Reading # 87

Halloween Haiku Treats

Co-host Andrew Huff read a fresh crop of topical haiku at the Nov. 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk. That familiar phrase, "Wait till next year," once again echoes through Wrigley. A runaway blimp held our attention as long as most...  read

November debriefing

Not to brag, but Tuesday Funk #87 was another stellar show! First up, Nick DiSabato told us why we should buy six-packs for the kitchen staff and waxed humorous on his ambivalence about camping. Then Kyle Thiessen made his Tuesday...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #87 is tonight!

Nothing spooky here, just great readers reading great stuff! Great readers like: Sarah Hollenbeck, Nick DiSabato, Kyle Thiessen, Elaine Hegwood Bowen, and former co-host William Shunn! And, of course, your favorite co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins. Our readings take...  read

Meet Our Readers: Kyle Thiessen

Kyle Thiessen emerges from creative hibernation every few years to half-ass things that could have been really good. Previous endeavors include 2011's YouTube parody—the hastily researched but marginally entertaining “Fake Month at the Museum”—as well as a short film in...  read

Meet Our Readers: Elaine Hegwood Bowen

Elaine Hegwood Bowen is a veteran journalist and native South-Sider who has covered both Chicago's urban and suburban communities. Elaine has been writing for the Chicago Crusader newspaper since 1994. In her book, Old School Adventures from Englewood--South Side of...  read

Meet Our Readers: Sarah Hollenbeck

Sarah Hollenbeck has published personal essays in Dogwood and TriQuarterly. Her essay "A Goldmine" was nominated for a Pushcart and received a Notable Mention in Best American Essays 2014. She has performed at Story Club, Guts & Glory, Essay Fiesta,...  read

Meet Our Readers: William Shunn

William Shunn is a former host and producer of Tuesday Funk. His memoir, The Accidental Terrorist: Confessions of a Reluctant Missionary, will appear from Sinister Regard Publishers on November 10th. Of the book, Cory Doctorow has said, "This just may...  read

Meet Our Readers: Nick Disabato

Nick Disabato is a designer and writer from Logan Square. He runs an interaction design consultancy called Draft, and once wrote a book called Cadence & Slang about his field. He also once stole a bottle menu from the Hopleaf...  read

Tuesday Funk #87: Nov. 3, 2015

Warm up with a cold beer and your favorite eclectic monthly reading series! Tuesday Funk returns to the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf on Tuesday, Nov. 3. Co-hosts Eden Robins and Andrew Huff welcome guests Sarah Hollenbeck, Nick Disabato, Kyle Thiessen,...  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, January 2, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.


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