Tuesday Funk : Reading #120

September 2018 Debrief

            

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It was so lovely celebrating Tuesday Funk's 10th anniversary (observed) on Sept. 4. The upstairs lounge at Hopleaf was packed with live lit lovers, and the guests brought their A game. Plus, there were cookies!

Mare Swallow kicked everything off with a crushing story of a crush unrequited, then former cohost William Shunn shared poems from past Tuesday Funks and today. Juan Martinez closed out the first half with an excerpt from a novel in progress that left everyone wanting more.

We took a break to refill our glasses and eat some of those cookies, then cohost Andrew Huff read some of his topical haiku. JH Palmer read an essay about playing with gender roles as a child, and finally C. Russell Price delivered some powerful poetry.

If you missed the show, you've got two upcoming opportunities to make up for it. Tuesday Funk will be part of Lit Crawl Chicago on Saturday, September 22, at 5pm in our usual spot at Hopleaf with readings by Kimberly Dixon-Mays, Annabel Lang, Jan English Leary and Gina DeLuca. See Lit Crawl Chicago on Facebook for more info about other shows. And then we will be back to our usual schedule on Tuesday, October 2, with readings by Jenny Hatchadorian, Hannah Gamble, Dipika Mukherjee, Angel Simmons and Henri Harps. Hope to see you at one or both of those shows!

Tuesday Funk #120 is tonight!

            

Don't miss our 10th anniversary show! There will be readers - Juan Martinez, JH Palmer, C. Russell Price, William Shunn, and Mare Swallow, to be exact ! And hosts - Andrew Huff and Eden Robins! And good beer and good company, and after the show, all the mussels and frites you can stuff in your ham hole. Doors open at 7; hope to see you there!

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Meet Our Readers: C. Russell Price

            

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C. Russell Price is an Appalachian genderqueer writer originally from Virginia. They are a Lambda Fellow in Poetry, Ragdale Fellow, Literary Death Match champion, Windy City Times 30 Under 30 honoree, and a Pushcart nominee. They are the author of Tonight, We Fuck the Trailer Park Out of Each Other (Sibling Rivalry Press) and a forthcoming collection of poetry (oh, you thought this was a date?!) and essay collection (Everyone Is Doing It; They Just Aren't Telling You).

Please join C. Russell and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, September 4, 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: JH Palmer

            

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JH Palmer is a writer, performer, and post-it note artist. Her superpowers include the ability to smoke just one cigarette and not want more, communicating with small animals, and using public transportation - but not all at the same time.

Please join JH and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, September 4, 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: Juan Martinez

            

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Juan Martinez is the author of Best Worst American, a story collection published by Small Beer Press and the inaugural winner of the Neukom Institute Award for Debut Speculative Fiction. He lives in Chicago and is an assistant professor at Northwestern University. His work has appeared in many literary journals and anthologies, including Glimmer Train, McSweeney's, Huizache, Ecotone, NPR's Selected Shorts, Mississippi Review and elsewhere. Visit and say hi at fulmerford.com.

Please join Juan and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, September 4, 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: William Shunn

            

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William Shunn, a former Tuesday Funk co-host, is author of the memoir The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary, not to mention more than three dozen short stories. His poetry has appeared in Sunstone, Analog, and Asimov's, and is forthcoming in Newtown Literary. His prose writing has been shortlisted for the Hugo Award, Nebula Award, Theodore Sturgeon Memorial Award, and Association for Mormon Letters Award. He lives in exile in New York City, where he hosts and produces the Line Break Reading Series, edits the online literary journal The Piltdown Review, and occasionally tells stories on stage. When not doing that stuff, Bill enjoys sneaking onto other people's television specials.

Please join Bill and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, September 4, 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: 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.

Please join Mare and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, September 4, 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 #120: We're 10 Years Old!

            

A freak rainstorm may have scuttled our August show*, but nothing's going to stand in the way of our 10th anniversary show! (Holy crap, a decade worth of Tuesday Funk!? that's amazing!) Join us in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf on Tuesday, Sept. 4 for readings by Juan Martinez, JH Palmer, C. Russell Price, Mare Swallow and former cohost Bill Shunn!

As always, admission is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (be prompt 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 #120 - Sept. 4, 2018

* Oh, we're working to get the readers from our August episode into the calendar at upcoming shows, starting with Mare in this one. Stay tuned for more!

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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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