Tuesday Funk : Participants : Page 26
            

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.

Meet Our Readers: Sara Ross Witt

            

Sara Ross Witt
Sara Ross Witt is the former co-producer and co-host of Tuesday Funk and a graduate of The New School MFA in Creative Writing program. She was raised in Ohio as a psychic by her biological mother, a detail she writes about in some of her short stories. Since leaving Ohio she has lived in New York City, Washington, D.C., and St. Louis and has pursued a very non-psychic career as a technical writer for the United States Government, which included writing for the Office of the President.

Her writing has appeared in Arch City Chronicle and Parent to Parent. For more information on Sara's thoughts on pregnancy, motherhood, and the movie Aliens, visit her site Pregphobic and Pregnant.

Sara lives with her husband, their 18-month old son, and two cats in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood.

Please join Sara 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: Robert McDonald

            

Robert McDonald
Robert McDonald's prose and poetry have appeared in a wide variety of print and online journals, including Sentence, The New York Quarterly, Columbia Poetry Review, and The Prose-Poem Project. 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 outstanding readers on Tuesday, May 7th, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older-only event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Suzanne Clores

            

Suzanne Clores
Suzanne Clores is an author of narrative nonfiction, and is working on her second book, titled Invisible: How I Came to Accept the Extraordinary. She has written for The Huffington Post, Smith, The Nervous Breakdown, Next Avenue, Natural Health, Martha Stewart Living, and Shambhala Sun, among other publications. She was once hired to write and produce a documentary for MSNBC on the neo-pagan movement, which, strangely, never aired. Her essays have run on Chicago Public Radio. She learned to take storytelling seriously both from her Italian grandfather and while working with David Isay a million years ago on several pieces for All Things Considered.

Suzanne's work often revolves around the American psycho-spiritual movement, a category into which her piece for May 7th also falls. Please join her and all our outstanding readers upstairs at Hopleaf that night at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older-only event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Jeremy Jasper

            

JJ Pic.jpg Jeremy Jasper obtained his bachelor's degree in Law Enforcement from Western Illinois in 2011 and is currently working towards his second bachelor's degree in Fiction Writing at Columbia College Chicago. His fiction has appeared in Joyland: A Hub for Short Fiction, and his non-fiction has appeared in the Atticus Review.

Please join Jeremy and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, April 2, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older-only event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Reinhardt Suarez

            

RSuarez_headshot.png When not slowly going insane, Reinhardt Suarez writes, edits, and teaches video game writing at the Loft Literary Center in downtown Minneapolis. He is also a member of the Chicago-based band The Pork Chop Express—this he does simultaneously with going insane to save time.

Most recently, Reinhardt co-authored a story with Angela Veronica Wong, illustrated by Christine Norrie, for Secret Identities Vol. 2: Shattered, an Asian-American graphic novel anthology. In late December of 2012, he released The Green Ray of the Sun, a young adult novel with an original music album composed by Wes Alexander. The bulk of his published work, however, is forever enmeshed in texts authored by other, more illustrious names. He'd like you to know that he's reasonably okay with this. Reasonably.

Keep track of his hijinks at www.theporkchopexpress.com.

Please join Reinhardt and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, April 2, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older-only event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Wesley Chu

            

Wesley-Chu-200x300.jpg Wesley Chu was born in Taiwan and immigrated to Lincoln, Nebraska, where he grew up as one of approximately five Asian kids in the state. Eventually he ended up in Chicago, where he became a kung fu master and gymnast.

A former stunt man and a member of the Screen Actors Guild, Wesley is a also a contributing writer for the magazine Famous Monsters of Filmland. Besides working as a vice president at a bank, he spends his time writing and hanging out with his wife Paula Kim and their Airedale terrier Eva.

Wesley's debut novel, The Lives of Tao, hits shelves April 30th.

Please join Wesley and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, April 2, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older-only event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Reagan Keeter

            

Reagan Keeter Reagan Keeter has a bachelor's degree in journalism and a master's in technical communication. He has been writing professionally for more than eleven years, working as an author, journalist, and technical writer. He is a member of the Chicago Writers Association and recently had short stories published in The Chicagoland Journal, Wordhaus, and Dark Dreams. Additionally, he scripted a short film that was released in 2003, and in 2006 received a grant from the DeKalb Council for the Arts to author a series of stories for children. For more information, visit his website at www.reagankeeter.com.

Please join Reagan and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, April 2, 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, August 1, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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