Reading #106

Warm Haiku for June

At the 106th edition of Tuesday Funk on June 6, covfefe cohost Andrew Huff read a handful of his patented topical haiku. Pea tendrils each out as warmer breezes arrive. Gardens awaken. "Pollen hurts my eyes" doesn't sound very cool,...  read

June 2017 Debriefing

The weather on Tuesday was great, and so were the stories at Tuesday Funk! Juan Martinez led us off with a story from his book, Best Worst American, about the love not lost between family members. Next, Nadine Kenney Johnstone...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #106 is tonight!

Come bask in the warmth of our summery readers tonight - Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Elizabeth Gomez, Scott Whitehair, Juan Martinez, and Lori Rader-Day! The evening will be capably co-hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, as is our custom. Our...  read

Meet Our Readers: Scott Whitehair

Scott Whitehair is an international storyteller, producer, and instructor. He is the producer of long running personal narrative series This Much Is True, creator of Story Lab Chicago, which has put 450+ new tellers on stage since 2011, and director...  read

Meet Our Readers: Lori Rader-Day

Lori Rader-Day, author of The Day I Died, The Black Hour, and Little Pretty Things, is the recipient of the 2016 Mary Higgins Clark Award and the 2015 Anthony Award for Best First Novel. Lori's short fiction has appeared in...  read

Meet Our Readers: Elizabeth Gomez

Elizabeth Gomez is a comedian, writer, and a free bleeder. She performs all over the city, but you may have seen her on Check Please, which means she is Chicago famous now. She is the founding writer of Drinkers with...  read

Meet Our Readers: Nadine Kenney Johnstone

Nadine Kenney Johnstone is the author of the memoir, Of This Much I'm Sure, about her IVF challenges and the healing power of hope. Her infertility story has appeared in Cosmopolitan, Today's Parent, and Chicago Health Magazine, among others. She...  read

Meet Our Readers: Juan Martinez

Juan Martinez was born in Bucaramanga, Colombia, and has since lived in Orlando, Florida, and Las Vegas, Nevada. He now lives in Chicago. He's an assistant professor at Northwestern University. His work and has appeared in various literary journals and...  read

Tuesday Funk #106: June 6, 2017

Tuesday Funk, Chicago's favorite eclectic reading series, returns to the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf in Andersonville for its 106th episode! We know* the weather will be beautiful, so we've lined up Lori Rader-Day, Nadine Kenney Johnstone, Scott Whitehair, Juan Martinez...  read
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