Reading # 97

September Debriefing

The 97th edition of Tuesday Funk happened on a hot September night, but the readings were downright cool. Poet Virginia Bell read an excerpt of her memoir in progress about her relationship with her father. Ryan DiGiorgi followed with a...  read

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #97 is tonight!

While you're still busy metabolizing all that BBQ you ate on Labor Day, come see some great live lit! We've got the likes of Virginia Bell, Fred Sasaki, Ryan DiGiorgi, Gina DeLuca, and Toni Szekeres! Our readings take place at...  read

Meet Our Readers: Ryan DiGiorgi

Ryan DiGiorgi makes video games, but he just started doing it and it still feels like a weird thing to say out loud. Maybe when the games he's been working on come out later this year as part of the...  read

Meet Our Readers: Tori Szekeres

Tori Szekeres is a writer living somewhere in Chicago's northwest suburbs. She previously read with storytelling shows such as Miss Spoken, Serving the Sentence, The Stoop and That's All She Wrote. You can see her writing on sites like Consequence...  read

Meet Our Readers: Gina DeLuca

Gina DeLuca is a Chicago-based writer and performer. She has read her essays at Steppenwolf, CiC, The Annoyance, and other theaters and venues around town. "Relatively Meaningless," her solo show featuring a reading of her comedic essays and stories, was...  read

Meet Our Readers: Fred Sasaki

Fred Sasaki is the art director for Poetry magazine and a gallery curator for the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of Real Life Emails (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2017) and the zine series Fred Sasaki's and Fred Sasaki's Four-Pager Guide...  read

Meet Our Readers: Virginia Bell

Virginia Bell is the author of the poetry collection From the Belly (Sibling Rivalry Press 2012). She has been a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry and a finalist for both the Lamar York Prize in Creative Nonfiction, sponsored by The...  read

Tuesday Funk #97 -- Sept. 6, 2016

Your favorite eclectic monthly reading series, Tuesday Funk, returns to the upstairs bar at Hopleaf Sept. 6! Join us for readings by Virginia Bell, Fred Sasaki, Ryan DiGiorgi, Gina DeLuca and Tori Szekeres! Eden Robins co-hosts with special guest host...  read
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