Our next event takes place Tuesday, May 1, 2018, and will include readings from Rachel Arndt, James Finn Garner, Felix Jung, Elizabeth Metzger Sampson, and Michi Trota. 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.

Andrew's Haiku for February

            

Cohost Andrew Huff read just a couple of haiku at the 113th edition of Tuesday Funk.

In February,
resolutions take root,
or fall in flurries.

It's so annoying
to be stood up by a friend.
Please be courteous.

Falcon Heavy flew
to space and back, carrying
Tesla branded junk.

Reminder: Tuesday Funk #113 is tonight!

            

February feels like the longest month, so let's make our own fun! Come to Tuesday Funk tonight for some great readings by Molly Rafferty, Rachel Hinton, Molly Dumbleton, Lindsay Porter and Dave Reidy! Andrew Huff and Eden Robins will, once again, be your spiritual guides for the evening.

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 up from the restaurant. See you there!

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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.

Tuesday Funk #113: February 6, 2018

            

February harbors the traditional day of love -- and we'd love it if you'd come to the 113th episode of Tuesday Funk!

Join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for another edition of Chicago's favorite eclectic monthly reading series, where we'll feature Molly Rafferty, Rachel Hinton, Molly Dumbleton, Lindsay Porter and Dave Reidy!

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 if you haven't yet, like our page so you get our announcements right in your stream.

Sponsored by the Chicago Review of Books.

Tuesday Funk 113 February 6, 2018

Haiku for a New Year

            

At the 112th episode of Tuesday Funk, cohost Andrew Huff read a couple of his signature topical haiku.

Last year I promised
no haiku about Donald.
Now all bets are off.

Polar Plunge canceled
due to record-breaking cold.
Keep your clothes on, kids.

Dry air and knit caps
mean styling is pointless and
bad hair de rigeur.

January 2018 Debrief

            

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>January 2 was the coldest night for Tuesday Funk in quite awhile, but that didn't stop a full house from showing up for Chicago's favorite eclectic reading series. And they were rewarded with some fantastic live lit.

Marcus Emanuel led off with a true story about what might have been a selkie. Next, Emma Terhaar read a short essay about making croissants and a couple of poems. Then Cameron McGill knocked us back with a set of spellbinding poetry, and we took a break to reflect and refill our drinks.

When we returned, cohost Andrew Huff shared a couple of his trademark seasonal haiku, and then Emily Belden read an essay about reconsidering her policy on forgiveness. Lastly, Jac Jemc told a tale of a couple looking for new friends to double date with.

Join us in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf on Tuesday, February 6 when we'll feature readings by Molly Rafferty, Rachel Hinton, Molly Dumbleton, Lindsay Porter and Dave Reidy. Hope to see you there!

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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, May 1, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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