Tuesday Funk : Participants : Page 10

Meet Our Readers: Alex Shakar

            

shakar CLR.jpgIn Alex Shakar's latest novel, Luminarium, a man enters a strange scientific study about inducing spiritual experiences, falls hard for his experimenter, and starts getting email, somehow, from his comatose brother. Luminarium was the winner of the 2011 Los Angeles Times Book Prize in Fiction, named an Editor's Choice by the New York Times, a Notable Book by the Washington Post, and a best book of the year by Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and other periodicals. His first novel, The Savage Girl, was selected as a New York Times Notable Book and has been widely translated. His short story collection, City in Love, was the winner of the FC2 National Fiction Competition.

Please join Alex and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Joshua Landsman

            

joshua landsman.jpgJoshua Landsman's novel The Tale of the Teller of Tales -- 20 years in the making (that's 3 years more than Joyce spent on Finnegan's Wake, 7 years more than Joseph Heller worked on Something Happened, and about as long as it took William Gaddis to write JR) -- was published last year by the Pgoat Press. He is also the author of Frank Talk About Matters Big and Small, the play that settles once and for all the question of whether size matters. His sketchbook, Writers I Have Loved, has been featured on The Huffington Post, Print Magazine's blog, and The Paris Review blog.

Please join Joshua and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Jasmine Davila

            

jasmine.JPGJasmine Davila has read in venues small and medium-sized, such as Tuesday Funk, That's All She Wrote, and Miss Spoken. She currently co-hosts Vital Social Issues and Stuff, a podcast about pop culture. You can find her on the web by Googling "Jasmine Davila," on Twitter as @jasmined, and around town as the pushy lady who insists on boarding the bus before you.‚Äč

Please join Jasmine and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Lori Rader-Day

            

Rader Day_Lori 2.jpgLori Rader-Day's debut mystery, The Black Hour, won the 2014 Anthony Award for Best First Novel and was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, as well as Barry and Macavity awards. Her second novel, Little Pretty Things, received a starred review from Booklist and was named a 2015 "most arresting crime novel" by Kirkus Reviews. Lori's short fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. Lori lives in Chicago, where she teaches mystery writing at StoryStudio Chicago and is the brand new president of the Midwest chapter of the Mystery Writers of America.

Please join Lori and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Chuck Sudo

            

unnamed (1).jpgChuck Sudo spends his days making commercial real estate sound sexy as the Chicago reporter for Bisnow.com. A former editor-in-chief at Chicagoist, Chuck's reporting and criticism has appeared in nearly every major local publication. As a performer, he's read his work at That's All She Wrote, The Paper Machete, The Frunchroom, CHIRP Radio's "The First Time" and Story Sessions.

Please join Chuck and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Mare Swallow

            

mare049.jpgMare Swallow is an essayist, public speaking coach, and director of the Chicago Writers Conference. She reads her essays and tells stories at events like "Is This a Thing?", Story Lab, This Much is True, Story Club, and Tuesday Funk. She enjoys high-quality gin and loves living in Chicago.

Please join Mare and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Robert O'Connor

            

unnamed.jpgRobert O'Connor is a writer and editor in Chicago, who has edited books for the Chicago Center for Literature and Photography and magazines for the Public Media Institute. His work has been published in Mash Tun, Proximity, the Lumpen Times, Spike, 3:AM and Gapers Block. His book Hiroshima, Nagasaki, An Illustrated History, Anthology and Guide from Odyssey Publications came out last year and he just finished an intensive design course at the Startup Institute. He's looking for a more stable gig.

Please join Robert and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Christopher Sweet

            

10636256_10203488895515633_346604598520364968_n.jpgChristopher Sweet spent virtually his entire working life cunningly disguised as a high school English teacher in the Chicago suburbs. He blogs irregularly at Chicago Now, "Truth and Absurdity Spotting in Chicago," under his boyhood nickname, Kit.

Please join Christopher and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, January 5, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

IMG_20150628_112150.jpgJames Gordon better known as G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive) is an international award winning author and poet and was recently named UBAWA's Children's Author of the Year. He can be seen on episodes of Chicago Fire, Chicago PD, Chicago Med, Empire, and Shameless, as well as the movies "Animals " and "A Slice of Life."

Please join G.P.A. and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Gint Aras

            

545247_397585650327214_1186334216_n.jpgGint Aras is the author of the cross-generational family epic, The Fugue, set for release in December from The Chicago Center for Literature and Photography. His writing has appeared in The St. Petersburg Review, Quarterly West, Curbside Splendor, Antique Children, Dialogo and other publications. He's a photographer and the author of the cult novel, Finding the Moon in Sugar.

Please join Gint and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, December 1, 2015, 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, September 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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