Holy standing room only, Batman! This was a popular show... and for good reason! Clayton Smith started us off strong with an excerpt from his new novel Anomaly Flats, about adventure and fantastical... anomalies in rural Missouri. Next up was Gint Aras, reading from his new novel The Fugue, about secrets, neighborliness, and the displacement that comes with immigration. And Britt Julious ended the first half with a powerful essay about the fears and bodily perils of traveling around Chicago as a woman.
We swarmed Jason for drinks, and he responded admirably.
After intermission, Bill Savage read an essay about why we should stop using the classist and divisive term "dive bars," and James Gordon (aka G.P.A.) wrapped up the evening with a true story about a frightening run-in with gun violence as a young man.
It was really a stellar show, and if you missed it, then you are sorry you missed it. But you don't have to miss any more! Tuesday Funk #89 will be on Tuesday, January 5, featuring Christopher Sweet, Robert O'Connor, Mare Swallow, Lori Rader-Day, and Chuck Sudo!