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Tuesday Funk #38: October 4th

            

tf-postcard-2011-10.jpg Um, should we really be in this graveyard after midnight? Did you hear something groan? What's that horde lurching out of the mist? My God, it's coming, it's Tuesday Funk! Quick, the only safe place to take cover is that upstairs bar on Clark Street! Hurry!

We've laid in a strong cache of supplies, with readings from C.P. Chang, Erin J. Shea, Liz Baudler, zombie fiction by Matt Darst, and a sci-fi baseball story from your Co-Master of Cemeteries William Shunn. And what would an October apocalypse be without dozens of varieties of cold beer to tide you over?

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, October 4, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which later this fall will feature the likes of John Klima, Hanna Martine, Matt Wood, Patricia Ann McNair, JD Adamski, and many more. You won't want to miss a single tasty morsel.

BRAAAAIIIIINNNNS.

Tuesday Funk #37: September 6th

            

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What's that boiling across the horizon with all the crackling power of late-summer thunderstorm? It's only Tuesday Funk, with a September lineup that will ionize your intellect and electrocute your emotions. For our next outing at Hopleaf, you can look forward to bottled literary lightning from the likes of Edison Blake, Carissa DiGiovanni, AD Jameson, Noreen Natale, and Naomi Buck Palagi, plus another patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and don't forget the dozens of varieties of good, cold beer!

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, September 6, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which later this fall will feature the likes of CP Chang, Hanna Martine, Patricia Ann McNair, Erin Shea Smith, Matthew Darst, Liz Baudler, and yours truly, among many others. You won't want to miss a single reading!

Tuesday Funk #36: August 2nd

            

tf-postcard-2011-08.jpg They call them the dog days of summer. But we hope it won't insult any of the dogs of your acquaintance if we tell you our August readers are no pack of dogs. Au contraire! In the spirit of the season, Tuesday Funk will bring the hottest writers in town together at Hopleaf, including Tegan Jones, Sondra Morin, Eden M. Robins, Julie Rosenthal, Jerry Schwartz and Karen Skalitzky. Good thing there's so much great beer available—dozens of varieties of it—because you'll need it to cool down before, during, and after.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which this fall will feature an amazing array of writers you won't want to miss. Ruff!

And as you await our August event, please enjoy this short preview, taken from our February reading, of the work of Eden Robins...

            

Our upcoming special edition of Tuesday Funk, the "Science Fiction Sextuple Feature," features six attendees of the inaugural Wellspring Workshop, an intensive workshop for speculative fiction novelists taking place in Lake Geneva over the course of the next week. And Wellspring would not have been possible without the hard work and commitment of organizer Bradley P. Beaulieu.

While Brad won't himself be reading at our June 21st event, he did stop by our podium in May to read an excerpt from his acclaimed debut fantasy novel, The Winds of Khalakovo. If you were there, this is what you saw and heard:

And for six more vivid imaginings of other times and places, please join us upstairs at Hopleaf in Chicago (5148 N. Clark St.) at 7:30 pm for our free reading, featuring Brenda Cooper, Sarah K. Castle, Holly McDowell, Gregory A. Wilson, Vincent Jorgensen, and Kelly Swails. (Cash-only bar. You must be 21 or over.)

Live long and prosper!

            

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Hold the hyperspatial presses! To celebrate June and July, Tuesday Funk is bringing you one out-of-this-world evening on one very special date.

Our "Science Fiction Sextuple Feature" will take place June 21st at Hopleaf Bar, and will feature science fiction and fantasy writers from Funk alum Brad Beaulieu's Wellspring Workshop. Beam on up for readings from the likes of Brenda Cooper, Sarah K. Castle, Holly McDowell, Vincent Jorgensen, Kelly Swails and Gregory A. Wilson, not to mention a Poem By Bill. And don't forget the beer—eighty varieties of it upstairs alone! We dare you to find a better selection in the solar system.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, June 21, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which in future months will feature the likes of Julie Rosenthal, Karen Skalitzky, Eden M. Robins, Jerry Schwartz, Sondra Morin, and some big, big surprises.

Tuesday Funk #34: May 3rd

            

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Ah, spring! When birds begin to sing, brooks to babble, books to flit amorously in dappled glens ... and the forecasts call for snow?! But, come sun, rain, or snow, Tuesday Funk will bring you a veritable forest of talent in May, from the likes of Paul McComas, Tim W. Brown, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Brooke Wonders, and our man in Chicago Scott Smith. Oh, and the beer, the beer—eighty varieties of it upstairs alone! It's as if the ales and the lagers were fooling around when everyone's backs were turned.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, May 3, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which in future months will feature the likes of Brenda Cooper, Sarah K. Castle, Holly McDowell, Kelly Swails, Gregory A. Wilson, Vincent Jorgensen, Eden M. Robins, Jerry Schwartz, and more. Our cup runneth over!

            
Hey, Funkers, we're delighted to welcome author and journalist Robert K. Elder to our April 5th lineup. Rob's upcoming book is It Was Over When...: True Tales of Romantic Dead Ends. He discussed his previous effort, The Film That Changed My Life: 30 Directors on Their Epiphanies in the Dark, recently on NBC's Last Call with Carson Daly:

Watch this space for more on Rob and all our upcoming readers, and be sure to join us upstairs at Hopleaf on April 5th, 7:30 pm! You'll be glad you did.

Tuesday Funk #33: April 5th

            

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Is winter really over? In Chicago it's always hard to tell. But whether or not there's still snow on the ground, we at Tuesday Funk will be bringing you a veritable spring runoff of talent in April from the likes of Robert K. Elder, Ian Belknap, J.H. Palmer, Lisa Chalem, and William Shunn. Oh, and the beer, the beer—eighty varieties of it upstairs alone! You'll want to be sure and wear your hip waders.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which in future months will feature the likes of Paul McComas, Tim W. Brown, Brooke Wonders, Scott Smith, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Eden M. Robins, Jerry Schwartz, Brenda Cooper, Sarah K. Castle, and more. Our cup runneth over!


Please note that this post has been updated to reflect a change in our lineup of readers. Robert K. Elder will appear April 5th in place of Tegan Jones, whom we hope to have back later this spring or summer.

Tuesday Funk #32: March 1st

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When March rolls in, can spring be far behind? Well ... in Chicago? Yes, yes, it can. So what can you do but march on down to Hopleaf and join Tuesday Funk in our continuing resolution to defy winter with great readers and great beers?

The February blizzard did its best to shut us down but failed, and this time around in our proud, unbroken literary tradition we'll be bringing you rabble-rousing readings from Joe Weintraub, Keith Ecker, Maggie Kast, Steven H Silver and Jenny Seay, not to mention our patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and the beer, the beer—80 varieties of it.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings, which in future months will feature the likes of Ian Belknap, Scott Smith, J.H. Palmer, Paul McComas, Lisa Chalem, Bradley P. Beaulieu, William Shunn, and more. One of us, one of us...

            

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The new year always takes a few weeks to get rolling right, right? So join Tuesday Funk in February as we celebrate 2011 with our "New Year, New Voices" edition, bringing you great debut readings from Eden Robins, Julie Rosenthal, Jerry Schwartz, Karen Skalitzky and Brooke Wonders, plus our patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and there is beer, too—80 different types of it. Resolve to be there!

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs!

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to our readings. And watch this space over the next couple of weeks for spotlight posts about our readers.

Tuesday Funk

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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, June 6, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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