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Meet Our Readers: Billy Lombardo

            

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Billy Lombardo is the author of three books of fiction: The Man with Two Arms, How to Hold a Woman, The Logic of a Rose: Chicago Stories, and one book of something else: Meanwhile, Roxy Mourns. He is a Nelson Algren Fiction Award winner and the founder and managing editor of Polyphony HS, a student-run, international literary magazine for high school writers and editors. He teaches English literature and creative writing at the Latin School of Chicago.

Please join Billy and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Ruben Quesada

            

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Ruben Quesada has taught writing, literature, and literary translation at Vermont College of Fine Arts and at Columbia College Chicago. He is the author of Next Extinct Mammal and Exiled from the Throne of Night: Selected Translations of Luis Cernuda. His writing and digital media have been featured at The Art Institute of Chicago, The Poetry Foundation, Oxford American, Ploughshares, TriQuarterly, The American Poetry Review and elsewhere.

Please join Ruben and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: David Daskal

            

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David Daskal is a writer, parent and jack of all careers. Now a recruiter, he has in past reincarnations been a public defender in Brooklyn, a waiter at Michael Jordan's original restaurant, the personal screener of Mayor Richard M. Daley's mail, and a tech salesman of the world's finest benefits communication tool. He used to perform monologues in various locations around Chicago.

Please join David and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Tony Romano

            

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Tony Romano is the author of the novel, Where My Body Ends and the World Begins (Allium Press), When the World Was Young (HarperCollins) and the story collection, If You Eat, You Never Die (HarperCollins). He is also the coauthor of Expository Composition: Discovering Your Voice and coauthor or the text, Psychology and You. He was recently named Illinois Author of the Year by the Illinois Association for Teachers of English (IATE) and was honored with a Norman Mailer award. One of his story collections was a finalist in AWP's annual contest. He is a two-time winner of a PEN Syndicated Fiction Project award. Both stories were produced on National Public Radio's The Sound of Writing series and syndicated to newspapers nationwide. He lives near Chicago and writes about books, music, work, and family on his blog at tonyromanoauthor.com.

Please join Tony and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Sahar Mustafah

            

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Sahar Mustafah is author of Code of the West, an award-winning short story collection. Her stories have earned a Distinguished Story citation from Best American Short Stories 2016 and two Pushcart Prize nominations, among other honors. She has served with Voices of Protest, an artist collaboration begun by Chicago's Guild Literary Complex, which seeks to promote the work of exiled writers and artists worldwide through the International Cities of Refuge Network. The daughter of Palestinian immigrants, Mustafah is drawn to stories of the silenced and invisible. She has taught wonderfully misunderstood teenagers in Illinois for over twenty years and is co-founder of Bird's Thumb, an online literary magazine.

Please join Sahar and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, March 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Lindsay Porter

            

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Lindsay Porter teaches acting and creative writing in hospitals, elementary schools, high schools and colleges, and at the Lake County Jail. She has written plays that have been produced by Running with Scissors, Chicago Dramatists, Trap Door and Collaboraction Theatre in Chicago and by Live Girls in Seattle and Riverside Theatre in Iowa. She has told stories with Loose Chicks, Upright Citizens Brigade, Story Sessions, Miss Spoken, Tellin' Tales, TenX, and True Story. She recently ventured into the world of stand-up comedy and is searching for an open mic that will allow her to maintain her 9 o'clock bedtime. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son.

Please join Lindsay and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Rachel Hinton

            

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Rachel Hinton is originally from Vermont and now lives in Chicago, where she works as an editor. She also tutors adults in reading and writing, and teaches a class on copyediting as part of DePaul's Writing and Publishing MA program. Her poems have been published in Cimarron Review, the Denver Quarterly, SOFTBLOW, and Zocalo Public Square, among others.

Please join Rachel and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Molly Rafferty

            

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If Tina Fey and Jerry Seinfeld had a baby, Molly Rafferty would run away from it because babies are disgusting. Molly (just barely) graduated from Columbia College Chicago's Fiction Writing program and has studied comedy writing and performance at iO, Second City, and FemCom. Her past performances include Reading Under the Influence, Essay Fiesta, Miss Spoken, and the Chicago Women's Funny Festival. An ornery educator by day, Molly spends her nights making up songs about her dog, Brick. Follow her on Tumblr at MollyRaffertyWrites!

Please join Molly and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Dave Reidy

            

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Dave Reidy's fiction has been published by Granta and other journals. Captive Audience, a collection of short stories about performers and Reidy's debut book of fiction, was named an Indie Next Notable Book by the American Booksellers Association and published in French translation. Reidy's novel, entitled The Voiceover Artist, was named a Top Fall Indie Fiction title by Library Journal and a Midwest Connections Pick by the Midwest Independent Booksellers Association. Dave works at closerlook, inc., where he is VP of Creative, and lives in Chicago.

Please join Dave and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Molly Dumbleton

            

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Molly Dumbleton's work has appeared in some journals and even won some prizes. She loves coming to Tuesday Funk and is so happy to be returning! Her website is www.mollydumbleton.com.

Please join Molly and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 6, 2018 in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf. Doors open at 7pm, and the show starts at 7:30. It's free, and 21-and-over. RSVP on Facebook.

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

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