Reading # 43

Video: William Shunn undertakes a sacred task

At our March Tuesday Funk reading, co-host William Shunn continued his theoretically infinite series of poems with this offering, "La Sagrada Tarea," inspired by the work of Robert A. Caro... And if you enjoyed that, you'll get another new Poem...  read

Video: Joe Weintraub charts the Cubs from home

At our March Tuesday Funk reading, the versatile Joe Weintraub pitched us this curveball, charting a Cubs pennant race from the vantage point of home... And if you enjoyed that, then by no means should you miss our next event,...  read

Video: Why Robyn Pennacchia won't swim with the dolphins

At last week's Tuesday Funk reading, Sunday Night Sex Show impresaria Robyn Pennacchia explained in no uncertain terms exactly why she won't swim with dolphins, and it went a little like this... And if you enjoyed that, then by no...  read

March debriefing

It was certainly a Super Tuesday last night at Hopleaf—a Super Tuesday Funk, that is! Your humble co-host brought you election updates throughout the evening (see the video below), but the real excitement was in seeing what surprises our five...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #43 is tonight!

What's that shimmering oasis on the horizon? Why, it's Tuesday Funk, and if you set out now you just might reach Hopleaf in time tonight for our 43rd big episode. Our remarkable lineup tonight includes John Everson, Robyn Pennacchia, Maggie...  read

Meet Our Readers: Robyn Pennacchia

Robyn Pennacchia lives and writes in a cloistered convent in Chicago's Ukranian Village. She was raised in the Swiss Alps by her gruff but kindly hermit grandfather and a goatherder named Peter until she was adopted by a rich family...  read

Meet Our Readers: Hallie Palladino

Hallie Palladino is a Chicago writer and writing instructor. Her current focus is cultural trends in parenting. She is a contributor to the forthcoming books Stay-at-Home Mothers: An International Perspective and Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood (both...  read

Meet Our Readers: John Everson

John Everson is the Bram Stoker Award-winning author of Covenant, as well as the novels Sacrifice, The 13th, Siren and The Pumpkin Man, all released in paperback from Dorchester/Leisure Books. His sixth novel, an erotic horror descent into dark desire...  read

Meet Our Readers: Maggie Kast

Maggie Kast is the author of The Crack between the Worlds: a dancer's memoir of loss, faith and family. She has published fiction in The Sun, Nimrod, Rosebud, and others, and her essays have appeared in America, Image, Writer's Chronicle...  read

Meet Our Readers: Joe Weintraub

For the past thirty-five years Joe Weintraub has been publishing a variety of fiction, essays, poetry, and translations in all sorts of literary reviews and periodicals, from The Massachusetts Review to the Chicago Reader, from Gastronomica to Modern Philology. Many...  read
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