Tuesday Funk : Videos

On one of the coldest days of the year, Jan. 7 2014, Tuesday Funk's show still went on -- and with a full house, no less. Author Ryan Bartelmay read an excerpt from his book Onward Toward What We're Going Toward, in which the protagonist, Chic Waldbeeser, begins to deal with the death of his son by writing haiku.

It might not be the hottest day of the year, but our next edition is Tuesday, Aug. 5, and the upstairs lounge at Hopleaf will be nice and cool. Join us for readings by Hannah Gamble, David Daskal, Christine Simokaitis, Britt Julious and Leah Thomas.

Video: Davis Schneiderman tastes blood

Author Davis Schneiderman read his first 30 tweets ever, then shared a harrowing and funny tale of taking care of his father, who has brain cancer, December 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk.

If you liked that, you'll love our next show, coming up on Tuesday, February 4 and featuring Mare Swallow, Cameron McGill, Tom Underberg, Amelia Beamer and Chuck Sudo. See you there!

Video: G.P.A. handles a bully

G.P.A. shared the story of standing up to a school bully at our December 3rd edition of Tuesday Funk.

As it happens, it was a continuation of a story he told at our June 4 edition (video of which was unfortunately lost due to battery issues).

If you liked what you heard, please come out to our next event on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, which features readings from Ryan Bartelmay, Kelly Swails, Christa Desir, Jasmine Davila, and Christopher Sweet — as well as more haiku from Andrew and the debut of new co-host Eden Robins. See you there!

At the November 5th edition of Tuesday Funk, Rosamund Lannin shared the story of a seminal Halloween costume and the myths and origin stories of family.

And if you enjoyed that, please come out to our next show on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, which features readings from Ryan Bartelmay, Kelly Swails, Christa Desir, Jasmine Davila, and Christopher Sweet — as well as more haiku from Andrew and the debut of new co-host Eden Robins. Happy new year!

Andrew Huff shares December haiku


At the December 2013 edition of Tuesday Funk, co-host Andrew Huff read some of his patented seasonal haiku ...tinged with a little sadness.

O'Hare and Midway
I-90 and toll roads,
packed with travelers.

Football on TV,
Black Friday shopping plans made,
family's all here.

Roast turkey, stuffing,
green bean casserole and pie.
Happy Thanksgiving!

Tonight Tuesday Funk
loses co-host Bill Shunn
...to New York City!?

But we're not bitter.
We'll see him again. Meanwhile,
welcome Eden Robins.

And if you enjoyed that, please come out to our next event on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, which features readings from Ryan Bartelmay, Kelly Swails, Christa Desir, Jasmine Davila, and Christopher Sweet — as well as more haiku from Andrew and the debut of new co-host Eden Robins. Start the new year right!

At our October reading, James Kennedy delivered the rousing first chapter of his new novel The Magnificent Moots. If you were there, you know it was a multimedia marvel and a technological triumph. If not, well, feast your eyes and ears on this...

And if you enjoyed that, please come out to our next event on Tuesday, January 7, 2014, which features readings from Ryan Bartelmay, Kelly Swails, Christopher Sweet, and more. You won't want to miss it!

At our November 5th edition of Tuesday Funk, Vojislav Pejović took us to Belgrade for an excerpt from his powerful new story "Rearrangements," and it sounded just a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, 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!

At our November 5th edition of Tuesday Funk, Tuesday Funk veteran J.H. Palmer led us on a most unusual tour of Dallas, and it sounded a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, 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!

At our November 5th edition of Tuesday Funk, John Rich took us to the wilds of northern Michigan for a very revealing round of beers, and it sounded just a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, 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!

At our November 5th edition of Tuesday Funk, the dynamic duo of Paul McComas and Greg Starrett donned costumes and makeup to bring us a scene from their new novella Fit for a Frankenstein, and it sounded just a little like this...

And if you enjoyed that, 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!

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Tuesday Funk is an eclectic Chicago reading series, hosted by Andrew Huff and Eden Robins and brought to you by Gapers Block, showcasing a mix of fiction, poetry, and essays the first Tuesday of every month. Join us next on August 5th, 7:30 pm, upstairs at Hopleaf Bar, 5148 N. Clark St., Chicago, IL 60640.

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