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Meet Our Readers: Lily Be

            

image1.JPGLily Be is a momma, a nanny, and storyteller. She's a wise Mexican badass from Humboldt Park, Chicago. You can hear her tells stories everywhere and anywhere. Lily is a Moth GrandSLAM champion and the host and producer of her own storytelling show, The Stoop. A bio does not do Lily Be justice. After listening to her stories, you should talk to her and invite her over to make tamales. Experience the magic that is Lily Be.

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

Meet Our Readers: Robert Loerzel

            

RobertLoerzel.jpgRobert Loerzel is a freelance journalist and photographer in Chicago. His historical nonfiction book Alchemy of Bones: Chicago's Luetgert Murder Case of 1897 was published in 2003 by the University of Illinois Press. His reporting and writing have appeared in many publications, including the Tribune, the Reader, Chicago magazine, Crain's Chicago Business, Playbill, Belt magazine and Time Out Chicago. He has reported on-air for WBEZ Chicago Public Radio, including stories for the Curious City show. Robert's concert photography and reviews appear on his blog, undergroundbee.com. His Twitter account, @robertloerzel, has more than 8,500 followers, and in 2013, the Newcity alternative newspaper named him the "Best Chicago Twitterer for news."

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

Meet Our Readers: James Finn Garner

            

21584_10153973825975757_4061315553004877893_n.jpgJames Finn Garner is the author of the award-winning clown noir mystery series, Rex Koko, Private Clown, as well as the Politically Correct Bedtime Stories trilogy. A former columnist for Chicago Magazine, he has also read extensively at Chicago's "live lit" events. During the season, he publishes and curates a blog of baseball poetry and doggerel, Bardball.com.

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

Meet Our Readers: Matthew Fogarty

            

Matthew Fogarty Author Photo.jpgOriginally from the suburbs of Detroit, Matthew Fogarty currently lives and writes in Urbana, Illinois and is co-publisher at Jellyfish Highway Press. He has an MFA from the University of South Carolina, where he was editor of Yemassee. His fiction has appeared in such journals as Passages North, Fourteen Hills, PANK, Smokelong Quarterly, and Midwestern Gothic. His debut collection of 34 stories and a novella titled, Maybe Mermaids and Robots are Lonely, will be released this fall by George Mason University's Stillhouse Press. He can be found online at matthewfogarty.com and on Twitter at @thatmattfogarty.

Please join Matthew and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Felix Jung

            

felix-jung-tuesday-funk-350x350.jpgFelix Jung received his MFA in Creative Writing from The Ohio State University in 2000. His writing has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, Hayden's Ferry Review, and Cassette From My Ex - an anthology of personal essays on relationships in the era of the mix tape. His online projects have been featured on BoingBoing, MetaFilter, and Product Hunt. You can find him on Twitter @avoision, or at his website avoision.com - a personal blog he's updated every single day since July, 2002.

Please join Felix and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Kelly Swails

            

Swails_author.JPGKelly Swails is a fantasy and science fiction author who has published over two dozen short stories and a novel. She's also an editor who has edited five anthologies of short fiction. Her latest book is called This May Go On Your Permanent Record and is available on Amazon. Her novel Prohibited will be kickstarted by Silence in the Library Publishing later this month. She and her husband live in Chicago with their three cats. Oh yeah, she's a crazy cat lady too.

Please join Kelly and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Mark Borowsky

            

borowskyheadshot.JPGMark Borowsky writes essays and creative non-fiction for "fun," and is a content editor professionally, which has so far enabled him to stay out of debtor's prison. His work has appeared in The Cincinnati Review, Exquisite Corpse, and other publications that end with "dot com." Mark periodically tweets on nothing in particular (he promises to post his first new post in two years before a new Supreme Court Justice is confirmed), and he is currently working on a memoir chronicling his addiction to watching sports.

Please join Mark and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Rosamund Lannin

            

me_face.jpgThe product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for over a decade. During that time, she has been an editor of Gapers Block, performed stories around the city, and consumed many carne asada burritos. These days she co-hosts lady live lit show Miss Spoken, edits Story Club Magazine, and tries to write essays that make you feel things, or at the very least laugh.

Please join Rosamund and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, March 1, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Andrew Huff

            

andrewhuff-2015 copy.jpgAndrew Huff is the former editor and publisher of Gapers Block, an award-winning Chicago-centric news and events webzine he co-founded in 2003. A serial early adopter, Huff created his first webpage in 1996; launched a blog in 2001; and joined both flickr and Twitter in their infancy. In addition to Gapers Block, he has also been a professional blogger for corporate clients, a professor of online journalism, a copywriter for academic websites, and a PR professional for everything from indie rock bands to the Northern Trust. He hosts 20x2 Chicago, a show in which 20 interesting people have two minutes each to answer one question, and he is, of course, the cohost of Tuesday Funk. Find out what else he's up to at me3dia.com.

Please join Andrew 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: Tom Underberg

            

Tom Underberg photo.JPGTom Underberg writes speculative fiction and raises children. He was born in Michigan, raised in Wisconsin, and lives in Illinois, which might explain why Midwestern oddities feature so often in his work. Tom's fiction has appeared in Fantasy & Science Fiction, Weird Tales, and those white papers he wrote during the dot-com boom. You can find him failing to build a personal brand on twitter.

Please join Tom and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, February 2, 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, April 2, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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