Tuesday Funk : Participants : Page 3

Meet Our Readers: Dmitry Samarov

            

sp16.jpgDmitry Samarov was born in Moscow, USSR in 1970. He immigrated to the US with his family in 1978. He got in trouble in 1st grade for doodling on his Lenin Red Star pin and hasn't stopped doodling since. After a false start at Parsons School of Design in New York, he graduated with a BFA in painting and printmaking from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 1993. Upon graduation he promptly began driving a cab--first in Boston, then after a time, in Chicago--which eventually led to the publication of his illustrated work memoir Hack: Stories from a Chicago Cab (University of Chicago Press, 2011) and Where To? A Hack Memoir (Curbside Splendor, 2014). He has exhibited his work in all manner of bars, coffeeshops, libraries, and even the odd gallery (when he's really hard up ). He paints and writes in Chicago, Illinois. He no longer drives a cab.

Please join Dmitry and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Cameron McGill

            

CameronB&W.jpgCameron McGill is a second-year MFA candidate in poetry at the University of Idaho and the poetry editor of the journal Fugue. He is originally from Champaign, IL, though he spent many years working as a musician in Chicago. He received his BA in Political Science from the University of Illinois. His poems have appeared or are forthcoming in Poetry East, Measure, Split-Lip, Aesthetica and Grist, where his work was recently selected as runner-up in the 2016 ProForma contest.

Please join Cameron and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, January 3, 2017 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: William Shunn

            

shunn-jokercolors.jpgWilliam Shunn is a Hugo and Nebula Award nominated writer who has lived in every time zone in the continental United States. His memoir, The Accidental Terrorist, was shortlisted this year for the Association for Mormon Letters Award--despite the stance it takes on the LDS faith. His storytelling has been featured at the legendary Throckmorton Theater in California, at Up Comedy Club in Chicago, and at The PIT Main Stage in New York City. A former host of Tuesday Funk, he currently hosts and produces the quarterly Line Break reading series in Queens, which will become monthly starting in February. He regularly accepts monetary payments from a giant corporate interest. Visit him online at shunn.net or @shunn.

Please join William and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Connor Coyne

            

author photo.jpgConnor Coyne is a novelist living and working in Flint, Michigan. He has published two novels - Hungry Rats and Shattering Glass - as well as a short story collection entitled Atlas, and his work has been included on Vox.com, Beltmag, the Santa Clara Review and many others. He is the cofounder of the Gothic Funk Nation, director of Gothic Funk Press, and was a recipient of the 2013 Our Town Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. You can find him at connorcoyne.com.

Please join Connor and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Sara Ross Witt

            

SaraWitt.jpgSara Ross Witt is a former co-host of Tuesday Funk and a graduate of The New School MFA in Creative Writing program. Her writing has appeared in Arch City Chronicle, Parent to Parent, Black Market Lit, and Best of Ohio Short Stories volumes 1 and 2. Sara lives in Ravenswood with her husband Andrew Witt - bassist for the metal band Sea Lords - and their two sons. She often writes about Ohio, magic, and family, and she loves whiskey.

Please join Sara and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Reinhardt Suarez

            

Reinhardt.pngIn 2008, a crack commando unit embarked on a cockamamie plan to hold literary readings in somewhat questionable venues. One of these stalwart souls promptly (well, after two or so years) escaped from a maximum security stockade (an apartment with way too many coats of white paint) and fled into the Minneapolis underground. Today, still wanted by a number of municipal tax authorities, he survives as a soldier of fortune...cookies (but only when they contain real fortunes, not this "words of wisdom" bullshit). If you have a problem, if no one else can help, you're still better off looking elsewhere. But if you're really, really desperate, not overly concerned about quality, and if you can find him (he's usually the Asian dude in the room), maybe you can hire...Reinhardt Suarez.

Please join Reinhardt and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Hallie Paladino

            

Hallie.jpgHallie Palladino is an essayist, dramatist and an original founder of Tuesday Funk. In 2008 Connor Coyne enlisted her along with Reinhart Suarez to produce a reading series as part of his Gothic Funk Nation arts collective. Hallie's plays include Infatuation which was workshopped by the Dandelion Theater this fall, Missed Connections, and Sunrise: Ardmore Beach. Her essay "Gather the Stars" appears in The Point, and her essay "Tending Imaginary Sheep" will appear in Thread this coming year.

Please join Hallie and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, December 6, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Coya Paz

            

Thumbnail image for Coya-13.jpgCoya Paz is a writer, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and the United States. She is the artistic director of Free Street Theater, a cofounder of the Proyecto Latina collective, and served as the founding co-Artistic Director of Teatro Luna for nine years. Coya is an associate professor in The Theatre School at DePaul University and holds a PhD in Performance Studies from Northwestern University. She is a regular commentator on race, politics, and pop culture for Vocalo.org. Her latest performance project, 100 Hauntings, is running at Free Street Theater through December 2nd. Above all, she believes in the power of poetry and performance to build community towards social change. Visit her on the web at coyapaz.com

Please join Coya and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Cesar Torres

            

cesar_torres.jpgCesar Torres is the author of the 2014 supernatural thriller 13 Secret Cities, as well as the erotic LGBTQ book series How to Kill a Superhero, which he writes under the pseudonym Pablo Greene. Cesar's books cut across the genres of fantasy, sci fi and suspense, and his characters explore isolation, loss, and their elusive quests for consciousness. Cesar attended the Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University, where he currently serves as an adjunct professor in their graduate program. Cesar's next novel, 9 Lords of Night, a new crime thriller set in Chicago and New York City, is scheduled to release in 2017. Gold, the fourth book in the How to Kill a Superhero book series, will also launch next year. Cesar publishes all his novels through his company Solar Six, which also features two clothing lines, a podcast, and an upcoming series of short documentaries.

Please join Cesar and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Megan Stielstra

            

Stielstra - close.jpgMegan Stielstra is the author of Once I Was Cool and Everyone Remain Calm. Her work appears in the Best American Essays, New York Times, Guernica, the Rumpus, and on National Public Radio, and she performs regularly for the 2nd Story storytelling series and The Paper Machete live news magazine at The Green Mill. Her next collection, The Wrong Way To Save Your Life, is forthcoming summer 2017 from Harper Perennial.

Please join Megan and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 2016 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

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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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