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Tuesday Funk #33: April 5th

            

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Is winter really over? In Chicago it's always hard to tell. But whether or not there's still snow on the ground, we at Tuesday Funk will be bringing you a veritable spring runoff of talent in April from the likes of Robert K. Elder, Ian Belknap, J.H. Palmer, Lisa Chalem, and William Shunn. Oh, and the beer, the beer—eighty varieties of it upstairs alone! You'll want to be sure and wear your hip waders.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, April 5, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only 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 afterward 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 our readings, which in future months will feature the likes of Paul McComas, Tim W. Brown, Brooke Wonders, Scott Smith, Bradley P. Beaulieu, Eden M. Robins, Jerry Schwartz, Brenda Cooper, Sarah K. Castle, and more. Our cup runneth over!


Please note that this post has been updated to reflect a change in our lineup of readers. Robert K. Elder will appear April 5th in place of Tegan Jones, whom we hope to have back later this spring or summer.

Tuesday Funk #32: March 1st

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When March rolls in, can spring be far behind? Well ... in Chicago? Yes, yes, it can. So what can you do but march on down to Hopleaf and join Tuesday Funk in our continuing resolution to defy winter with great readers and great beers?

The February blizzard did its best to shut us down but failed, and this time around in our proud, unbroken literary tradition we'll be bringing you rabble-rousing readings from Joe Weintraub, Keith Ecker, Maggie Kast, Steven H Silver and Jenny Seay, not to mention our patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and the beer, the beer—80 varieties of it.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, March 1, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only 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 afterward 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 our readings, which in future months will feature the likes of Ian Belknap, Scott Smith, J.H. Palmer, Paul McComas, Lisa Chalem, Bradley P. Beaulieu, William Shunn, and more. One of us, one of us...

            

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The new year always takes a few weeks to get rolling right, right? So join Tuesday Funk in February as we celebrate 2011 with our "New Year, New Voices" edition, bringing you great debut readings from Eden Robins, Julie Rosenthal, Jerry Schwartz, Karen Skalitzky and Brooke Wonders, plus our patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and there is beer, too—80 different types of it. Resolve to be there!

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only 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 afterward 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 our readings. And watch this space over the next couple of weeks for spotlight posts about our readers.

            
Our friend, Julia Borcherts, co-producer of Reading Under the Influence, will be a featured reader at 2nd Story + American Theater Company's night of storytelling on Monday, January 17th at Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro (3905 N. Lincoln Ave.).

This will be 2nd Story's first foray into fictional storytelling! Based in the classic 2nd Story style of first-person stories told directly to the audience, five 2nd Story storytellers were asked to spin imaginative yarns based on the photograph above. Against the backdrop of the gorgeous upstairs of Mrs. Murphy and Sons Irish Bistro in Lincoln Square, accompanied by a pianist on their grand piano, join 2nd Story and ATC to see what the muse inspired!

Feature readers include: Julia Borcherts, Megan Stielstra, John Wilson, Sara Kerastas, and CP Chang. Curated by Bobby Biedrzycki. Directed by Katie Klemme. Sound by Mikhail Fiksel.

Doors @ 7pm. Stories start at 7:30pm. Tickets $15.

Tuesday Funk #30: January 4th

            

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Celebrate the new year with a six-pack from your friends at Tuesday Funk—six terrific readers, that is. We're bringing you great fiction, essays, and poetry from the likes of Alyson Lyon, Suzanne Clores, Mare Swallow, Cesar Torres, Valerie Jupe, and Christopher Sweet, plus our patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and there is beer, too—80 different types of it!

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only 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 afterward 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 our readings. And watch this space over the next several days for spotlight posts about our readers.

Tuesday Funk #29: December 7th

            
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Take a well-deserved break from the holiday rat-race with Tuesday Funk and our lineup of readers both naughty and nice—JOHANNA STEIN, ANNE CALCAGNO, JOTHAM BURRELLO, FRASER COFFEEN, NAOMI BUCK PALAGI, and possibly a bonus poem from one of our hosts. No mere stocking-stuffers, these! You'll be glad you spent your money here on beer instead of on presents for those whiny nieces and nephews.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, December 7, 2010, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free. Stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs!

Please bring your friends and show your support for Tuesday Funk. Help us deliver a record turnout so we can keep staging these readings at Hopleaf, the finest food-and-drink establishment on the north side.

Please also become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook, so you never miss an invitation to our readings. And watch this space over the next dozen days for spotlight posts about our readers.

Tuesday Funk #28: November 2nd

            
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Spend your Election Day evening with Tuesday Funk and our lineup of likely candidates for literary stardom—LORI ANN STEPHENS, LAURYN ALLISON LEWIS, KRISTIN LUEKE, DAVE SNYDER, and SONDRA MORIN. Vote early and often with your feet, your beer money, and your clapping hands! You'll be glad you did, and this vote won't result in gridlock.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, November 2, 2010, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. We start seating at 7:00 pm. And stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring your friends and show your support for Tuesday Funk. Help us deliver a record turnout so we can keep staging these readings at Hopleaf, the finest food-and-drink establishment on the north side.

Please also become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook, so you never miss an invitation to our readings. And watch this space over the next dozen days for spotlight posts about our readers.

Tuesday Funk #27: October 5th

            

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October is our fall fiction reading, and our lineup of manly writers—CONNOR COYNE, JACKIE ADAMSKI, and WILLIAM SHUNN—will bring you brawny, beer-soaked stories to fit the season.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, October 5, 2010, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, grab one of the 600 amazing international beers at the bar, and come on up. We start seating at 7:00 pm. Stay afterward for some great Belgian-style food from Hopleaf!

Please bring your friends and show your support for Tuesday Funk. Help us deliver a record turnout so we can keep staging these readings at Hopleaf, the finest food-and-drink establishment on the north side.

Please also become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook, so you never miss an invitation to our readings. And watch this space over the next couple of weeks for spotlight posts about our readers.

Tuesday Funk #26

            

Alright, ladies and gents. We’re back. Better than ever. Because of the robots.

Come to Tuesday Funk, and you will know why we cry. Wait. That doesn’t sound too fun. Forget about the cry part. Just come on down (if you want to live) to Hopleaf, listen to some great readers, and drink high class beer.

Tuesday Funk #25

            

It’s once again time for your regular monthly serving of Tuesday Funk! As always, we have a gaggle of great readers, and as always, we are at Hopleaf, home of beer, frites, and the best audience in the Chicagoland area. So end your Fourth of July weekend the right way with us. We’ll bring the bag of chips if you bring the “all that.”

This month’s readers:

Liza Ann Acosta

Kevin Kane

Dan Duffy

Tuesday Funk

About Us

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, October 3, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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