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February 2019 Debrief

          

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February showed its teeth on the night of the first Tuesday Funk in 2019 (we took January off because the first Tuesday of the month was the first of the year, remember?), with a warning of freezing rain rattling the city. The freezing rain didn't arrive in Andersonville that night, and plenty of intrepid folks made it to Hopleaf to see their favorite eclectic monthly reading series.

We started the night with Mike Puican, whose insightful and often funny poems put is in the right mood. Next, Jasmine Davila shared an essay connecting celebrity crushes and personal illness. Then cohost Eden Robins read an excerpt from her unpublished novel.

We took a minute to drink it all in and refill our glasses with Leah behind the bar.

Unfortunately, the weather was worse in the suburbs, which resulted in reader Sahar Mustafah having to cancel, but cohost Andrew Huff gamely stepped in to read a short piece of fiction instead, in addition to a couple of topical haiku. (We'll be seeing Sahar later in the year instead.) And last but not least, Molia Dumbleton shared two short pieces selected by her teenage daughter.

If the weather warnings scared you away, you'll have another chance to see Tuesday Funk on March 5, when we'll feature readings by Kelly Swails, Lindsay Eanet, Robbie Q Telfer, Tracy Harford-Porter and Faisal Mohyuddin. Hope to see you there!

Meet Our Readers: Eden Robins

          

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Eden Robins writes short fiction, long fiction, short essays, and jokey video scripts for the health insurance industry. Her work has appeared in Apex, Shimmer, USAToday, and the LA Review of Books, and sometimes nice hosts let her perform at live lit shows like Chirp Radio's First Time, 20x2 Chicago, Story Club, and Miss Spoken. She has an uncanny habit of abandoning creative projects just as they're starting to gain traction, and she tweets grumpily @edenrobins.

Please join Eden and our other amazing readers on Tuesday, February 5, 2019 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: Eden Robins

          

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Eden Robins is primarily your co-host, but this month she is also one of your readers! Forgive the bland and perfunctory bio, she is getting married four days after Tuesday Funk and has very little brain left.

Please join Eden and all our amazing readers on Tuesday, June 7, 2016, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Tuesday Funk #94 - June 7, 2016

          

The next installment of Tuesday Funk, your favorite eclectic monthly reading series, is June 7! Join us in the upstairs bar at Hopleaf for readings by Sara Krueger, Rana Khoury, Parker Molloy, Norman Doucet and co-host Eden Robins! Andrew Huff is the other co-host, and Sal will be behind the bar to serve you a tasty beverage or two.

Doors open at 7pm -- no earlier, unless you enjoy standing in line on the stairs! -- and the show starts at 7:30 sharp. So get there early to grab a seat, but not overly early. As always, admission is free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay late after for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

Please RSVP on Facebook, and bring a friend. And become a fan so you never miss an invitation to one of our readings. Oh, and we're now on Instagram! Follow us for realtime photos of the readers.

Tuesday Funk for June 7, 2016

Meet Our Readers: Eden Robins

          

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In the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, a blowjob instructor, a travel writer, a pelvic model, and a Swahili teacher. She's had some short stories published in magazines like Kaleidotrope, Shimmer, and Apex, and is the founding editor of the now-defunct online journal Brain Harvest. Eden is also half of the weekly podcast Should I Worry About This? as well as your Tuesday Funk co-host, in case you hadn't noticed.

Please join Eden and all our multitasking readers on Tuesday, July 7, 2015, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

Tuesday Funk #83: July 7, 2015

          

Cool yourself with a beer and Tuesday Funk in July as we welcome guests Erin Watson, Fred Sasaki, Norman Doucet and Lily Be -- plus cohost Eden Robins with a full-length piece -- for your favorite eclectic monthly reading series. Join us Tuesday, July 7 in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St.

Doors open at 7:00 pm sharp -- no earlier, please, but get there as close to 7 as possible to grab a table, as the room fills up quickly -- and the show begins promptly at 7:30. Andrew Huff and Eden Robins co-host. Admission is free, but you must be 21 or older.

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

Tuesday Funk for July 7, 2015

Meet Our Readers: Eden Robins

          

In the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, a blowjob instructor, a travel writer, a pelvic model, and a Swahili teacher. She's had some short stories published in magazines like Kaleidotrope, Shimmer, and Apex, and is the founding editor of the now-defunct online journal Brain Harvest. She is currently writing her second novel, a weird Western. Eden is also your Tuesday Funk co-host, in case you hadn't noticed.

Please join Eden and all our multitasking readers on Tuesday, March 4, 2014, upstairs at Hopleaf at 7:30 pm. This 21-and-older event is free.

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Tuesday Funk #67: March 4, 2014

          

Get down and get funky at a special Mardi Gras edition of Tuesday Funk in March. While we won't have any floats, we will have readings by Wendy McClure, Joe O'Sullivan, Naomi Buck Palagi, Laura Adamczyk and Eden Robins. OK, and maybe some beads. Eden also co-hosts with with your hosts Andrew Huff.

The evening gets underway on Tuesday, March 4th, 2014, at 7:30 pm in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Doors open at 7:00 pm sharp, no earlier -- arrive early for a table and grab a beer from Mark at the bar. As always, admission is free, but you must be 21 or older. And come early or stay late after for some great Belgian-style food downstairs.

RSVP on Facebook and bring a friend. And hey, become a fan of Tuesday Funk on Facebook so you never miss an invitation to one of our readings. See you there!

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Eden M. Robins
As announced at our November 5th edition, we'll have a new co-host soon joining the Tuesday Funk family. We're pleased to introduce Eden Robins!

Eden is a great friend and supporter of Tuesday Funk who has read for us on at least three occasions in the past, including going above and beyond the call of duty on the night of our infamous February blizzard. She's had some short stories published in magazines that are now defunct, as well as magazines that are still up and running. She is the founding editor of the online semiprozine Brain Harvest, also defunct, and is currently writing her second novel, a weird Western. For money, Eden makes what are essentially Choose Your Own Adventure websites that teach people about health insurance, but she's spent most of her adult life trying to sell you dildos. Eden horrifies writers everywhere with her unabashed hatred of cats. She has a website, too.

"I think the top goal is to entertain," Eden says of her coming Tuesday Funk tenure. "There are a bazillion reading series in Chicago to choose from, and as much as I love stories and essays, one has to admit that it's not always the most compelling live show. I think the role of the hosts is to keep the audience entertained and coming back every month and to pick a variety of writing styles so that the readings stay fresh and interesting, and so there's more to the audience than a rotating group of cliques that come to see their friend and then leave."

Warming our hearts, she goes on to say, "I just love Tuesday Funk and I want to see it get even more awesome!"

Please join us at Hopleaf on January 7, 2014, when Eden makes her awesome debut as a co-host with Andrew Huff. And please come out to our next event on Tuesday, December 3, 2013, which features readings from G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), Jocelyn Geboy, Davis Schneiderman, J. Michael Grey, and—in his final appearance as a Tuesday Funk co-host—William Shunn! You won't want to miss it!

November debriefing

          

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The folks lucky enough to have squeezed into the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf for our November 5th edition of Tuesday Funk know what a fantastic time was had by all. But if you weren't there, let us break down the awesomeness for you.

We kicked things off with Rosamund Lannin, who took us trick-or-treating in the Castro of San Francisco. John Rich then hauled us up to Michigan's Upper Peninsula to visit a local dive bar. Co-host Andrew Huff brought us topical haiku appropriate to the season. And returning reader J.H. Palmer spirited us to Texas for a guided tour of Lee Harvey Oswald's Dallas.

After a break for beer from Mark at the bar, co-host William Shunn brought us a new poem about trees and clapping or something. Next, Vojislav Pejović took us overseas to Belgrade for a look at a student and a nation rearranging themselves. And finally, Paul McComas and Greg Starrett donned costumes to unravel for us the mystery of Frankenstein's fine suit—a mystery we didn't even know needed solving!

Not only that, but we introduced you to our new co-host, who'll be taking over from Bill in January—the multi-talented Eden Robins. She proved her worth by rising to the challenge of introducing one of our more hard-to-pronounce guests like so:

That's what you missed out on, but never fear! We'll bring you plenty of video excerpts in the weeks to come, and then we'll be back on Tuesday, December 3rd, 2013, for an evening with G.P.A. (Greatest Poet Alive), Jocelyn Geboy, Davis Schneiderman, J. Michael Grey, and—in his final appearance as a Tuesday Funk co-host—William Shunn! Please don't dream of missing it!

Meet Our Readers: Eden M. Robins

          

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In the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden M. Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, a blowjob instructor, a travel writer, a pelvic model, and a Swahili teacher. She's had some short stories published in magazines that are now defunct, and is the founding editor of the online semiprozine Brain Harvest, also now defunct. She is currently writing her second novel, a weird Western.

Eden has published some things in some places, but not enough things or enough places for you to have noticed. However, you may remember her from the blizzard edition of Tuesday Funk, which none of you showed up to.

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

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

          

Back in August, we were delighted to host Eden M. Robins at our microphone, who presented us with this exciting excerpt from her novel-in-progress The Grand Adventure of Aught-Nine...

And if you're in the mood for more great readings like this one, be sure to join us on Tuesday, November 1st, when we present the stellar lineup of J.D. Adamski, Suzanne Clores, Laura Stark, Cesar Torres, and Matt Wood!

Meet Our Readers: Eden M. Robins

          

In the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden M. Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, a blowjob instructor, a travel writer, a pelvic model, and a Swahili teacher. She wrote a novel that is currently in the "death rattle" stage of edits and is co-founder and co-editor of the semiprozine Brain Harvest.

Eden has published some things in some places, but not enough things or enough places for you to have noticed... however, you may remember her from the blizzard edition of Tuesday Funk, which none of you showed up to.

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Join Tuesday Funk on August 2nd, 7:30 p.m., to hear Eden and all of our talented readers at Hopleaf's upstairs bar!


Tuesday Funk #36: August 2nd

          

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They call them the dog days of summer. But we hope it won't insult any of the dogs of your acquaintance if we tell you our August readers are no pack of dogs. Au contraire! In the spirit of the season, Tuesday Funk will bring the hottest writers in town together at Hopleaf, including Tegan Jones, Sondra Morin, Eden M. Robins, Julie Rosenthal, Jerry Schwartz and Karen Skalitzky. Good thing there's so much great beer available—dozens of varieties of it—because you'll need it to cool down before, during, and after.

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, August 2, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. 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 afterward 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 our readings, which this fall will feature an amazing array of writers you won't want to miss. Ruff!

And as you await our August event, please enjoy this short preview, taken from our February reading, of the work of Eden Robins...

Meet Our Readers: Eden Robins

          

In the grand tradition of underemployed artists, Eden Robins has been: a singing waitress, a dildo salesman, a dental assistant, an abortion clinic receptionist, a blowjob instructor, a travel writer, a pelvic model, and a Swahili teacher. She has published some things in some places, but not enough things or enough places for you to have noticed.

She is co-founder and co-editor of the semiprozine Brain Harvest, has a novel that's going to be done soon, goddammit, and is currently learning kung fu and the ukulele.

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Join Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf's upstairs bar to hear Eden and our talented bunch of readers on February 1, 2011, at 7:30 pm.

          

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The new year always takes a few weeks to get rolling right, right? So join Tuesday Funk in February as we celebrate 2011 with our "New Year, New Voices" edition, bringing you great debut readings from Eden Robins, Julie Rosenthal, Jerry Schwartz, Karen Skalitzky and Brooke Wonders, plus our patented Poem By Bill. Oh, and there is beer, too—80 different types of it. Resolve to be there!

Tuesday Funk convenes Tuesday, February 1, 2011, 7:30 pm, in the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago. Arrive early, stake out a table in the upper room, and grab a beer from John at the cash-only bar. 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 afterward 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 our readings. And watch this space over the next couple of weeks for spotlight posts about our readers.

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

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