Tuesday Funk : Participants : Page 19

Meet Our Readers: Sara Ross Witt

            

Sara Ross Witt as Jem.jpgSara Ross Witt is the former co-host of Tuesday Funk and a graduate of The New School MFA in Creative Writing program. Her writing has appeared in Black Market Lit, Best of Ohio Short Stories, Arch City Chronicle, and Parent to Parent. Currently, she reviews books based on their covers with a bunch of badass literary chicks who call themselves Hard Cover Lovers.

This summer, Sara will be reading from her short story collection as part of the acclaimed Shakespeare in the Park in Columbus, Ohio on August 8 and 9.

Sara lives Chicago's Uptown neighborhood with her husband Andrew Witt - bassist for the hard rock doom pop fish metal band Sea Lords - their 2 ½ year old son and two cats.

Please join Sara and all our other lords of the sea on Tuesday, June 3, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Dustin Monk

            

dustin monk bio pic.jpgDustin Monk is a graduate of Clarion Writers' Workshop. His fiction, interviews, and book reviews have appeared in Shimmer, Digital Science Fiction, Strange Horizons, and Bull Spec, among others. He blogs at www.dustinmonk.wordpress.com and you can follow him on twitter @dustinjmonk.

Please join Dustin and all our other brevity-loving readers on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Jeremy Owens

            

Jeremy.JPGJeremy Owens is the creator and producer of You're Being Ridiculous, which has a new show coming up on May 16, 23 & 30 at Mary's Attic. He has told stories with Lifeline Theatre's Filet of Solo Festival, Story Club, Guts & Glory, Solo in the 2nd City and The Paper Machete. He's a food writer for Oy Chicago and Gapers Block and wants to be Whoopi Goldberg when he grows up.

Please join Jeremy and all our other Whoopi-loving readers on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: James Finn Garner

            

31413_D26.jpgJames Finn Garner is best known as the author of the international best-seller, Politically Correct Bedtime Stories, which sold more than 2 million copies in the US and was translated into 25 languages. He has been published in Chicago Magazine, Playboy, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and TV Guide, and has been heard on NPR and the BBC. A veteran performer, he has recently read at The Paper Machete, Write Club, That's All She Wrote, Essay Fiesta and Reading Under the Influence. His current project is the seminal clown noir mystery trilogy starring Rex Koko, Private Clown: Honk Honk My Darling, Double Indignity and The Wet Nose of Danger. Babes! Bullets! Banana peels! For more dope, check out jamesfinngarner.com, pally.

Please join James and all our other wise guy readers on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Gint Aras

            

CCR Reading.jpgGint Aras (Karolis Gintaras Žukauskas) has been trapped on planet Earth since 1973. His writing has appeared in Square One, Antique Children, Criminal Class Review, The Hellgate Review, Curbside Splendor, Šiaurės Atėnai, Dialogo, The Good Men Project and other publications. He photographs Walls and Puddles, and is the author of the cult novel, Finding the Moon in Sugar. Aras earned his MFA in Writing from Columbia University, and a BA in English and American Literature from the University of Illinois. He currently lives in Oak Park, IL with his family.

Please join Gint and all our other prolific readers on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Melissa Wiley

            

tuesday funk.jpgMelissa Wiley is a freelance writer and editor seizing every opportunity to walk barefoot with half-painted toenails through airport security and stammer in pidgin tongues. Her travel writing has been anthologized in Whereabouts: Stepping Out of Place, and she is contributing editor and columnist for the online literary magazine Storyacious. You can find her go-go dancing at the occasional craft fair and trying to hula hoop at the odd surfer-space party. She can hold her breath for only 10 seconds but can float for hours.

Please join Melissa and all our other oxygen-dependent readers on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Amy Sumpter

            

Amy.180.jpgAmy Sumpter is a comedic actress who has does stand-up all over the city. She is a regular performer with The Kates and Beast Women. You can find her on Rooftop Comedy.com and she will be at Zanies in May. She is also one third of She's Crafty, Chicago's all female Beastie Boy tribute band.

Please join Amy and all our other amazing and beastly readers on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Cesar Torres

            

Photo Sep 15, 10 34 56 PM.jpgCesar Torres is the author of the 2010 short story collection The 12 Burning Wheels. His first published short story appeared in The Willows Magazine in fall of 2008. His brand new serial novel, The 13 Secret Cities, releases April 28 of this year. Cesar is also the host of The Labyrinth podcast, where he interviews authors and explores topics in writing, philosophy and publishing. He lives in New York City. For more details about The 13 Secret Cities, please visit 13secretcities.com.

Please join Cesar and all our other secret-keepers on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Brooke Wonders

            

Photo on 2013-03-02 at 14.58 BW.jpgBrooke Wonders' fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Electric Velocipede, and the Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2013, among others. Her nonfiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Brevity, The Collagist, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She reviews for American Book Review and serves as nonfiction editor at new online literary magazine The Account. She will soon be receiving her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her blog can be found at girlwonders.wordpress.com.

Please join Brooke and all our other pre-doctoral readers on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Letitia L. Moffitt

            

MoffittAuthorPhoto.jpgLetitia L. Moffitt was born and raised in Hawaii. She received a doctoral degree in English/Creative Writing from Binghamton University, and she taught creative writing at Eastern Illinois University for six years. Her works include a novel-in-stories, Sidewalk Dancing (Atticus Books, November 2013), as well as short stories, essays, and poetry published in literary journals including [PANK], HTMLGiant, Black Warrior Review, Aux Arc Review, Dos Passos Review, and many others.

Please join Letitia and all our other well-rounded readers on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, 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, May 2, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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