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Meet Our Readers: Carissa DiGiovanni

            

Carissa DiGiovanni is a third-generation Chicagoan who works in the non-profit sector. Her work has appeared in Sierra Nevada College Review, Journal of Experimental Fiction, SLAB, and Muslim, Wake Up! She graduated from the MFA program in Creative Writing at Indiana University, Bloomington. Currently, she is working on a chapbook.

Photo_on_2011-04-11_at_21.21.jpg Join us Tuesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m., at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Carissa and all of our talented readers!


Meet Our Readers: AD Jameson

            

A D Jameson is the author of two books: the prose collection Amazing Adult Fantasy (Mutable Sound, 2011), in which he tries to come to terms with having been raised on '80s pop culture, and the novel Giant Slugs (Lawrence and Gibson, 2011), an absurdist retelling of the Epic of Gilgamesh. He has taught classes at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Lake Forest College, DePaul University, Facets Multimedia, and StoryStudio Chicago. He is also the nonfiction / reviews editor of the online journal Requited. This fall, he became a PhD candidate at the University of Illinois at Chicago. In his spare time, he contributes to the group blog Big Other.

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Join us Tuesday, September 6, 7:30 p.m., at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear AD and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Edison Blake

            

Born in a tragically small town in Illinois, Edison Blake spent his earliest years larking about in a dog pen built by his doting daddy in the backyard of their tiny house. After a while, the realization that he would have to go to school if they expected him to be housebroken led to enrollment in a succession of parochial, public and private schools, none of which was able to provide a cure. Fortunately, he learned to read--even more fortunately, at a formative age, someone gave him a pencil and a few scraps of only slightly used paper. He has been, ever since, doggedly scribbling lines one word after another with the same honest terror and attention to detail that guides a tightrope artist walking the line one foot after the other.

Now, a technologist, musician and writer living in Wisconsin, he tends his own garden, and revels in the joys attendant upon being a family man. His novel, The Original Artificial Stud is available at Amazon.com and other online bookseller. His latest flash fiction pieces are currently up online at PureSlush.com. The Big Time, a raunchy little rock and roll episode, is taken from a week in the many years Edison spent playing rock and roll up and down Clark street in good ol' Chi town.

Though he is no longer a dog, and though he is, thankfully, housebroken, he is not, in any other sense, broken.

His recently completed novel, Undead Vikings in Love, will be available soon. Keep watching the skies!

Edison-Picture.jpgJoin us Tuesday, September 6th, 7:30 p.m., at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Edison read his fiction!

Meet Our Readers: Naomi Buck Palagi

            
Naomi Buck Palagi has been interested in words, sound, meaning, and dialect along with other "shaping crafts" such as woodworking, sewing and singing, since her childhood in rural Kentucky. 

She became focused on writing poetry in 2008 as an amazingly flexible vehicle for thought and communication, and since then has had work published in journals such as Spoon River Review, Otoliths, Moria, Wicked Alice, Blossombones and Blue Fifth Review.  Additionally, she has two chapbooks, Silver Roof Tantrum (dancing girl press), and Darkness in the Tent (Dusie Kollectiv 5). 

She lives in Northwest Indiana with her husband and two young children, and works days as a secretary at a college in Gary.


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Meet Our Readers: Noreen Natale

            

Noreen Natale is a fan of humor so it's fortunate that she live in Chicago and had early access to Second City.  As an undergrad, her first creative writing class was taught by John Powers, author of "Do Black Patent Leather Shoes Really Reflect Up." She continued her writing education with classes at Columbia College, a B.A. degree in Communications/Journalism from Loyola and comedy writing at Second City.

While earning a living as a marketing professional Noreen published articles and short stories in local newspapers.  One story, "The Unemployment Cure for Migraines", made it to the Wall Street Journal's Career Journal.  That article is now part of the collection titled "My Humor's Working (Even if I'm Not)."  

front_cover1.jpg "Office Footwear," an article about seeing co-worker's bare feet in the workplace, began as an experimental article on OpenSalon.com where Noreen writes under a pseudonym.

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Join us Tuesday, September 6th, 7:30 p.m., at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Noreen share her work!

Meet Our Readers: Jerry Schwartz

            

Jerry Schwartz is the author of Pixels of Young Mueller, a coming-of-age tale published in 2010 by All Things That Matter Press. The book is available at Amazon in paperback and Kindle Edition, and you can visit Jerry's website at www.itsjerryschwartz.com.

Jerry also writes, plays, sings, and produces the music of The Jerrys, a fictional band that appears in his novel. The Jerrys' new album, Let's Groove, is available on iTunes, and you can download their new single, "Bigger Than Oprah," on their website at
www.itsthejerrys.com.

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Join Tuesday Funk on August 2nd, 7:30 p.m., to hear Jerry and all of our talented readers at Hopleaf's upstairs bar!

            

Julie Rosenthal is a freelance writer in Chicago. She draws ideas for her stories from the encyclopedia articles she writes for Salem Press . Her fiction has been recognized by ChiZine and has appeared in Columbia College Chicago's 2011 Story Week Reader. More stories are forthcoming this year in A cappella Zoo , Kaleidotrope and an anthology from India-based Zubaan Books .

Julie adds: Thanks very much to Bill and Sara -- and to all of the loyal supporters of Tuesday Funk.

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Meet Our Readers: Sondra Morin

            
Sondra Morin is a small town New Englander at heart and a longtime proponent of DIY publishing and collaboration. Last year she self-released a poetry chapbook, Inviting the Expanse, under the newly conceptualized Radical Snail Press.

Her poems and short stories have appeared, or are forthcoming in: 
Curbside SplendorThe Logan Square Literary ReviewTwo With Watervis a tergo and Word on Wednesday: Anthology 7. Currently, Sondra can be found working on a collection of prose vignettes concerning cemeteries and posting to her blog: Snails Are Good For The Environment, Too.

Sondra Morin.jpgJoin Tuesday Funk on August 2nd, 7:30 p.m., to hear Sondra and all of our talented readers at Hopleaf's upstairs bar!

Meet Our Readers: Tegan Jones

            
Tegan Jones has been writing professionally for the last 5 years. Trained as a journalist, she has published articles about business trends, environmental issues, travel destinations and many other topics too boring to list here. She currently works as a Content Director at Imagination Publishing, where she dreams of hanging up her business suit and becoming a fiction writer full time. In pursuit of that dream, she's in progress with her first novel, which she hopes to unveil at this time next year.

tegan.jpgJoin Tuesday Funk on August 2nd, 7:30 p.m., to hear Tegan and all of our talented readers at Hopleaf's upstairs bar!

            
Karen Skalitzky is the author of A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People
Struggling with Homelessness (ACTA Publications, 2006). The book was inspired by the men
and women she met volunteering at Inspiration Café. An educator by trade, she works as a
reading specialist. She coaches teachers and principals in both underserved and high achieving public schools.

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