Tuesday Funk : Participants : Page 23

Meet Our Readers: Brooke Wonders

            

Photo on 2013-03-02 at 14.58 BW.jpgBrooke Wonders' fiction has appeared in Clarkesworld, Electric Velocipede, and the Year's Best Dark Fantasy and Horror 2013, among others. Her nonfiction has appeared in or is forthcoming from Brevity, The Collagist, DIAGRAM, and elsewhere. She reviews for American Book Review and serves as nonfiction editor at new online literary magazine The Account. She will soon be receiving her PhD from the University of Illinois at Chicago, and her blog can be found at girlwonders.wordpress.com.

Please join Brooke and all our other pre-doctoral readers on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Letitia L. Moffitt

            

MoffittAuthorPhoto.jpgLetitia L. Moffitt was born and raised in Hawaii. She received a doctoral degree in English/Creative Writing from Binghamton University, and she taught creative writing at Eastern Illinois University for six years. Her works include a novel-in-stories, Sidewalk Dancing (Atticus Books, November 2013), as well as short stories, essays, and poetry published in literary journals including [PANK], HTMLGiant, Black Warrior Review, Aux Arc Review, Dos Passos Review, and many others.

Please join Letitia and all our other well-rounded readers on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Jill Howe

            

jillhowe.jpgJill Howe has turned story love into a super power. She organizes fellow writers in sharing their latest written work at her monthly workshop, Friends with Words, while also co-producing Story Sessions, a monthly event hosted by Deanna Moffit with true stories, bluegrass music, story-inspired artwork, and hugs at City Winery and Mahoney's. The next installment of Story Sessions is on April 27th at Mahoney's. Jill has shared her nitty-gritty at Mortified, Reading Under the Influence, Story Lab, Chicago Solo Theatre, Ignite Chicago at the 1871 tech lab, Essay Fiesta, Story Club Bridgeport and many more. Most of all, she can't wait to hear your story. Join in the story fun at www.storysessionschicago.com.

Please join Jill and all our other fabulous storytellers on Tuesday, April 1, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Eden Robins

            

In the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, a blowjob instructor, a travel writer, a pelvic model, and a Swahili teacher. She's had some short stories published in magazines like Kaleidotrope, Shimmer, and Apex, and is the founding editor of the now-defunct online journal Brain Harvest. She is currently writing her second novel, a weird Western. Eden is also your Tuesday Funk co-host, in case you hadn't noticed.

Please join Eden and all our multitasking readers on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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Meet Our Readers: Joe O'Sullivan

            

Joe O'Sullivan is a retired cop and former blogger. He has one published essay, and the former ChicagoNow blog Arresting Tales to his credit. He enjoys making stuff up for family and friends, and is fascinated by oddballs, alligators, and roadside attractions. He hopes someday to have a cool nickname like Turbo Dog and live in the country raising chickens and honeybees. Right now he's considering work life in the cubicle farm, and considering his next move.

Please join Turbo Dog and all our would-be-homesteaders on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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Meet Our Readers: Laura Adamczyk

            

Laura Adamczyk was born and raised and still lives in Illinois. Her writing has won awards from the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation of Chicago and has appeared in the Chicago Reader, Ninth Letter, PANK, Passages North, The Rumpus, Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Washington Square Review, and elsewhere. She earned her MFA in Fiction from the University of Illinois in Urbana-Champaign and currently reads submissions for the journal Creative Nonfiction.

Please join Laura and all our award-winning readers on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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Meet Our Readers: Wendy McClure

            

Wendy McClure is the author of several books, including The Wilder Life: My Adventures of the Lost World of Little House on the Prairie. The first novel in her kids' series, Wanderville, came out in January and the second book will be out this fall. Wendy is a columnist for BUST magazine and has contributed to The New York Times Magazine and This American Life. She grew up in Oak Park, Illinois, received an MFA in poetry from the Iowa Writer's Workshop, and now lives in Chicago with her husband.

Please join Wendy and all our first-rate, Laura Ingalls Wilder-lovin' readers on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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Meet Our Readers: Naomi Buck Palagi

            

Naomi Buck Palagi grew up in the woods of Kentucky. She works and lives in NW Indiana with her husband and two lively little kids, but once upon a time lived down the street from Hopleaf. She has work published in journals such as Spoon River Review, Otoliths, Moria, Eleven Eleven, Blue Fifth Review, and Requited. Additionally, she has two chapbooks, Silver Roof Tantrum (dancing girl press, 2010), and Darkness in the Tent (Dusie Kollectiv 5, 2011).

Please join Naomi and all our other Hopleaf-lovin' readers on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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Meet Our Readers: Amelia Beamer

            

IMG_3634.JPGAmelia Beamer writes science fiction, fantasy, and horror novels & stories and has spent the past few years in the UK, Australia, Japan, Germany, Ireland, and Iceland. She is the author of The Loving Dead, the number two zombie novel of the past decade according to Barnes & Noble. Her most recent short fiction appears in Psychos: Serial Killers, Depraved Madmen, and the Criminally Insane, and Zombies vs Robots: Women on War! Amelia works as an editor for Shueisha English Edition, a new general imprint of popular Japanese titles translated into English, available from the Sony Reader Store.

Please join Amelia and all our first-rate, zombie-loving readers on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Chuck Sudo

            

sudo_photo.jpgBorn and raised on Chicago's Northwest side, Chuck Sudo has called Bridgeport home for nearly 15 years and has written for the popular local website Chicagoist for nearly nine years--the last three-plus as editor-in-chief. His writing has appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times, Time Out Chicago, Chicago magazine, Centerstage and Playboy.com. Chuck has read onstage at The Paper Machete and CHIRP Radio's "The First Time" series. He'd read onstage more but he's getting older and tires easily, despite staying in good shape for his age.

Please join Chuck and all our amazing, physically fit readers on Tuesday, February 4th, 2014, 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, December 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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