Tuesday Funk : Participants

Meet Our Readers: Henri Harps

            

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Henri Harps is a guitarist, writer and jazz fanatic born in Washington D.C. After spending nearly a decade navigating the flailing cultural milieu of New York City, he now happily calls Chicago home. He does this along with his wife, menagerie of aging animals, and a continually expanding array of musical instruments.

Please join Henri and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Gint Aras

            

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Gint Aras has been trapped on planet Earth since 1973. His prose and translations have appeared in such places as Quarterly West, St. Petersburg Review, ReImagine, STIR Journal, Antique Children, The Good Men Project and other publications. His novel, The Fugue, was a finalist for the 2016 Chicago Writers Association's Book of the Year Award. He lives in Oak Park with his family.

Please join Gint and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Parneshia Jones

            

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Parneshia Jones is the author of Vessel: Poems (Milkweed Editions), winner of the Midwest Book Award and an Oprah.com pick for 12 Poetry Books to Savor. After studying creative writing at Chicago State University, earning an MFA from Spalding University, and studying publishing at Yale University, Jones has been honored with the Gwendolyn Brooks Poetry Award, the Margaret Walker Short Story Award, and the Aquarius Press Legacy Award. Named one of the "25 Writers to Watch" by the Guild Complex and one of "Lit 50: Who Really Books in Chicago" by Newcity Magazine, her work has been anthologized in She Walks in Beauty: A Woman's Journey Through Poems, and The Ringing Ear: Black Poets Lean South, and featured on PBS Newshour, the Academy of American Poets, espnW, and Poets and Writers Live. She currently serves as the Poetry Editor for Northwestern University Press/TriQuarterly Books. In addition to her editorial duties, Jones holds the position Sales and Community Outreach Manager, working with communities across the globe on literature focused in the humanities.

Please join Parneshia and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Britt Julious

            

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Britt Julious is a writer born and bred in Chicago. She currently pens a weekly column for the Chicago Tribune and previously edited for Vice. She's written feature profiles and personal essays for the New York Times, Rolling Stone, GQ, Esquire, ELLE, Pitchfork, and many other outlets. She's currently at work on a collection of essays about overcoming trauma.

Please join Britt and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Jeff Ruby

            

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Jeff Ruby is the chief dining critic of Chicago magazine. He is the author of the middle-grade novel Penelope March Is Melting, which comes out on November 14th, and coauthor of Everybody Loves Pizza: The Deep Dish on America's Favorite Food. Ruby has also played college basketball in Ireland, assisted in an autopsy, and sumo wrestled in front of 20,000 people in New Jersey. He lives in Chicago with his wife and three children.

Please join Jeff and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Aaron Cynic

            

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Aaron Cynic is an independent journalist and photographer based in Chicago. His interest in the tapestry of politics and media began in the '90s when he stumbled into a table of zines at a punk show at the Fireside Bowl. Since then, he's written and photographed for numerous publications, zines, books and websites. He's a regular contributor to Chicagoist, a co-founder of Visu.News, and his work has also appeared in Progress Illinois, Alternet, Truthout, In These Times, The Daily Line, The Huffington Post, Shareable and more.

Please join Aaron and our other amazing readers on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 2:30 pm, and the show starts at 3. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

            

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Maya Kuper and Paul McComas explore the intersection between performing arts, and progressive outreach & healing. As the Dayna Clay Project, Maya & Paul raise awareness and funds for The Kennedy Forum's suicide-prevention and mental-health leadership initiatives, and for RAINN (the Rape, Abuse & Incest National Network) -- the nation's largest anti-sexual-violence organization. Join Maya & Paul at City Winery Chicago at 1 pm on Sunday, Oct. 22 for a special book and album release performance of their alt-rock musical UNPLUGGED: A Survivor's Story in Scenes & Songs. Learn more at UnpluggedTheMusical.com.

Please join Maya and Paul and our other amazing readers on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 2:30 pm, and the show starts at 3. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Karen Clanton

            

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Karen Clanton is an attorney whose law degree did not stifle the English major lurking within. She has forged a career as a writer in the legal profession, where she develops internal communications strategy for a major law firm. Karen served as the reporter for an American Bar Association (ABA) Commission examining diversity and has led editorial projects for both the ABA and the Chicago Bar Association. She is a single mom living on the South Side of Chicago chronicling her adventures through stories that can be heard at open mics on the city's live lit scene.

Please join Karen and our other amazing readers on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 2:30 pm, and the show starts at 3. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Benjamin Goluboff

            

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Benjamin Goluboff teaches English at Lake Forest College. In addition to some scholarly publications, he has placed imaginative work -- poetry, fiction, and essays -- in many small-press journals, recently Unbroken, Bird's Thumb, and War Literature and the Arts. His collection Ho Chi Minh: A Speculative Life in Verse, and Other Poems is forthcoming from Urban Farmhouse Press this year. Some of his work can be read at www.lakeforest.edu/academics/faculty/goluboff/.

Please join Benjamin and our other amazing readers on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 2:30 pm, and the show starts at 3. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Kellye Howard

            

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Kellye Howard is a writer, speaker, actress, and stand up comedian who has been featured on Comedy Central, TBS, NBC, FOX, WGN, and many more. She also currently performs improv with Second City every Saturday night in the Blackout Cabaret.

Please join Kellye and our other amazing readers on Saturday, October 14, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 2:30 pm, and the show starts at 3. It's free, and 21-and-over. 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, December 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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