Tuesday Funk : Participants

Meet Our Readers: Mare Swallow

            

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Mare Swallow is the former Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference. Her essays have appeared in Story Club and Hypertext magazines. She is a contributor to Pop Mythology, and she tells her stories live at events such as Tuesday Funk and The Frunchroom. She has been named to New City's Lit 50 list three times. By day, she is a public speaking coach and professional speaker. She holds an MFA in Creative Nonfiction from Goucher College. She is one-half of the all-female, all-ukulele duo The Ukeladies. She will be a panelist at the Northwestern University Summer Writers' Conference on August 10.

Please join Mare and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 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: Gina DeLuca

            

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Gina DeLuca is a comedic essayist and performer living in Chicago. Self-effacing and cynical, Gina's writing speaks to the American zeitgeist with relatability and ease. She has read her pieces at Steppenwolf Theater, iO Theater, Essay Fiesta, and other venues throughout Chicago.

Please join Gina and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 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: Kimberly Dixon-Mays

            

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Kimberly Dixon-Mays is a poet, playwright and performer. A Cave Canem, Callaloo and Ragdale fellow, her poetry has been published in journals and anthologies including Reverie, Trigger Warning, Rhino and Consequence. She also released her first poetry collection, SenseMemory, with Blue Pantry Publishers and has developed a second collection More Than a Notion: Reflections on (Black) Marriage. As a playwright, she has received readings and staged productions with organizations including Chicago Dramatists, Crossroads Theatre Company, and Plowshares Theatre Company. She was a recurring performer with the Guild Literary Complex's collaborative poetry/theater project Poetry Performance Incubator led by director Coya Paz, co-creating and appearing in its original works Tour Guides and Like Bread. She is currently a member of the Chicago Poetry Center and Chicago Danztheatre Ensemble's project Body Passages and is also a 2018-19 Chicago Dramatists Tutterow Fellow.

Please join Kimberly and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 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: Dayna Bateman

            

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Dayna Bateman is an ecommerce strategist who sometimes writes for obscure trade publications like MultiChannel Merchant and Integrated Solutions for Retailers. Once in a while she tells true stories at live lit shows around Chicago, and once took home the Loving Cup of Deathless Fucking Glory from the Write Club stage. Dayna is currently working on a memoir about growing up with her dad while he was growing up in the music industry of the 70s and 80s.

Please join Dayna and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 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: Annabel Lang

            

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Annabel Lang is a writer living in Chicago by way of the Carolinas. She is the co-producer of a variety show-slash-workshop called Junior Varsity where artists present works in progress and the hosts invite the audience to participate by providing constructive feedback. The show is free and public, located at Joie DeVine at 7:30 on the second Tuesday of every month. Junior Varsity's second anniversary show is next week and there will be cake!

Please join Annabel and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, August 7, 2018 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: Alison Thumel

            

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Alison Thumel is a Chicago-based writer. She is a graduate of the University of Chicago where she was awarded the Elsie F. Filippi Memorial Prize in Poetry. Her work has recently appeared in DIAGRAM, The Rumpus, and Salt Hill. She is the author of the chapbook life of, which won Salt Hill's Dead Lake Chapbook Contest in 2016. Her second chapbook is forthcoming from Dancing Girl Press in late 2018.

Please join Alison and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 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: Tiffany Gholar

            

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Tiffany Gholar is a lifelong resident of Chicago, Illinois. She studied art as an undergraduate at the University of Chicago and interior design at Harrington College of Design and has a masters degree in painting from Governors State University. Her work has been exhibited in several Chicago area venues, including solo exhibitions at The Harold Washington Library and the University of Illinois at Chicago, as well as in group shows at The Chicago Children's Museum and The Chicago Center for Green Technology. When she is not painting, she works as a freelance interior designer.

Please join Tiffany and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 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: Mary Winn Heider

            

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Mary Winn Heider writes for kids, but has also worked as a public radio reporter, a high school teacher, and a bartender on a train in Alaska. She has an MFA from the Vermont College of Fine Arts and teaches writing to kids in Chicago Public Schools with the theater company Barrel of Monkeys. Her debut middle grade novel, The Mortification of Fovea Munson, is on shelves now.

Please join Mary Winn and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 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: Edward McClelland

            

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Edward McClelland is the author most recently of Folktales and Legends of the Middle West. A past Tuesday Funk reader and Gapers Block contributor, he has also written for The New York Times, the Washington Post, and the Chicago Reader, where he was a staff writer. He has lived in Rogers Park since 1997, and can often be found at Sol Cafe or the Lighthouse Tavern.

Please join Ted and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 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: Siobhan Adcock

            

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Siobhan Adcock is the author of two novels: The Barter, a ghost story about motherhood published by Dutton in 2014, and The Completionist, a dystopian mystery set in Chicago, published by Simon & Schuster and named one of the Best New Books of June 2018 by The Chicago Review of Books. Her short fiction has been published in Triquarterly and The Massachusetts Review, and her essays and humor writing have appeared in Salon, The Daily Beast, and Huffington Post. As a humor writing and creative writing instructor, she has worked with veterans, maximum-security prison inmates, New Yorkers, and most chillingly of all, undergraduates. A native of beautiful Bolingbrook, Illinois, she now lives with her husband and daughter in Brooklyn.

Please join Siobhan and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, July 3, 2018 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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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, September 4, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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