Lynn Nye, Hanna Martine, John Klima, and Emile Ferris. It's free!

Tuesday Funk

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

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