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Meet Our Readers: Robert McDonald

            

robert.JPGRobert McDonald's prose and poetry have appeared in a wide variety of print and online journals. He lives in Andersonville, works at in independent bookstore, and blogs about poetry and other things at Lives of the Spiders. With Kathie Bergquist, he is the author of A Field Guide to Gay & Lesbian Chicago.

Please join Robert and all our wonderful readers on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Henri Harps

            

HenriHarps.jpgHenri Harps is a musician, jazz fanatic and writer, originally from Washington D.C. After spending the last 10 years brooding over the-point-of-it-all from various vantage points within the flailing cultural anomaly known as Brooklyn, NY, he has finally come to terms with his right to properly chill and behold the beauty of more affordable rent and Midwestern beer; He does this, of course, from a happy home in Chicago, where he lives with his wife, 2 dogs, cat, and guitar collection.

Please join Henri and all our wonderful readers on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Daniel Kraus

            

DanielKrausHeadshot.jpgDaniel Kraus is a Chicago-based writer, editor, and filmmaker. He is the author of The Monster Variations (New York Public Library's "100 Best Stuff for Teens"), Rotters (Odyssey Award winner, Bram Stoker Finalist), Scowler (Odyssey Award winner, Library Guild selection), and Trollhunters (co-authored with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro.) Upcoming novels include The Death and Live of Zebulon Finch, Volumes 1 and 2 (2015, 2016).

Kraus has written regularly for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Maxim, and Salon.com. He is the director of six nationally broadcast feature films, including Musician (New York Times Critics' Pick). Visit him at danielkraus.com.

Please join Daniel and all our accomplished readers on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Hallie Paladino

            

hallie.jpgHallie Palladino is one of the original founders of Tuesday Funk which she enjoyed co-hosting until 2010 when, on the verge of having a baby, she wisely passed the torch to William Shunn. A two-time graduate of the University of Chicago, Hallie enjoys contributing to academic books, journals and conferences for fun, though she's not technically an academic. On the more creative side of things, her short play Sunrise: Ardmore Beach was produced this summer as part of the Something Marvelous Festival of Magical Realism. Currently Hallie is working on a series non-fiction essays about her family.

Please join Hallie and all our stellar readers on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Ryan DiGiorgi

            

RyanD.JPGRyan DiGiorgi makes things for the internet. He spends most of his time trying to convince large companies to approve his robot jokes. He also writes fiction, co-produces the podcast Hello from the Magic Tavern, and eats at Chipotle.

Please join Ryan and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, August 4, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Norman Doucet

            

Norm Chicago 2.jpgNorman Doucet hails from the den of the southern rebellion, Charleston, South Carolina. Influenced by the duality that exists there, he made some interesting decisions, starting with attending the college--founded after a slave revolt--which also has the dubious distinction of producing the two cadets who fired the first shots of the Civil War.

An English major as an undergrad, Norm decided to join the Marine Corps. He spent almost a decade there, earning his MA in English literature in the process. He loves telling stories, especially stories about those seminal moments that explain the duality that exists in most people.

Please join Norman and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Lily Be

            

lily.JPGLily Be is a momma, a nanny, and storyteller. She's a wise Mexican badass from Humboldt Park, Chicago. You can hear her tells stories everywhere and anywhere. Lily is a Moth GrandSLAM champion and the host and producer of her own storytelling show, The Stoop. A bio does not do Lily Be justice. After listening to her stories, you should talk to her and invite her over to make tamales. Experience the magic that is Lily Be.

Please join Lily and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Eden Robins

            

Eden_Florence.jpgIn the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, a blowjob instructor, a travel writer, a pelvic model, and a Swahili teacher. She's had some short stories published in magazines like Kaleidotrope, Shimmer, and Apex, and is the founding editor of the now-defunct online journal Brain Harvest. Eden is also half of the weekly podcast Should I Worry About This? as well as your Tuesday Funk co-host, in case you hadn't noticed.

Please join Eden and all our multitasking readers on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Fred Sasaki

            

fred.jpgFred Sasaki is art director for Poetry magazine and a gallery curator for the Poetry Foundation. He also co-founded Homeroom Chicago's "School Night" info show in which artists and professionals talk about big things in slant ways in front of a drinking crowd. With his son and late father he is the author of the zine series, FRED SASAKI'S & FRED SASAKI'S FOUR-PAGER GUIDE TO: HOW TO FIX YOU.

Please join Fred and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Erin Watson

            

erin.jpgErin Watson is a Southern person living in Chicago. Her poems appear in Anthology of Chicago and in the self-published chapbooks No Experiences, Instax Winter, and Nickels. Her poetry criticism appears on the Volta Blog. She was a finalist for the 2014 Gwendolyn Brooks Open Mic Award and one of New City's best emerging poets in Chicago in 2014. She's also read poems and essays at Miss Spoken, Story Club South Side, and the Private Reading Series, among others.

Please join Erin and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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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, April 4, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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