Reading # 65

Video: Ryan Bartelmay's protagonist becomes a poet

On one of the coldest days of the year, Jan. 7 2014, Tuesday Funk's show still went on -- and with a full house, no less. Author Ryan Bartelmay read an excerpt from his book Onward Toward What We're Going...  read

Andrew Huff Warms January with Haiku

At the January 7 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff read his trademark topical haiku to help warm the crowd. The Polar Vortex turned Chicago into tundra. Thank you for coming. Holidays always get insane. Here's to good cheer...  read

January Debriefing

After nearly 48 hours of Arctic windchills, we certainly weren't expecting a standing-room-only event, but that was what we got! Spectacular turnout for the first Tuesday Funk of 2014, and some spectacular readers to boot. Christopher Sweet started us off...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #65 is tonight!

Don't forget--tonight is Tuesday Funk's 65th episode, featuring Kelly Swails, Christopher Sweet, Christa Desir, Jasmine Davila, and Ryan Bartelmay! Don't miss it! Unless you have the flu, in which case -- miss it! But know that we will miss you....  read

Meet Our Readers: Ryan Bartelmay

Ryan Bartelmay graduated from the University of Iowa in 1998, where he was a member of the Undergraduate Writer's Workshop, and then went on to Columbia University to receive an MFA in fiction writing in 2005. His debut novel, Onward...  read

Meet Our Readers: Jasmine Davila

Jasmine Davila started her first blog in 2000, and has been over-sharing on the internet ever since. She is a contributor for Gapers Block, the greatest Chicago-centric blog that ever blogged, and Asian pop culture blog Jasmine has read...  read

Meet Our Readers: Christa Desir

Christa Desir writes dark contemporary fiction for young adults. Her first book, Fault Line, came out this fall. Her second book, Bleed Like Me, is due out in October 2014. She lives with her husband, three small children, and overly...  read

Meet Our Readers: Christopher Sweet

Christopher Sweet worked in education for many years. He is one of those schoolers who has two advanced degrees - an MA in English and an MSJ from a now-defunct "School of Journalism." He learned to write in the Fiction...  read

Meet Our Readers: Kelly Swails

Kelly Swails is a writer and editor who pays the bills by editing an online scientific journal. Her short fiction has appeared in several anthologies including Coins of Chaos and Boondocks Fantasy. She relocated to Chicago this past summer and...  read

Tuesday Funk #65: January 7, 2014

Our next event takes place Tuesday, January 7, 2014, with readings by Ryan Bartelmay, Kelly Swails, Christa Desir, Jasmine Davila, and Christopher Sweet.  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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