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: Vojislav Pejović

            

Vojislav Pejović is a neuroscientist by training and earns his living as a medical writer. In 2008 he published a novel, The Life and Death of Milan Junak, in his native Montenegro, and in 2010 translations of Charles Simić's poetry in Serbo-Croatian. He also wrote a couple of movie scripts.

His current project is a collection of stories in English and Serbo-Croatian; one, "Whole Life," was published in The Kenyon Review Online, and one will appear in their Spring 2014 issue. He lives in Evanston with his wife and their two sons.

Vojislav Pejović

Please join Vojislav and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Rosamund Lannin

            

Rosamund Lannin
The product of nine years in San Francisco and eight years in St. Paul, Rosamund Lannin is pleasantly surprised to have lived in Chicago for almost a decade. A graduate of Loyola University Chicago's Creative Writing program, she has been an editor for Gapers Block's Book Club and Slowdown sections, an online coupon writer, technical support for car dealers, and many more things involving the Internet and writing in some capacity. She lives with a cat, a guy, and many comic books in Roscoe Village, which she secretly calls Mayberry. Above all, she's just happy to be here.

Please join Rosamund and all our celebrated readers on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

In latebreaking news, we're pleased to announce that Tuesday Funk veteran J.H. Palmer will join our November 5th program, replacing Joseph "Joe the Cop" O'Sullivan, who was caught in a scheduling conflict.

Joe will be back at a future date, but we're delighted to welcome Jessica, who joins our already stellar lineup of Paul McComas & Greg Starrett, Vojislav Pejović, Rosamund Lannin, and John Rich. Be there, upstairs at Hopleaf, 7:30 pm!

Tuesday Funk #63, November 5, 2013

            

At our July 2nd edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff treated us to a series of fake cultural reviews culled from the pages of Gapers Block, and it sounded eerily similar to this...

And if you liked that, you won't want to miss our next event, which takes place Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and will include readings from Vojislav Pejović, Rosamund Lannin, John Rich, J.H. Palmer, and Paul McComas & Greg Starrett. Be there!

            

At our September 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk, Lania Knight brought us a powerful and evocative recounting of childbirth that sounded quite a lot like this...

And if you liked that, you won't want to miss our next event, which takes place Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and will include readings from Vojislav Pejović, Rosamund Lannin, John Rich, J.H. Palmer, and Paul McComas & Greg Starrett. Be there!

            

At our September 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk, Aleksandar Hemon read us a section from his work-in-progress "The Making of Zombie Wars," and it sounded a little like this...

And if you liked that, you won't want to miss our next event, which takes place Tuesday, November 5, 2013, and will include readings from Vojislav Pejović, Rosamund Lannin, John Rich, J.H. Palmer, and Paul McComas & Greg Starrett. Be there!

Tuesday Funk #63: November 5, 2013

            

For November's Tuesday Funk, we've put together an all-star lineup so fabulous it just might pop your dome. The roster will feature Paul McComas & Greg Starrett, Vojislav Pejović, J.H. Palmer, John Rich, and Rosamund Lannin. Throw in one of our patented Poems by Bill and a fistful of Haiku by Andrew, not to mention your pick of cold beers from around the world, and you've got all the ingredients for a classic evening of Chicago entertainment.

The evening gets underway with your hosts William Shunn and Andrew Huff on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early for a table and grab a beer from Mark at the bar (where credit cards are now accepted!). We start seating at 7:00 pm and no earlier. Admission is always free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay late after for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please bring plenty of friends, and become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to one of our readings. See you there!

Tuesday Funk #63, November 5, 2013

Due to a scheduling conflict, J.H. Palmer will appear in place of Joseph O'Sullivan on November 5th. This post has been edited to reflect the change. Joseph O'Sullivan will appear at a future episode of Tuesday Funk.

            

Shattering Glass Chicago Book Launch with Connor Coyne, Saturday, October 19, 2013
Do you enjoy seeing two great Tuesday Funk hosts at every Tuesday Funk event? Pretty cool, right? What if I told you you could see three great Tuesday Funk hosts in one place on one evening? Super cool!

That's just the chance you'll get on Saturday, October 19th, when Tuesday Funk founder Connor Coyne launches his new book, Shattering Glass. Also appearing as readers are former hosts Reinhardt Suarez (with the Pork Chop Express) and Sara Ross Witt!

Here are the details:

Date: Saturday, October 19th

Time: 7:00 pm

Place: Reva and David Logan Center for the Arts
The University of Chicago
915 S. 60th Street, Room 501

Featuring: Connor Coyne (Hungry Rats, Shattering Glass), M.L. Kennedy (The Mosquito Song), Sara Ross Witt (Best of Ohio Short Stories), Sebastian Ellefson, and Reinhardt Suarez with the Pork Chop Express (Green Ray of the Sun)

If you remember seeing Reinhardt appear with his band at Tuesday Funk this past April, you'll have some idea what an amazing evening you're in for. So please, support Connor and his new book! Be there!

October debriefing

            

Tonight's technologically advanced episode of @TuesdayFunk. by shunn, on Flickr
It was a superpacked house for last night's Glitter & Mayhem Edition of Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf, made all the more crowded by the teetering tower of audiovisual equipment piled at the front of the room. If you weren't able to be there, here's what our overheated but amply rewarded audience saw.

We started off strong with a funny and affecting tale of marriage and mutual amnesia from Noël Jones. Next came Holly McDowell, who brought us a powerful story of a young girl oppressed by her religious community. After our topical Haiku by Andrew, demented genius James Kennedy delivered a madcap story of a crazy race through the Martian atmosphere, synchronized with motion picture accompaniment!

After a break for beer, we opened the second half of the program with a Poem by Bill about sports and politics. Then it was all Glitter & Mayhem, as anthology co-editor John Klima told us a little about the inception of this collection of nightclub and rollerdisco stories. Maurice Broaddus and Kyle S. Johnson brought helped us get funked up with their George Clinton–influenced tale "The Electric Spanking of the War Babies." And Laura Chavoen provided a surreal slideshow of images to bring William Shunn's reading of their Chicago-set body-swapping tale "Subterraneans" to kaleidoscopic life.

All in all, it was an delightful night, but if you couldn't be there, don't despair. We'll bring you plenty of video excerpts in the weeks to come, and then we'll be back on Tuesday, November 5th, 2013, for an evening with Paul McComas & Greg Starrett, Vojislav Pejović, J.H. Palmer, John Rich, and Rosamund Lannin. Please come out and see us!

            

Don't forget—tonight is Tuesday Funk's Glitter & Mayhem Edition, featuring Maurice Broaddus, Laura Chavoen, Kyle S. Johnson, Noël Jones, James Kennedy, Holly McDowell, and William Shunn. Don't miss it!

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!

Tuesday Funk #62: Glitter & Mayhem Edition

Illustration by Galen Dara. Used by permission.

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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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