Reading # 77 | Tuesday Funk
Reading # 77

'Tis the Season for Haiku

The new year brought a new crop of haiku from co-host Andrew Huff! The set he read at the Jan. 6th edition of Tuesday Funk got away from topicality and went in a more conceptual direction. It is a known...  read

February debriefing

With only our collective body heat (and the Hopleaf HVAC system) to warm us, we embarked on a wintry evening of literary delights at Tuesday Funk #77! Kelly Swails left us wanting more with a tense story about trying to...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #77 is tonight!

You know what they say about Chicago: We've got two seasons... football and sausage. Wait. Is that right? It's going to be cold tonight, but we'll warm you up right good at Tuesday Funk #77! Come see local hotshots James...  read

Meet Our Readers: Erin Shea

Erin Shea is a writer and editor. Her work has been noted in a number of publications, including Good Morning America, The Wall Street Journal, Self, the New York Times, O, The Oprah Magazine, and she's published in the Huffington...  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

Meet Our Readers: John Rich

John Rich is a writer, performer, teacher, and arts administrator. He is currently the Director of the Guild Literary Complex, a cross-cultural presenting organization in Chicago, and was the founder of the Chicago Book Expo. He earned an MFA in...  read

Meet Our Readers: James Kennedy

James Kennedy is the author of The Order of Odd-Fish, a young adult fantasy that was named one of the Smithsonian's Notable Books for Children. Booklist praised Odd-Fish as "hilarious" and Time Out Chicago described it as "a work of...  read

Meet Our Readers: Christopher Sweet

Christopher Sweet spent virtually his entire working life cunningly disguised as a high school English teacher in the Chicago suburbs. He blogs irregularly at Chicago Now, "Truth and Absurdity Spotting in Chicago," under his boyhood nickname, Kit. Please join Christopher...  read

Tuesday Funk #77: Jan. 6, 2015

Winter's chill will not stop the funk! Tuesday Funk, Chicago's eclectic monthly reading series, returns in January with guests James Kennedy, Kelly Swails, John Rich, Erin Shea Smith and Christopher Sweet. The reading gets underway on Tuesday, Jan. 6, 2014,...  read
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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, July 7 T.B.A., 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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