Tuesday Funk : Reading #119

Tuesday Funk #119 is tonight!

            

UPDATE: Hopleaf lost power due to today's freak rainstorm, and unfortunately that means we have to cancel tonight's show. We're rescheduling the readers for future episodes -- stay tuned!

Won't you join us for tonight's awesome show? We've got Mare Swallow, Dayna Bateman, Gina DeLuca, Annabel Lang and Kimberly Dixon-Mays! And of course, your favorite co-hosts, Andrew Huff and Eden Robins. Doors open at 7, hope to see you there!

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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.

Tuesday Funk #119: August 7, 2018

            

What's better on a hot August evening than a cold beer and your favorite eclectic monthly reading series? Nothing! Join us on Tuesday, August 7 in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for readings by Mare Swallow, Dayna Bateman, Gina DeLuca, Annabel Lang and Kimberly Dixon-Mays.

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 don't forget to like our page so you get our announcements right in your stream.

Sponsored by the Chicago Review of Books.

Tuesday Funk #119, August 7, 2018

July 3, 2018 Debrief

            

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Let's be honest, when we scheduled a show for the night before the Fourth of July, we were a little worried nobody would show up. But wow, so many of you did! Thanks for packing the house, Tuesday Funk fans!

Episode 118 of your favorite eclectic monthly reading series got started with a pair of short essays on Barbie and self-image by Tiffany Gholar. Alison Thumel followed her with some fantastic poetry, then Ted McClelland shared the fantastical story of the Hodag from his new book Folktales and Legends of the Middle West.

Bartender Leah refilled everyone's drinks during intermission, then cohost Eden Robins read an essay about villainy and the current state of America, which you can read on the LA Review of Books' website. Next, Siobhan Adcock read an excerpt from her new dystopian novel set in Chicago, The Completionist. Closing out the evening, Mary Winn Heider shared a portion of her own brand-new novel, The Mortification of Fovea Munson.

Wish your summer involved more live lit? You're in luck. We're going to do it again on Tuesday, August 7, with readings by Mare Swallow, Dayna Bateman, Gina DeLuca, Annabel Lang and Kimberly Dixon-Mays. Hope to see you there!

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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, October 2, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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