Our next event takes place Tuesday, September 4, 2018, and will include readings from Juan Martinez, JH Palmer, C. Russell Price, William Shunn, and Mare Swallow. 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: Bill Breedlove

            

Bill Breedlove
Bill Breedlove is the author of the collection How to Die Well, as well as the Bram Stoker Award-nominated editor of the anthologies Candy in the Dumpster, Waiting for October, Like a Chinese Tattoo, Mighty Unclean, When the Night Comes Down, and Swallowed by the Cracks (with John Everson).

His work has also appeared in publications such as Chicago Tribune, InSider, The Fortune News, Restaurants & Institutions, Bluefood.cc, The Black Glove, Encyclopedia of Actuarial Science, and Playboy Online.

His stories can also be found in the books Tales of Forbidden Passion, Strange Creatures, Tails from the Pet Shop, Book of Dead Things, Cthulhu and the Coeds, and Blood and Donuts. He lives near Chicago. His website is www.curiousstories.com.

Please join Bill and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Meet Our Readers: Kendra Stevens

            

Kendra Stevens is a Chicago-based writer, live-lit performer, comic, and rapper (yeah, that's right). She has performed her original work with the kates and Beast Women since their inceptions, and has also been featured at Story Club (winning Audience Favorite Story December 2012), Chicago Women's Funny Festival, Essay Fiesta, and The Funny Story Show, among others. She is also one-fourth of Chicago's All-Female Beastie Boys Tribute, She's Crafty, spitting rhymes as Ken D.

Find her online at kendrastevens.com and shescraftychi.com, and on Twitter as @kendra_stevens.

Please join Kendra and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Kendra Stevens

Meet Our Readers: Daniel Kraus

            

Daniel Kraus is Senior Editor of Booklist magazine. His debut novel, The Monster Variations, was selected for the New York Public Library's "100 Best Stuff for Teens." Fangoria called his Bram Stoker–finalist, Odyssey Award–winning second novel, Rotters, "a new horror classic."

His newest novel is the Junior Library Guild selection Scowler, and coming next year is Trollhunters, co-written with filmmaker Guillermo del Toro. Kraus has written regularly for such magazines as Cosmopolitan, Playboy, Maxim, and Salon.com.

He is the director of six feature films, including Sheriff (2006 season premiere of PBS's Emmy-winning "Independent Lens") and Musician (2007 New York Times Critics' Pick).

Please join Daniel and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Daniel Kraus

Tuesday Funk #59: July 2, 2013

            

Tuesday Funk invites you to walk with us into a deep, dark literary forest this July. The roster will feature Daniel Kraus, Bill Breedlove, Kendra Stevens, Eden M. Robins, and our own Andrew Huff. Throw in one of our patented Poems by Bill and some Haiku by Andrew, not to mention your pick of cold beers from around the world, and you've got all the ingredients for an excursion you won't soon forget.

The evening gets underway with your hosts William Shunn and Andrew Huff on Tuesday, July 2nd, 2012, 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 #59: July 2, 2013

            

Don't forget—tonight is Tuesday Funk's 58th episode, featuring Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive). 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 #58, June 4, 2013

            

At the May 7th edition of Tuesday Funk, Robert McDonald read a few of his poems, including an epic evocation of the mighty rhinoceros, and it all sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)!

            

Heather Corallo
Heather Corallo is an actress, writer, musician, cook, and triathlete. She's also a FemCom graduate, a Kate, and a Writer Girl. You can see her work at a variety of live-lit venues—Story Club, The Kates, and now Tuesday Funk.  Her next show is You're Welcome, Chicago with the Writer Girls at MorseL in Rogers Park on June 12th at 7:30pm.  You should see it—it'll be good.

Please join Heather and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

At the May 7th edition of Tuesday Funk, Mary Beth Hoerner related a tale of punctured grade-school pride, and it sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)!

            

G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), the Phenomenal Poetic Unsub, hails from Chicago, IL. He has written four books of poetry—The Confessional Heart of a Man, The Book of 24 Orgasms, The Mind of a Poetic Unsub, and the recently released Revenge of the Orgasm (An Erotic Autobiography). G.P.A. has won the Poetry Pentathlon, the Black Essence Award, and the Moth Storytelling Championship. He is also the host of Poetry's Love Letter, an open mic on every second Friday at Let Them Eat Chocolate in nearby Bowmanville.

G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)

Please join G.P.A. and all our outstanding readers on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

            

At the May 7th edition of Tuesday Funk, Dion Walton told the affecting story of his struggle to survive HIV infection, and it sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, please join us at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, June 4th, 2013, upstairs at Hopleaf, for an evening with Darwyn Jones, Heather Corallo, Lawrence Santoro, Mare Swallow, and G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive)!

Tuesday Funk

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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, September 4, 7:30 p.m. at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark Street, Chicago, IL 60640. Admission is free.

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