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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 has led complex editorial projects in securities law, women's history and diversity. Karen currently works in a large law firm in the area of Diversity & Inclusion. She is a single mom living on the South Side of Chicago chronicling her adventures through stories told on her back porch (or at the kitchen table when it's cold outside) that end up being heard on stages across the city.

Please join Karen and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Kat Jercich

          

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Kat Jercich is a writer and editor living in Chicago. Her writing has appeared on Rewire.News, Tenderly Magazine, Bitch, Bust, RedEye, xoJane, and the Sacramento News and Review.

Please join Kat and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Kevin Coval

          

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Kevin Coval is an award-winning poet & author of Everything Must Go: The Life & Death of an American Neighborhood, A People's History of Chicago & over ten other full-length collections, anthologies & chapbooks. He is the founding editor of The BreakBeat Poets imprint on Haymarket Books, & Artistic Director of the MacArthur Award-winning cultural organization, Young Chicago Authors, & founder of Louder Than a Bomb: The Chicago Youth Poetry Festival, the world's largest youth poetry festival, now in more than 19 cities across North America. He's got a lot of hustles. He's shared the stage with The Migos & Nelson Mandela, has published in Poetry Magazine, The Chicago Tribune & CNN.com & co-hosts the podcast, The Cornerstore, on WGN Radio, cuz he loves to listen to people tell stories. He can be found on the internets @kevincoval.

Please join Kevin and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Leland Cheuk

          

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Leland Cheuk is the author of three books of fiction, including the novels The Misadventures of Sulliver Pong and most recently, No Good Very Bad Asian, forthcoming from C&R Press in November 2019. His work has appeared in Salon, Catapult, Joyland Magazine, and Literary Hub, among other outlets. He has been awarded fellowships at The MacDowell Colony, Hawthornden Castle, Djerassi, and elsewhere. He runs the indie press 7.13 Books and lives in Brooklyn. You can follow him on Twitter @lcheuk and at lelandcheuk.com.

Please join Leland and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Marco RafalĂ 

          

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Marco RafalĂ  is a first-generation Sicilian American novelist, musician, and writer for award-winning tabletop role-playing games. He earned his MFA in Fiction from The New School and is a co-curator of the Guerrilla Lit Reading Series in New York City. Born in Middletown, Connecticut, he now lives in Brooklyn, New York. How Fires End is his debut novel.

Please join Marco and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 5, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Gint Aras

          

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Gint Aras has been trapped on planet Earth since 1973. He's the author of the novels The Fugue and Finding the Moon in Sugar, and the forthcoming memoir, Relief by Execution: A Visit to Mauthausen. He lives in Oak Park and teaches at a local community college.

Please join Gint and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Annie Logue

          

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Annie Logue has written Hedge Funds for Dummies, taught finance at UIC and the University of Guadalajara, and now works for a tech start-up. She grew up in Ohio and lives in Chicago.

Please join Annie and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Sarah Steimer

          

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Sarah Steimer is a journalist, essayist, podcast producer and yoga teacher, currently serving as editor of Marketing News magazine. Sarah originally hails from Pittsburgh and has lived in Chicago for eight years. Her writing has covered municipal politics, airlines, college mascots, cheese championships, web accessibility and more. Sarah is available for editorial consultation at Simon's Tavern.

Please join Sarah and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: F. Amanda Tugade

          

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F. Amanda Tugade is a writer, community journalist and the daughter of Filipino immigrants. Her work centers on self-love and often weaves past histories into pathways for belonging.

Please join F. Amanda and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 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.

Meet Our Readers: Scott Smith

          

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Scott Smith is a media strategist and Chicago fundamentalist. A child of the city's southeast suburbs, he's lived in Chicago proper since 1998. He lives on the South Side in Morgan Park with his wife and daughter where he hosts and produces the live lit show The Frunchroom, featuring stories of, by, and about the South Side. Follow his further musings on Twitter at @ourmaninchicago.

Please join Scott and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 1, 2019 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, December 3, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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