Tuesday Funk | Chicago's Eclectic Monthly Reading Series
Our next event takes place Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Please join us! The fun gets underway at 7:30 p.m. in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640.

Meet Our Readers: Chelsea Fiddyment

            

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Trash teen supreme. Creator and host of the monthly show UNREAL, an experimental fiction-focused open mic at Schubas Tavern. Language artist working across media to investigate the relationship between form and content. More about Chelsea Fiddyment's work, along with upcoming appearances, can be found at chelseafiddyment.com.

Please join Chelsea and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 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. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Alec Nevala-Lee

            

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Alec Nevala-Lee is the author of the group biography Astounding: John W. Campbell, Isaac Asimov, Robert A. Heinlein, L. Ron Hubbard, and the Golden Age of Science Fiction (HarperCollins) and the novels The Icon Thief, City of Exiles, and Eternal Empire (Penguin). His stories have appeared in Analog Science Fiction and Fact, Lightspeed Magazine, and two editions of The Year's Best Science Fiction, and he has written for such publications as the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Daily Beast, Salon, Longreads, The Rumpus, and the San Francisco Bay Guardian. He lives with his wife and daughter in Oak Park, Illinois.

Please join Alec and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 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. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Tom Haley

            

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Tom Haley is a writer and pre-amateur freestyle lap swimmer. He has published several essays, and previously worked as a writing instructor, copywriter, and book critic for the Minneapolis Star Tribune, Time Out Chicago, the Believer and others. He currently works for a Chicago software company called Jellyvision, and lives in Albany Park with his wife Julie and his two sons. He is working on a collection of short fiction, and he voted today.

Please join Tom and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 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. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Lily Be

            

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Lily Be is a poor brown Be from Humboldt Park Chicago. Lily be has almost died six times in her life, and knows that she is still alive to serve people and communities that could benefit from hearing her stories and brain droppings. She hosts and produces a monthly storytelling show, The Stoop. Her only goal here tonight and any night is hopefully to get ONE of you to want to share your truest and most authentic self with everyone you meet one day. Check her out at Lilybe.com to learn more about all the things she does.

Please join Lily and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, November 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. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Headache Haiku

            

Tuesday Funk cohost Andrew Huff had a headache that was going on two days when we got together on Oct. 2, and it made its presence known in his topical haiku.

What is there to do
when your head aches for two days
and your brain is fuzz?

It's not a migraine.
No light sensitivity,
just dull temple pain.

A Tylenol helps.
Caffeine does not. Does water? Perhaps.
It's dehydration.

Tuesday Funk #122: November 6, 2018

            

The leaves are changing colors, the air is growing chilly -- there's no doubt, it's fall in Chicago. We'll help you get in the spirit with some great live lit at Tuesday Funk! Join us on Tuesday, Nov. 6, when we'll feature readings by Lily Be, Chelsea Fiddyment, Alec Nevala-Lee, Tom Haley and Britt Julious!

As always, admission is free, but you must be 21 to attend. Doors open at 7pm sharp (don't dawdle if you want a seat!) and the show will start at 7:30pm. Please RSVP on Facebook -- and don't forget to like and follow our page so you get our announcements right in your stream.

Tuesday Funk #122 - November 6, 2018

October 2018 Debrief

            

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Autumn began its blustery descent on Chicago in October, but we were warm and cozy in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for Tuesday Funk on Oct. 6. The evening started with a selection of poems by Dipika Mukherjee. Next, Henri Harps shared a portion of a short story about a music teacher and a changing neighborhood in Brooklyn. Then Jenny Hatchadorian read a funny story about a girl dealing with delayed puberty while at camp.

We took a break to refill our glasses, and then cohost Andrew Huff read a couple of his topical haiku to get us back in the mood. Hannah Gamble then shared a couple of poems and a short essay, and Angel Simmons closed out the show with a mental walking tour of her Englewood neighborhood.

Join us on Tuesday, November 6 for the next edition of Tuesday Funk, featuring Lily Be, Chelsea Fiddyment, Alec Nevala-Lee, Tom Haley and Britt Julious. Hope to see you there!

Tuesday Funk #121 is tonight!

            

Ring in October with this stellar lineup: Angel Simmons, Dipika Mukherjee, Hannah Gamble, Henri Harps, and Jenny Hatchadorian! Co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins will also be there, probably making bad puns.

Our readings take place at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St. in Chicago. We get started promptly at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge. Arrive early if you want a seat -- but no earlier than 7:00 pm. Our readings are free, but only those 21 and over will be admitted. No food can be brought in from the restaurant. See you there!

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Meet Our Readers: Hannah Gamble

            

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Hannah Gamble is a poet, essayist, editor, performer,and educator. Her first book, Your Invitation to a Modest Breakfast, won the National Poetry Series in 2011. In 2014 she received a Ruth Lilly/Dorothy Sargent Rosenberg fellowship from The Poetry Foundation. You can find her writing on the Poetry Foundation website, and in magazines such as The Believer, jubilat, Fanzine, and the American Poetry Review.

Please join Hannah and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 2, 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. Please RSVP on Facebook.

Meet Our Readers: Henri Harps

            

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Henri Harps is a guitarist, writer, and jazz fanatic born in DC and bred in New York City. He is based now in Chicago along with his wife, baby on the way, large geriatric dog and continually expanding array of music instruments.

Please join Henri and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, October 2, 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. Please RSVP on Facebook.

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

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