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Meet Our Readers: Jen Masengarb

            

jen-masengarb_blackwhite.jpgJen Masengarb teaches adults and kids about the city and its architecture at the Chicago Architecture Foundation where she writes, teaches, lectures, and designs programs. Several times a year she gets to collaborate with the brainy folks at WBEZ's Curious City to sleuth and report on listener-submitted questions about Chicago's architectural history. When she's not riding the 'L' and writing haiku that chronicle life in the city, she's plane spotting and dreaming of ways to use her passport. She'd like to hear about your favorite place for tacos.

Please join Jen and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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.

Meet Our Readers: Kevin Smokler

            

kevinsmokler.jpgKevin Smokler (@weegee) is the author of Brat Pack America: A Love Letter to 80s Teen Movies and Practical Classics: 50 Reasons to Reread 50 Books You Haven't Touched Since High School. His writing about pop culture has appeared in Salon, Buzzfeed, Vulture and on NPR. Originally from Ann Arbor, he lives in San Francisco and when in Chicago, at the Wormhole Cafe.

Please join Kevin and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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.

Meet Our Readers: K.B. Jensen

            

kbjensen.jpgK.B. Jensen is an author, journalist and ski instructor. Her first book, Painting With Fire, an artistic murder mystery, hit the bestseller list for crime novels on Amazon and has been downloaded almost 70,000 times. Her new book, A Storm of Stories, veers into more literary territory with themes of love, craziness and impossibility. K.B. grew up in Minneapolis and currently lives in Chicago with her husband, daughter and rescued border collie/lab mix. But she won't be a Midwesterner for long -- she's actually in the process of moving to Colorado. K.B. is also the founder of Indie City Writers, a writing collective on the South Side.

Please join K.B. and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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.

Meet Our Readers: Henri Harps

            

Thumbnail image for HenriHarps.jpgHenri Harps is a guitarist, writer and jazz fanatic born in Washington D.C. After spending nearly a decade navigating the flailing cultural milieu of New York City - he has finally come to terms with his right to lower blood pressure and clearer head space to pursue more varied creative endeavors. He does this from a happy home in Chicago, which he shares with his wife, menagerie of aging animals, and a continually expanding array of musical instruments.

Please join Henri and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Oct. 4, 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.

Meet Our Readers: Ryan DiGiorgi

            

RyanD.JPGRyan DiGiorgi makes video games, but he just started doing it and it still feels like a weird thing to say out loud. Maybe when the games he's been working on come out later this year as part of the Jackbox Party Pack 3, his job will seem more like a real thing. He also writes fiction, edits comedy videos, and plays a lot of video games. But now it's for research.

Please join Ryan and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Tori Szekeres

            

photo-3.JPGTori Szekeres is a writer living somewhere in Chicago's northwest suburbs. She previously read with storytelling shows such as Miss Spoken, Serving the Sentence, The Stoop and That's All She Wrote. You can see her writing on sites like Consequence of Sound, The Midwestival and Great Lakes Review. Follow her on Twitter @toriszekeres.

Please join Tori and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Gina DeLuca

            

Gina_headshot_cropped.JPGGina DeLuca is a Chicago-based writer and performer. She has read her essays at Steppenwolf, CiC, The Annoyance, and other theaters and venues around town. "Relatively Meaningless," her solo show featuring a reading of her comedic essays and stories, was recently Chicago Reader recommended. She improvises weekly at iO and CiC theaters and occasionally reads at Flat Iron Comedy and Spitballin at Quenchers Saloon.

Please join Gina and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Fred Sasaki

            

Sasaki_1kid.jpgFred Sasaki is the art director for Poetry magazine and a gallery curator for the Poetry Foundation. He is the author of Real Life Emails (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2017) and the zine series Fred Sasaki's and Fred Sasaki's Four-Pager Guide To: How to Fix You.

Please join Fred and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Virginia Bell

            

vbell.JPGVirginia Bell is the author of the poetry collection From the Belly (Sibling Rivalry Press 2012). She has been a Pushcart Prize nominee for poetry and a finalist for both the Lamar York Prize in Creative Nonfiction, sponsored by The Chattahoochee Review and the Center for Women Writers' Creative Nonfiction Contest. Her work is forthcoming in Hypertext and has appeared in Fifth Wednesday Journal, Cider Press Review, Gargoyle, Spoon River Poetry Review, Cloudbank, Poet Lore, Pebble Lake Review, Wicked Alice, and other journals and anthologies. Bell is a Senior Editor with RHINO Poetry, and an adjunct professor of English at Loyola University Chicago and DePaul University's School of Continuing and Professional Education. This fall, she is also teaching Creative Nonfiction at the Chicago High School for the Arts. She has a Ph.D. in Comparative Literature and was the recipient of a Ragdale Foundation residency in 2015.

Please join Virginia and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, September 6, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Rosamund Lannin

            

me_photo.jpgThe product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for over a decade. During that time, she has been an editor at Gapers Block (rest in power), performed stories around the city, and consumed many carne asada burritos. These days she co-hosts lady live lit show Miss Spoken, edits Story Club Magazine, and tries to write essays that make you feel things, or at the very least laugh. Join her and some great readers on the 31st at the Gallery Cabaret for Miss Spoken's August show. The theme is Road Trip.

Please join Jasmine and all our amazing readers on Thursday, August 18, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 8:15 pm as part of Lit Crawl Chicago. Come early and watch a special episode of live lit/sketch comedy show Cassandra at 7pm, and stay afterward for Quit it! Ma, They're Looking at Me! at 9:30pm!

Remember to RSVP on Facebook. 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, August 1, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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