Our next event takes place Tuesday, December 5, 2017, and will include readings from Jasmine Davila, James Gordon, H. Melt, Faisal Mohyuddin, and Tom Underberg. 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: Coya Paz

            

Coya-13.jpgCoya Paz is a writer, director, and lip gloss connoisseur who was raised in Peru, Bolivia, Colombia, Ecuador, Brazil, and the United States. She is the Artistic Director of Free Street Theater, founded in 1969, way way way before she was born, and an Assistant Professor in The Theater School at DePaul University. Above all, Coya believes in the power of poetry and performance to build community towards social change.

Please join Coya and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Jen Masengarb

            

jen-masengarb_blackwhite.jpgJen Masengarb teaches adults and kids about the city and its architecture at the Chicago Architecture Foundation where she writes, teaches, lectures, and designs programs. Several times a year she gets to collaborate with the brainy folks at WBEZ's Curious City to sleuth and report on listener-submitted questions about Chicago's architectural history. When she's not riding the 'L' and writing haiku that chronicle life in the city, she's plane spotting and dreaming of ways to use her passport. She'd like to hear about your favorite place for tacos.

Please join Jen and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Carly Oishi

            

missspoken-6587.jpgCarly Oishi is the co-creator of Miss Spoken, the blog and lady-centric live lit show, which happens the last Wednesday of every month at The Gallery Cabaret. The next show is on October 28th and the theme is "Sex Ed". She's the former co-producer of Solo in the 2nd City, holds a 4-1 record at Write Club and was named "Wise Woman of the Week" by WBEZ affiliate Vocalo. Before she had a kid, she did cool things like bowl in a league, day drink, and sing in a band. Now she spends her time trying to keep babies alive as a mom and a nanny.

Please join Carly and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Lori Rader-Day

            

Rader Day_Lori 2.jpgLori Rader-Day's debut mystery, The Black Hour, received starred reviews from Publishers Weekly, Booklist, and Library Journal. The Black Hour won the Lovey Award for Best First Novel and the Illinois Woman's Press Association Mate E. Palmer Award in Communications for Fiction and was a finalist for the Mary Higgins Clark Award, the Anthony Award for Best First Novel, the Left Coast Crime Rosebud Award for Best First Novel, and the Barry Award for Best Paperback Original. Her second book, Little Pretty Things, is out now. Her fiction has appeared in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Time Out Chicago, Good Housekeeping, and others. Lori is a member of Mystery Writers of America, Sisters in Crime, and International Thriller Writers. Originally from Indiana, she now lives with her husband and dog in Chicago.

Please join Lori and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Tuesday Funk #86: October 6, 2015

            

Fall is upon us! And your favorite eclectic monthly reading series returns to the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for a cool reading on Tuesday, Oct. 6 with guests Jennifer Masengarb, Coya Paz, Lori Rader-Day, Carly Oishi and Tom Haley. Eden Robins and Andrew Huff co-host as always.

Doors open at 7:00 pm -- no earlier, we're serious. But get there as close to 7 as you can, because the room fills up quickly (hence no admittance before 7). The show starts at 7:30 pm. Admission is free, but you must be 21 or older.

Don't forget to RSVP on Facebook and bring a friend. And hey, become a fan so you never miss an invitation to one of our readings.

Tuesday Funk for October 6, 2015

Serious Haiku for September

            

At the Sept. 1 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff was in no mood for jokes with his haiku ripped from the headlines.

Shot on live TV;
we're faced with the dilemma
of whether to watch.

The same day, two more
multi-victim shootings played
through the news cycle.

Teachers stopping kids
from shooting their classmates is
troubling good news.

Guns don't kill people,
the argument goes. But must
we make it easy?

The oscillation
of deafening cicadas
make it seem hotter.

September debriefing

            

IMG_20150904_104947.jpgJust like we mourn the passing of summer, so we will mourn the moving of our bartender Mark... to the Twin Cities. Tuesday Funk #85 was his last show with us, so in honor of his tenure, we drank extra hard. We also had some stellar readers!

Brian Heath started us off with a heartbreaking story about the passing of his father, and then David Daskal shared a dark excerpt from his novel about a teenaged girl who cuts herself. In a change of tone, Amanda Claire Buckley gave us a warm and humorous retelling of the Virgin Mary's story, set in present-day New York.

We drowned our sorrows in our final beers from Mark.

After intermission, cohost Andrew Huff enlightened us on current events in haiku form, and then Paul Dailing told a story about the annoyances and benefits of being colorblind. Finally, Jill Howe treated us to BOTH entries from her high school diary and a song about The Crucible, sung to the tune of Alanis Morrissette's "Ironic" and played on a ukulele.

Oh what a night. Won't you join us next month? Tuesday Funk #86 on October 6 will feature Jen Masengarb, Coya Paz, Lori Rader-Day, Carly Oishi, and Tom Haley!

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #85 is tonight!

            

Catch the tail-end of this summer's funk at Tuesday Funk #85 - Tonight! Featuring Brian Heath, Amanda Buckley, Jill Howe, Paul Dailing and David Daskal! Plus your humble co-hosts Andrew Huff and Eden Robins.

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: David Daskal

            

daskal.jpgDavid Daskal is a Writer, Salesman and Family Dude living in Chicago. He has written and starred in five one-man shows around Chicago including The Pursuit of Happiness, The Generic News Hour and Habitat.

Please join David and all our other fantastic readers on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

hideoutwc.jpgAmanda Claire Buckley is a self-proclaimed troubadour. Her storytelling, music, and writing as taken her across the country--from Chicago to New York to DC--and abroad. She's performed live-lit at Essay Fiesta, Write Club, Is This a Thing, StoryClub, Story Lab, and with the kates. She's written and produced shows that have played at The Annoyance and Stage 773. She was a Next Generation Scholarship Recipient for the National Storytelling Network and her show The Out of Tooners was named a "Favorite Show of the Fringe" at the Capital Fringe Festival in Washington, DC. She also forgot to buy cat litter last weekend.

Please join Amanda and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, September 1, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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

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