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Meet Our Readers: Megan Stielstra

          

Stielstra - close.jpgMegan Stielstra is the author of Once I Was Cool and Everyone Remain Calm. Her work appears in the Best American Essays, New York Times, Guernica, the Rumpus, and on National Public Radio, and she performs regularly for the 2nd Story storytelling series and The Paper Machete live news magazine at The Green Mill. Her next collection, The Wrong Way To Save Your Life, is forthcoming summer 2017 from Harper Perennial.

Please join Megan and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 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. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Veronica Arreola

          

veronica-arreola.jpgVeronica Arreola is a professional feminist, writer, and mom. Veronica is contributing to Bitch Media's Campaign 2016 coverage and serves on their board of directors. Her writing has also be featured in outlets such as USA Today, New York Times, and the anthology, "Love Her, Love Her Not: The Hillary Paradox." Veronica's blog, Viva la Feminista, has been named a top political blog by Blogher and LATISM. For 10 years she worked on diversity issues at the UIC Women in Science and Engineering Program. She lives in West Rogers Park with her husband, teenage daughter and two rescue dogs.

Please join Veronica and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 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. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Mary Robinette Kowal

          

Kowal1-500x496.jpgMary Robinette Kowal is the author of The Glamourist Histories series of fantasy novels. She has received the Campbell Award for Best New Writer, three Hugo awards, and the RT Reviews award for Best Fantasy Novel. Her work has been a finalist for the Hugo, Nebula, and Locus awards. Stories have appeared in Strange Horizons, Asimov's, and several Year's Best anthologies as well as in her collection Scenting the Dark and Other Stories from Subterranean.

Mary, a professional puppeteer and voice actor, has performed for LazyTown (CBS), the Center for Puppetry Arts, Jim Henson Pictures and founded Other Hand Productions. Her designs have garnered two UNIMA-USA Citations of Excellence, the highest award an American puppeteer can achieve. She is a member of SAG/AFTRA and records fiction for authors such as Kage Baker, Cory Doctorow and John Scalzi. Mary lives in Chicago with her husband Rob and over a dozen manual typewriters.

Please join Mary and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, Nov. 1, 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. RSVP on Facebook.

Photo © 2012 Rod Searcey.

Meet Our Readers: Tom Haley

          

Thumbnail image for tom.jpgTom Haley divides his time between daytime, and nighttime. He has published several essays, and has previously busied himself as a grad student, writing teacher, copywriter, and book critic. He lives in Albany Park, and works as a creative director for a Chicago marketing agency called Jellyvision.

Please join Tom 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: 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.

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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, October 1, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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