Reading #114

Andrew's Haiku for March

Cohost Andrew Huff read a few haiku at the March episode of Tuesday Funk. Neither snow nor rain nor dark of night will deter our president's tweets. My first phone number: 438-8873. Do you recall yours? It is hard to...  read

March 2018 Recap

Bodies were an underlying theme in the 114th edition of Tuesday Funk on March 6. From abuse to disuse to idolization to reproduction, we heard it all in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf. Award-winning author Tony Romano started us off...  read

Tuesday Funk #114 is tonight!

March on into Hopleaf tonight (GET IT?) and check out some amazing writers! We've got one veteran and four brand new readers for you - David Daskal, Tony Romano, Sahar Mustafah, Billy Lombardo, and Ruben Quesada! Our readings take place...  read

Meet Our Readers: Billy Lombardo

Billy Lombardo is the author of three books of fiction: The Man with Two Arms, How to Hold a Woman, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, and one book of something else: Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns. He is a Nelson...  read

Meet Our Readers: Ruben Quesada

Ruben Quesada has taught writing, literature, and literary translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts and at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of Next Extinct Mammal and Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda....  read

Meet Our Readers: David Daskal

David Daskal is a writer, parent and jack of all careers. Now a recruiter, he has in past reincarnations been a public defender in Brooklyn, a waiter at Michael Jordan's original restaurant, the personal screener of Mayor Richard M. Daley's...  read

Meet Our Readers: Tony Romano

Tony Romano is the author of the novel, Where My Body Ends and the World Begins (Allium Press), When the World Was Young (HarperCollins) and the story collection, If You Eat, You Never Die (HarperCollins). He is also the coauthor...  read

Meet Our Readers: Sahar Mustafah

Sahar Mustafah is author of Code of the West, an award-winning short story collection. Her stories have earned a Distinguished Story citation from Best American Short Stories 2016 and two Pushcart Prize nominations, among other honors. She has served with Voices of Protest,...  read

Tuesday Funk #114: March 6, 2018

Spring comes slowly to Chicago, but it'll be warm and welcoming at the 114th episode of Tuesday Funk! Plus, there's beer! Join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for another edition of Chicago's favorite eclectic monthly reading series, where...  read
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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins, showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry, essays and performance. Join us next on Tuesday, May 7, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.


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