Our next event takes place Tuesday, August 1, 2017. Please join us! The fun gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.
            

At our October 1st edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff delivered a fistful of his patented seasonal haiku, and it sounded just a little like this...

October is now
Chicago Artists Month, but
what about the rest?

Fall in Chicago.
Break out your jacket, sweaters
and shorts and t-shirts.

The Fall Equinox
only confirms the season
now matches the weather.

The US Haiku
Department is closed due to
government shutdown.

And if you enjoyed that, please come out to our next event on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, which features readings from G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), Jocelyn Geboy, Davis Schneiderman, J. Michael Grey, and—in his final appearance as a Tuesday Funk co-host—William Shunn! You won't want to miss it!

Tuesday Funk #64: December 3, 2013

            

German army chess set, 1940
Eight times eight is sixty-four, so it only seems fair that we square the circle at our 64th big episode and bid farewell to longtime co-host William Shunn. The roster on December 3rd will feature G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), Jocelyn Geboy, Davis Schneiderman, a freaking stage play by J. Michael Grey, and a reading by Mr. Shunn himself. Throw in a handful of our patented Haiku by Andrew, not to mention your pick of cold beers from around the world, and you've got all the ingredients for an evening sure to checkmate your early winter blues.

The evening gets underway with your hosts William Shunn and Andrew Huff on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early for a table and grab a beer from Mark at the bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay late after for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to one of our readings. See you there!

Tuesday Funk #64

November debriefing

            

Vojislav Pejović reads at Tuesday Funk #63
The folks lucky enough to have squeezed into the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for our November 5th edition of Tuesday Funk know what a fantastic time was had by all. But if you weren't there, let us break down the awesomeness for you.

We kicked things off with Rosamund Lannin, who took us trick-or-treating in the Castro of San Francisco. John Rich then hauled us up to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to visit a local dive bar. Co-host Andrew Huff brought us topical haiku appropriate to the season. And returning reader J.H. Palmer spirited us to Texas for a guided tour of Lee Harvey Oswald's Dallas.

After a break for beer from Mark at the bar, co-host William Shunn brought us a new poem about trees and clapping or something. Next, Vojislav Pejović took us overseas to Belgrade for a look at a student and a nation rearranging themselves. And finally, Paul McComas and Greg Starrett donned costumes to unravel for us the mystery of Frankenstein's fine suit—a mystery we didn't even know needed solving!

Not only that, but we introduced you to our new co-host, who'll be taking over from Bill in January—the multi-talented Eden Robins. She proved her worth by rising to the challenge of introducing one of our more hard-to-pronounce guests like so:

That's what you missed out on, but never fear! We'll bring you plenty of video excerpts in the weeks to come, and then we'll be back on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, for an evening with G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), Jocelyn Geboy, Davis Schneiderman, J. Michael Grey, and—in his final appearance as a Tuesday Funk co-host—William Shunn! Please don't dream of missing it!

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #63 is tonight!

            

Don't forget—tonight is Tuesday Funk's 63rd big episode, featuring Paul McComas & Greg Starrett, Vojislav Pejović, J.H. Palmer, John Rich, and Rosamund Lannin. Don't miss it!

Our readings take place at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. We get started promptly at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. Arrive early if you want a seat—but no earlier than 7:00 pm. Our readings are free, but only those 21 and over will be admitted. No food can be brought in from the restaurant. See you there!

Tuesday Funk #63, November 5, 2013

Meet Our Readers: J.H. Palmer

            

J.H. Palmer co-produces the monthly live lit series That's All She Wrote, which takes place the second Sunday of the month at Swim Cafe, and which recently celebrated its one year anniversary. She has appeared at a number of storytelling and live lit venues, and her work has appeared on the online publication The Toast. She is pursuing a Certificate in Creative Writing at the University of Chicago, and she just won the Annual Prose Award for non-fiction from the Guild Literary Complex!

J.H. Palmer

Please join Jessica and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

Happy Halloween! Tuesday Funk is pleased to ruin both this fine holiday and your upcoming Thanksgiving as well with this tasty tale from John Everson, who stopped by our microphone to treat us with this trick way back in October 2012. This very NSFW story is called "Pumpkin Head," and it goes a little like this...

And if you liked that, you won't want to miss our next event, which takes place Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and will include readings from Vojislav Pejović, Rosamund Lannin, John Rich, J.H. Palmer, and Paul McComas & Greg Starrett. Be there!

            

Paul McComas & Greg Starrett
Paul McComas is the author of two novels, two short-story collections, and a novella. His book Unforgettable: Harrowing Futures, Horrors, & (Dark) Humor (2011, Walkabout Publishing) won a Silver Prize at the 2012 Midwest Book Awards. His next novel, Logan's Journey, co-authored with Logan's Run author William F. Nolan, is slated for 2014 publication. Paul has edited two short-fiction anthologies, and his short indie movies have been screened at festivals worldwide, garnering international and national prizes. He teaches writing, literature, and film at various sites. A Milwaukee native, Paul lives in Evanston, Ill. with his wife and fellow fiction writer, Heather, and their rescue greyhound, Sam. Learn more at: www.PaulMcComas.com

Greg Starrett is a first-time author. He is a founder of Veidt Radio Theatre, which produces original Old Time Radio shows. Greg also is a fill-in music-show host and voice-over man for WJOB AM 1230 in Hammond, Indiana. He is employed as a telecommunications technician and enjoys foraging for wild foods, making jellies, mustards, and pickles, and beekeeping. A native of "Da Region," he lives in Munster, Indiana, with his wife and best friend Laurie, their cat Tippecanoe, and dog Tyler too.

Together at Tuesday Funk Paul and Greg will perform a scene from their new novel Fit for a Frankenstein in full costume and makeup. Please join them and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: John Rich

            

John Rich
John Rich is predominantly a writer of plays and essays. He earned an MFA in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches creativity in the Continuing Studies program. He is a recipient of the Václav Havel Fellowship in Playwriting from Western Michigan University and a Ragdale Foundation residency in writing.

He co-founded the collaborative theater group Attention Deficit Drama (1997-2003) and currently performs with Every house has a door. John's also one of those people who considers arts administration as part of his practice. He founded the Chicago Writers House and the Chicago Book Expo, and is currently the Director of the Guild Literary Complex.

Please join John and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Vojislav Pejović

            

Vojislav Pejović is a neuroscientist by training and earns his living as a medical writer. In 2008 he published a novel, The Life and Death of Milan Junak, in his native Montenegro, and in 2010 translations of Charles Simić's poetry in Serbo-Croatian. He also wrote a couple of movie scripts.

His current project is a collection of stories in English and Serbo-Croatian; one, "Whole Life," was published in The Kenyon Review Online, and one will appear in their Spring 2014 issue. He lives in Evanston with his wife and their two sons.

Vojislav Pejović

Please join Vojislav and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Rosamund Lannin

            

Rosamund Lannin
The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for almost a decade. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago's Creative Writing program, she has been an editor for Gapers Block's Book Club and Slowdown sections, an online coupon writer, technical support for car dealers, and many more things involving the Internet and writing in some capacity. She lives with a cat, a guy, and many comic books in Roscoe Village, which she secretly calls Mayberry. Above all, she's just happy to be here.

Please join Rosamund and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. 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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