Reading # 82

July Debriefing

Wow, what a show. Not much more to say than that. Seeya next month! I kid, I kid. The night started off strong with Lily Be's telling of how our stories - particularly those of people of color - can...  read

June Haiku: Fury Road

The new film Mad Max: Fury Road inspired co-host Andrew Huff's topical haiku for the June 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk. The Blackhawks came through and won game seven last week. Ducks scatter on ice. Meanwhile, Riot Fest shared its...  read

June debriefing

It was a star-studded cast at this month's Tuesday Funk, and we tried to restrain ourselves from asking for autographs. Emily Nordling set the scene with an excerpt from her historical novel about a mysterious photograph. Next up, Mary Lorenz...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #82 is tonight!

What better way to spend a brisk, autumnal June evening than checking out some great live lit! We have a hell of a lineup for you tonight - Emily Nordling, Hannah Gamble, Christa Desir, Mary Lorenz, and K.B. Jensen, PLUS...  read

Meet Our Readers: Christa Desir

Christa Desir writes contemporary fiction for young adults. Her novels include Fault Line and Bleed Like Me and the forthcoming Other Broken Things and Love Blind. She lives with her husband, three children, and overly-enthusiastic dog outside of Chicago. She...  read

Meet Our Readers: Mary Lorenz

Mary Lorenz writes stories for your enjoyment and her desperate need for attention. By day, she works in public relations as a corporate communications manager, which means...her guess is as good as yours. Mary has performed at Story Club, Essay...  read

Meet Our Readers: Emily Nordling

Emily Nordling likes history, revolution, and magic (in pretty much any combination). She writes speculative fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, and is a blogger for She received her MA in the Humanities at the University of Chicago, where she recently...  read

Meet Our Readers: K.B. Jensen

K.B. Jensen is an author and journalist. Painting With Fire, an artistic murder mystery, was her debut novel last year and has been a bestseller on Amazon. She is currently finishing a second book, tentatively titled A Storm of Stories,...  read

Meet Our Readers: Hannah Gamble

Hannah Gamble is the 2015 winner of the Neil Postman award for metaphor from Rattle magazine. She will be giving talks this summer at the Chicago Art Institute and the 2015 Printer's Ball, and will have new poems out in...  read

Tuesday Funk #82: June 2, 2015

Tuesday Funk gives a warm June welcome to guests Emily Nordling, Hannah Gamble, Christa Desir, Mary Lorenz and Kirsten Jensen for your favorite eclectic monthly reading series. Join us Tuesday, June 2 in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N....  read
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About Us

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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