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Meet Our Readers: Bill Breedlove

            

Bill Breedlove
Bill Breedlove is the author of the collection How to Die Well, as well as the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of the anthologies Candy in the Dumpster, Waiting for October, Like a Chinese Tattoo, Mighty Unclean, When the Night Comes Down, and Swallowed by the Cracks (with John Everson).

His work has also appeared in publications such as Chicago Tribune, InSider, The Fortune News, Restaurants & Institutions, Bluefood.cc, The Black Glove, Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science, and Playboy Online.

His stories can also be found in the books Tales of Forbidden Passion, Strange Creatures, Tails from the Pet Shop, Book of Dead Things, Cthulhu and the Coeds, and Blood and Donuts. He lives near Chicago. His website is www.curiousstories.com.

Please join Bill and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Kendra Stevens

            

Kendra Stevens is a Chicago-based writer, live-lit performer, comic, and rapper (yeah, that's right). She has performed her original work with the kates and Beast Women since their inceptions, and has also been featured at Story Club (winning Audience Favorite Story December 2012), Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Essay Fiesta, and The Funny Story Show, among others. She is also one-fourth of Chicago's All-Female Beastie Boys Tribute, She's Crafty, spitting rhymes as Ken D.

Find her online at kendrastevens.com and shescraftychi.com, and on Twitter as @kendra_stevens.

Please join Kendra and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Kendra Stevens

Meet Our Readers: Daniel Kraus

            

Daniel Kraus is Senior Editor of Booklist magazine. His debut novel, The Monster Variations, was selected for the New York Public Library's "100 Best Stuff for Teens." Fangoria called his Bram Stoker–finalist, Odyssey Award–winning second novel, Rotters, "a new horror classic."

His newest novel is the Junior Library Guild selection Scowler, and coming next year is Trollhunters, co-written with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Kraus has written regularly for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Maxim, and Salon.com.

He is the director of six feature films, including Sheriff (2006 season premiere of PBS's Emmy-winning "Independent Lens") and Musician (2007 New York Times Critics' Pick).

Please join Daniel and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Daniel Kraus

            

Heather Corallo
Heather Corallo is an actress, writer, musician, cook, and triathlete. She's also a FemCom graduate, a Kate, and a Writer Girl. You can see her work at a variety of live-lit venues—Story Club, The Kates, and now Tuesday Funk.  Her next show is You're Welcome, Chicago with the Writer Girls at MorseL in Rogers Park on June 12th at 7:30pm.  You should see it—it'll be good.

Please join Heather and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), the Phenomenal Poetic Unsub, hails from Chicago, IL. He has written four books of poetry—The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, The Mind of a Poetic Unsub, and the recently released Revenge of the Orgasm (An Erotic Autobiography). G.P.A. has won the Poetry Pentathlon, the Black Essence Award, and the Moth Storytelling Championship. He is also the host of Poetry's Love Letter, an open mic on every second Friday at Let Them Eat Chocolate in nearby Bowmanville.

G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)

Please join G.P.A. and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Darwyn Jones

            

Darwyn Jones
Darwyn Jones's fiction has appeared in Hypertext Magazine, Windy City Times, Hair Trigger, SIN: A Deadly Anthology, and Grimm and Grimmer: Dark Tales for Dark Times. His more blurby writings have found their way into Chicago's entertainment website Metromix.com and the Not for Tourists Guide to Chicago.

He's a company member of the storytelling series 2nd Story and frequently reads at Reading Under the Influence (RUI). He often tells stories about his own family. They know this. They don't like it.

Please join Darwyn and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Mare Swallow

            

Mare Swallow is the Founder and Executive Director of the Chicago Writers Conference, as well as a professional public speaker and public speaking coach. She's the author of "25 Ways to Engage Your Audience," and is currently writing a book that aims to help liberal arts majors get jobs after college.

Please join Mare and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Mare Swallow

            

In 2001, Lawrence Santoro's novella "God Screamed and Screamed, Then I Ate Him" was nominated for a Bram Stoker Award by the Horror Writers Association. In 2002, his adaptation and audio production of Gene Wolfe's "The Tree Is My Hat," was also Stoker nominated.

Lawrence Santoro
In 2003, his Stoker-recommended "Catching" received Honorable Mention in Ellen Datlow's seventeenth annual Year's Best Fantasy & Horror anthology. In 2004, "So Many Tiny Mouths" was cited in the anthology's eighteenth edition. In the the twentieth, his novella "At Angels Sixteen," from the anthology A Dark and Deadly Valley, was similarly honored.

Larry's first novel, Just North of Nowhere, was published in 2007. A collection of his short fiction, Drink for the Thirst to Come, was published in December 2011. Before all that, Larry spent thirty years as a director, producer and actor in theater and television.

Since its inaugural show in January, 2012, Larry has been the host of the weekly horror podcast, Tales to Terrify, the sister show to the Hugo Award-winning StarShipSofa.

He lives in Chicago and is at work on two new novels, Griffon and the Sky Warriors and A Mississippi Traveler, or Sam Clemens Tries the Water. Stop by his blog, At Home in Bluffton.

Please join Larry and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

Mary Beth Hoerner
Mary Beth Hoerner is a Chicago playwright and fiction writer. Her play Atomic Honeymoon was performed at the CORNservatory, she is a network playwright at Chicago Dramatists, and she was the recipient of a Ragdale residency in playwriting. Her short fiction has appeared in Hair Trigger and Hypertext, and her memoir "Night Games" appears in the anthology Cubbie Blues: 100 Years of Waiting Till Next Year. She co-hosts The Chicago Way literary reading series and is a board member of 2nd Story. Her education includes an M.A. in English from the University of Illinois and an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Columbia College Chicago.

Please join Mary Beth and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, May 7th, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older-only event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Dion Walton

            

Dion Walton
Originally a theater performer for 25 years, Dion Walton has been writing for the past ten. He's a published writer (Our Legacies: Writings from Chicago's Older Gay Men), a singer, and an artist who has presented work in galleries in the Chicago area.

At present he is writing his autobiography, The Happening, and also writing and performing with The Goodman Theater. Follow him on Facebook at his page "Where is Dion Now?"

Please join Dion and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, May 7th, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older-only 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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