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Meet Our Readers: Kristin Lueke

            

Kristin Lueke was born and raised in the suburbs of Los Angeles, California, an experience which in no way prepared her for real life. After graduating from Princeton in 2005, she moved to Chicago for a boy. Normal 21-year-old stuff. After hanging out for a while, she went balls to the wall for a comically useless degree in the Humanities and Creative Writing from the University of Chicago, where she now works surrounded by graduate students and professors. All told, it's not so bad.

Her poetry has appeared in Sliced Bread, elimae, and Decomp Magazine, and on her close friends' personal blogs. Just maybe it'll appear elsewhere at some point in the undetermined future.

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Join Tuesday Funk on November 2nd at 7:30 p.m. to see Kristin and all of our talented readers!

Meet Our Readers: William Shunn

            

Tuesday Funk's newest co-producer and friend, William Shunn, is one of our October featured readers!

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Since his first sale in 1993, William Shunn's short fiction, essays, and poetry have appeared everywhere from Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine to Salon to On Magazine (formerly Time Digital). His stories have been shortlisted for science fiction's two highest honors, the Hugo and the Nebula Award. His novella Cast a Cold Eye, co-written with Aurora Award-nominee Derryl Murphy, is available in hardcover from PS Publishing, and his memoir The Accidental Terrorist, which he's read from multiple times at Tuesday Funk, can be heard as a podcast at www.shunn.net or through the iTunes store. He first started blogging in 1996, though they didn't call it that then, and unless a legal miracle takes place he's banned for life from Canada.

Join Tuesday Funk October 5th at 7:30 p.m. to see William and all of our readers!

Meet Our Readers: Jackie Adamski

            

We're pleased as punch to tell you about another one of our talented readers: Jackie Adamski. We first saw Jackie perform at Reading Under the Influence, and felt his style would match our ecclectic series.

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Jackie Adamski has a degree in Religious Studies, so money hasn't been in issue in several years. He enjoys the finer things in life, like wine, piano recitals, and bowling. He works mostly with the short story and script format, but occasionally ventures into long heedless (drunken) diatribes to the editor, and is left wondering why said editor subsequently rejects his submissions. Also, he has never cried outside a movie theatre.

Join Tuesday Funk on October 5th at 7:30 p.m. to see Jackie and all of our readers!

Meet Our Readers: Connor Coyne

            

Tuesday Funk is excited that Connor Coyne, founder of The Gothic Funk Nation and Tuesday Funk, is returning to our series! None more excited than me. Over four years ago, Reinhardt Suarez and I introduced Connor at our New York reading Fiction Flask (now Guerrilla Lit).

There's something about a circle here...I can't put my finger on it...circle, circle, circle...

What matters is this: Connor = Excitement! Did I mention that he also published his first novel last month? EXCITEMENT!

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Connor grew up in the East Village of Flint, Michigan, and has lived in Chicago and New York City. He earned his BA from the University of Chicago and his MFA from the New School. He has written plays, poetry, short stories, and novels, and his work has been published in Santa Clara Review, Moria Poetry Zine, Dick Pig Review, The Saturnine Detractor, and the Flint Broadside.

He has a website at connorcoyne.com and a blog devoted to the apotheosis of the Gothic. This year he published his first novel, Hungry Rats, but he is even more excited by the birth of his daughter, Mary Adelina.

Join Tuesday Funk October 5th at 7:30 p.m. to see Connor and all of our great readers.

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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, September 5, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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