Tuesday Funk : Reading #109

Episode #109 Debrief

            

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The weather was weirdly warm for October, and the feelings at Tuesday Funk were warm as well. Did you miss it? Well, here's what happened.

Anne Abel led us off with a personal story about depression, family and a dying pet, and Jeff Phillips followed up with a supernatural story about his dad. Then Norman Doucet explained the state of political affairs through heavy metal lyrics.

We refilled our drinks, then settled back in for the second half with a micro-essay by cohost Eden Robins about her relationship with her grandmother. Tom Haley read posts from "Steve's Cooking Blog" and Ines Bellina had us laughing and commiserating about how much the dating life -- and the expectations and advice others have for their single friends -- sucks.

We will be back for a special Andersonville Arts Week edition of Tuesday Funk on Saturday, October 14, with readings by Kellye Howard, Karen Clanton, Aaron Cynic, Benjamin Goluboff, and Paul McComas & Maya Kuper. And then we'll be back to our usual first Tuesday with a show on November 7, featuring Parneshia Jones, Henri Harps, Melody Kamali, Gint Aras and Britt Julious. Hope to see you at both shows!

            

Is it fall yet? Come bring your cozy scarves and stylish boots (and everything in between) to Hopleaf tonight and enjoy some live lit from Jeff Phillips, Anne Abel, Ines Bellina, Tom Haley, and Norman Doucet! Your humble co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins will also be there.

Our readings take place at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. We get started promptly at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. Arrive early if you want a seat -- but no earlier than 7:00 pm. Our readings are free, but only those 21 and over will be admitted. No food can be brought in from the restaurant. See you there!

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Meet Our Readers: Norman Doucet

            

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Norman Doucet hails from the den of the southern rebellion, Charleston, South Carolina. Influenced by the duality that exists there, he made some interesting decisions, starting with attending the college--founded after a slave revolt--which also has the dubious distinction of producing the two cadets who fired the first shots of the Civil War. An English major as an undergrad, Norm decided to join the Marine Corps. He spent almost a decade there, earning his MA in English literature in the process. He loves telling stories, especially stories about those seminal moments that explain the duality that exists in most people.

Please join Norman and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 3, 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: Anne Abel

            

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Anne Abel moved to Chicago from suburban Philadelphia in January 2016, for what she thought would be only four months. Anne received a Bachelor of Science from Tufts University, an MBA from The University of Chicago, and an MFA in creative non-fiction from The New School of Social Research, and has been published in The Philadelphia Daily News, Lilith, and Jewish Exponent. She recently jumped into the city's live lit scene, with performances at Story Lab, Is This A Thing?, Story Sessions, Homewood Stories, and Tenx9. Anne discovered Bruce Springsteen late in life and is trying to make up for lost time.

Please join Anne and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 3, 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: Ines Bellina

            

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Ines Bellina is a writer, translator and performer. She is the co-founder of the monthly live lit show, Is This a Thing? and has read at Story Club, Serving the Sentence, 20X2, The Marrow, Miss Spoken, Essay Fiesta, and other events around town including the Chicago Women's Funny Festival. Ines is also one of the hosts of XX,Will Travel, a podcast geared towards independent women travelers. When she's not over-scheduling herself or working on a YA novel, she sings love songs to her bulldog, Charlie.

Please join Ines and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 3, 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: Tom Haley

            

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Tom Haley is a writer and pre-amateur freestyle lap swimmer. He has published several essays, and previously worked as a writing instructor, copywriter, and book critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Time Out Chicago, the Believer and others. He is currently employed as a creative director for a Chicago marketing agency called Jellyvision, and lives in Albany Park with his girlfriend Julie and his two sons. He is working on a collection of short fiction.

Please join Tom and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 3, 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 Phillips

            

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Jeff Phillips is a washed up varsity cross country skier and storefront theatre method actor. His short fiction has appeared in Seeding Meat, This Zine Will Change Your Life, Metazen, Chicago Literati, and Literary Orphans. He is the co-founder of Zizobotchi Papers, a literary journal dedicated to the novella and a regular contributor of short stories and essays at the site Drinkers With Writing Problems. You can find him on Twitter as @TheIglooOven or at TheOtherAuthorJeffPhillips.com

Please join Jeff and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 3, 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.

Tuesday Funk #109 -- Oct. 3, 2017

            

Don't let autumn put you in a funk -- unless it's Tuesday Funk! Your favorite eclectic monthly reading series returns Tuesday, Oct. 3 to the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, featuring Ines Bellina, Norman Doucet, Tom Haley, Jeff Phillips and Anne Abel. Andrew Huff and Eden Robins cohost.

As always, admission is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (don't dawdle if you want a seat!) and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please RSVP on Facebook -- and if you haven't yet, please like our page so you get our announcements right in your stream.

Sponsored by the Chicago Review of Books.

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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, December 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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