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Meet Our Readers: Brooke Wonders

            

Brooke Wonders spent her formative years editing the voices in other peoples' heads, which perhaps explains more than you need to know. Her latest play, "Unbirthday," was recently staged in Flagstaff, Arizona, where it received rave reviews from some of her closest friends and relatives.

Brooke is currently pursuing a Ph.D. at the University of Illinois at Chicago in the Program for Writers. Her fiction has appeared in Thin Air Magazine, and she has a nonfiction piece forthcoming in Brevity.

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Join Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Brooke and our talented coterie of readers on February 1, 2011, at 7:30 pm!

Meet Our Readers: Karen Skalitzky

            

Karen Skalitzky is the author of A Recipe for Hope: Stories of Transformation by People Struggling with Homelessness (ACTA Publications, 2006).

An educator by trade, she works as a Reading Specialist and coaches teachers and principals in both underserved and high achieving public schools.

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Join Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Karen and all of our amazingly talented readers on February 1, 2011!

Meet Our Readers: Suzanne Clores

            

Suzanne Clores is a writer of fiction and memoir from the New York City diaspora known as New Jersey. Her book Memoirs of a Spiritual Outsider has just celebrated its ten-year anniversary with a Kindle edition re-release.

Her work has appeared in lots of places, including Chicago Public Radio, Shambhala Sun, and Fit Yoga. She teaches writing here and there, most recently at Northwestern University, and also teaches yoga which helps soothe her inner East Coaster. In 2011, she intends to take it up a notch and actually finish her novel. Visit her website at SuzanneClores.com.

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Join Tuesday Funk tonight, January 4th, at Hopleaf's upstairs bar (7:30 p.m.) to hear Suzanne and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Mare Swallow

            

Mare Swallow is a writer and former actress who lives in Chicago. By day, she teaches corporate Americans to deliver better speeches. She's putting all this information into a book, tentatively titled Stop Whining, Start Speaking.

Mare wishes you a prosperous new year. Visit her website at SwallowConsulting.com.

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Join Tuesday Funk on January 4th at Hopleaf's upstairs bar (7:30 p.m.) to hear Mare and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Cesar Torres

            

Cesar Torres is author of The 12 Burning Wheels, a collection of stories of weird fiction, published in 2010. His work has appeared in The Willows and in M-Brane SF magazine. He's particularly interested in the secret lives of machines and will hardly turn down an insect as a snack. He's currently at work on a new novel; updates can be found at his web site CesarTorres.net.

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Join Tuesday Funk on January 4th at Hopleaf's upstairs bar (7:30 p.m.) to hear Cesar and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Christopher Sweet

            

Christopher Sweet has one foot in the nineteenth century and the other in the twenty-first. By this he means: his grandmother, who helped to guide him through his childhood and adolescence, was born in 1875. His iMac was born last year.

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Join Tuesday Funk on January 4th at Hopleaf's upstairs bar (7:30 p.m.) to hear Chris and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Alyson Lyon

            

Alyson Lyon is co-producer of Essay Fiesta. Her essay entitled "Control" recently aired on the Insects & Robots radio-show/podcast from Vancouver. She will be going up against Essay Fiesta co-producer Keith Ecker at Write Club at The Hideout on Feb 15. It is certain to be a bloodbath!

Additionally, Alyson works as a makeup artist. Check out her beauty blog: AlysonHeartsFaces.com. She also wants everyone to know that despite the controversy, she stands firm in the belief that indeed, less is more.

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Join Tuesday Funk on January 4th at Hopleaf's upstairs bar (7:30 p.m.) to hear Alyson and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Valerie Jupe

            

Born and bred in the great state of Texas, Valerie Jupe has worked as a video editor in television for over seven years, many of which were spent in New York City. She loves to travel the world, and has a particular affinity for Prague. She also loves wine from Chile, taking far too many photos, and rambling ceaselessly about Chicago architecture. She fancies herself as food critic to be reckoned with, and writes reviews for Yelp.

She also considers herself something of a poet, having been featured as a reader at The Green Muse in Austin, as well as in two reading series, The Inspired Word and An Echo, A Stain, in New York City. She is also published in poetry journals such as The Best of Stain, The Prada Poet, and in her collection Shattered Fragments of My Soul.

You can further indulge your growing Val! obsession by viewing her photos here, and reading her Yelp reviews here.

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Join Tuesday Funk on January 4th at Hopleaf's upstairs bar (7:30 p.m.) to hear Valerie and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Johanna Stein

            

Johanna is a writer/director/comedian/forward/slash/abuser whose work ranges from award-winning animated kids shows for places like Disney, Nickelodeon and PBS... to adult humor for places like the New York Times, Comedy Central, and VH-1... to really, really adult humor like this dirty little film short that has offended and titillated film festival audiences across North America.

Johanna recently wrote about her nipples in Afterbirth: Stories You Won't Read in a Parenting Magazine (St. Martin's Press)—you can buy it here; it makes a real nice Channukah present. If you'd like to learn more about Johanna, see more of her work, or email her about the $50K that is awaiting her in Nigeria, you can find her through her website, www.jojostein.com.

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Join Tuesday Funk tomorrow (December 7th) at 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Johanna and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: Fraser Coffeen

            
Fraser Coffeen is one of the founding editors of and a regular contributor at HeadKickLegend.com. Dedicated to presenting the latest news and analysis on the world of kickboxing, Muay Thai, and Mixed Martial Arts, HeadKickLegend was recently named one of the top 20 worldwide MMA sites by MMAPayout.com. 

Prior to his work with HKL,Fraser was a contributor at K-1Legend and Total MMA. In addition to covering kickboxing and mixed martial arts, Fraser has written a number of screenplays and radio plays with an emphasis on horror. Fraser has also worked in the weird underbelly of the Chicago arts scene as a member of the critically acclaimed and now deceased Defiant Theatre, where he honed his love for visceral, exciting entertainment. This love for the odd side of the road led him to create the two-person sideshow act Numbskull, the Human Blockhead in collaboration with Jennifer Ann Coffeen, which the pair has performed throughout the Midwest.

Today, Fraser also works as a theatrical blood effects artist.  When not writing or doing blood work, Fraser has been a professional wrestling ring announcer, a comic book character for Alex Ross, studied clowning and physical theater, and worked with numerous Chicago theater companies.

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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 3, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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