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Paul McComas & Greg Starrett
Paul McComas is the author of two novels, two short-story collections, and a novella. His book Unforgettable: Harrowing Futures, Horrors, & (Dark) Humor (2011, Walkabout Publishing) won a Silver Prize at the 2012 Midwest Book Awards. His next novel, Logan's Journey, co-authored with Logan's Run author William F. Nolan, is slated for 2014 publication. Paul has edited two short-fiction anthologies, and his short indie movies have been screened at festivals worldwide, garnering international and national prizes. He teaches writing, literature, and film at various sites. A Milwaukee native, Paul lives in Evanston, Ill. with his wife and fellow fiction writer, Heather, and their rescue greyhound, Sam. Learn more at: www.PaulMcComas.com

Greg Starrett is a first-time author. He is a founder of Veidt Radio Theatre, which produces original Old Time Radio shows. Greg also is a fill-in music-show host and voice-over man for WJOB AM 1230 in Hammond, Indiana. He is employed as a telecommunications technician and enjoys foraging for wild foods, making jellies, mustards, and pickles, and beekeeping. A native of "Da Region," he lives in Munster, Indiana, with his wife and best friend Laurie, their cat Tippecanoe, and dog Tyler too.

Together at Tuesday Funk Paul and Greg will perform a scene from their new novel Fit for a Frankenstein in full costume and makeup. Please join them and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: John Rich

            

John Rich
John Rich is predominantly a writer of plays and essays. He earned an MFA in Writing at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he teaches creativity in the Continuing Studies program. He is a recipient of the Václav Havel Fellowship in Playwriting from Western Michigan University and a Ragdale Foundation residency in writing.

He co-founded the collaborative theater group Attention Deficit Drama (1997-2003) and currently performs with Every house has a door. John's also one of those people who considers arts administration as part of his practice. He founded the Chicago Writers House and the Chicago Book Expo, and is currently the Director of the Guild Literary Complex.

Please join John and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Vojislav Pejović

            

Vojislav Pejović is a neuroscientist by training and earns his living as a medical writer. In 2008 he published a novel, The Life and Death of Milan Junak, in his native Montenegro, and in 2010 translations of Charles Simić's poetry in Serbo-Croatian. He also wrote a couple of movie scripts.

His current project is a collection of stories in English and Serbo-Croatian; one, "Whole Life," was published in The Kenyon Review Online, and one will appear in their Spring 2014 issue. He lives in Evanston with his wife and their two sons.

Vojislav Pejović

Please join Vojislav and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Rosamund Lannin

            

Rosamund Lannin
The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for almost a decade. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago's Creative Writing program, she has been an editor for Gapers Block's Book Club and Slowdown sections, an online coupon writer, technical support for car dealers, and many more things involving the Internet and writing in some capacity. She lives with a cat, a guy, and many comic books in Roscoe Village, which she secretly calls Mayberry. Above all, she's just happy to be here.

Please join Rosamund and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

In latebreaking news, we're pleased to announce that Tuesday Funk veteran J.H. Palmer will join our November 5th program, replacing Joseph "Joe the Cop" O'Sullivan, who was caught in a scheduling conflict.

Joe will be back at a future date, but we're delighted to welcome Jessica, who joins our already stellar lineup of Paul McComas & Greg Starrett, Vojislav Pejović, Rosamund Lannin, and John Rich. Be there, upstairs at Hopleaf, 7:30 pm!

Tuesday Funk #63, November 5, 2013

Meet Our Readers: Holly McDowell

            

Holly McDowell
Holly McDowell lived in Colorado, Georgia and South Carolina before discovering the magical city of Chicago. Now she can be spotted drinking glögg, searching for the world's best tapas bar, and writing in coffee shops all over the Windy City. Her current project is a digital series called King Solomon's Wives, a modern thriller about women alive today who descended from King Solomon's ancient harem. It's full of historical conspiracy and, well, harem sex. The series is interactive—meaning readers get to vote on the direction of the story. The first two episodes are available now, and episode three comes out October 15th.

Please join Holly and the rest of our glittery readers on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, for an unforgettable evening of Glitter & Mayhem! The needle drops upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Kyle S. Johnson

            

Kyle S. Johnson.jpg
Kyle S. Johnson lives in Dayton, Ohio, and drinks more coffee than should be humanly possible. He has taught English in South Korea, and has published numerous short stories in such places as Dark Faith, Where Thy Dark Eye Glances, and Pseudopod. He likes writing his own biographical information because it allows him to refer to himself in the third person like he's a professional wrestler.

Please join Kyle and the rest of our glittery readers on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, for an unforgettable evening of Glitter & Mayhem! The needle drops upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: William Shunn

            

D. William Shunn
The first record album that longtime Tuesday Funk co-host William Shunn ever bought was Feels So Good by Chuck Mangione. He picked it up for the well-known title track, but continues to play it today for the Side 2 opener, "Hide & Seek (Ready or Not Here I Come)," which you should go listen to right now.

No, seriously, go listen to that track. Right now.

A classically trained pianist, Bill dabbled with keyboards and composition as a teenager. He eventually went to work for N2K Entertainment, where he helped produce some of the earliest online concert webcasts, including live shows with The Cure, The Allman Brothers Band, and Mötley Crüe. This is what the '80s sounded like from where he was standing:

Please join Bill and the rest of our glittery readers on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, for an unforgettable evening of Glitter & Mayhem! The needle drops upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Noël Jones

            

Originally from Alaska, Noël Jones is a writer and former member of the 2000 National Poetry Slam Champion Team NYC-Urbana, featured in The New York Times and on NPR's "Infinite Mind," as well as at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX. As a performance poet, Jones has toured internationally and was selected to be part of an all-woman tour introducing slam poetry to Denmark. She now lives in Chicago, and is excited to be investigating fiction as a new medium.

Noël Jones

Please join Noël and the rest of our glittery readers on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, for an unforgettable evening of Glitter & Mayhem! The needle drops upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Laura Chavoen

            

Laura Chavoen is a wanna-be geek, a data and meme junkie, and a scarf and bangle lover. In her role as a digital brand strategist, she creates social and digital programs for clients and drives innovation. In the past she executive-produced Scholastic's websites for kids, including Harry Potter and Clifford the Big Red Dog, and also helped manage Scholastic's non-profit scholarship program, The Alliance for Young Artists & Writers.

A former denizen of the Chicago club scene, Laura is an experienced world traveler who has run the Chicago and Boston Marathons and inline-skated across Holland. She married William Shunn at the Las Vegas Strip's Graceland Wedding Chapel in 2001, and they've lived in both New York City and Chicago. Their dog Ella is the world's most photogenic soft-coated wheaten terrier. Her collaboration with Bill in Glitter & Mayhem, "Subterraneans," is her first fiction publication.

Laura Chavoen, Hakone Sculpture Garden, Japan

Please join Laura and the rest of our glittery readers on Tuesday, October 1st, 2013, for an unforgettable evening of Glitter & Mayhem! The needle drops upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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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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