Changes at the Gothic Funk Nation

Dear Citizen, The last year has been a busy one for the Gothic Funk Nation. We’ve seen two changes in venue (to Andersonville’s “Hopleaf”) for our Tuesday Funk reading series as it’s gotten bigger and better, and now averages about fifty attendees per reading.  The last installment featured Marlon Carey, J-L Deher-Lesaint, Kristin Lueke, Arlene […]

National Address

National Address is the Gothic Funk Nation’s official reading circle, a safe and friendly place to informally workshop works-in-progress. Consisting of readings and round table discussions, the National Address aims to provide a forum for writers of all Gothicly Funky stripes and a voice for the Gothic Funk Nation. Attendance is open and participants are […]

Tuesday Funk #20

Please join us on Tuesday, January 5th for the first Tuesday Funk of 2010.Hopleaf Bar at 5148 N. Clark StreetReading starts 7:30 PM.Upstairs room opens 7:00 PM.Come early to get a good seat.Cash only at the bar upstairs. J-L DEHER-LESAINT was born and raised in Guadeloupe (French West Indies) and moved to the United States […]

Gothic Funk Party #23, 12/27/2009

National Address Tomorrow, 19/11/2009

National Address Tomorrow, 19/11/2009 I hope everyone is ready for a great N/A tomorrow!  Our new location, Barista Coffee House is an ideal setting for our circle to gather, listen, & chat.  This is your opportunity to bring a piece you would like to share, or simply to find out what others are doing.  We […]

Tuesday Funk #19

Please join us on Tuesday, December 1st for the final Tuesday Funk of 2009.Hopleaf Bar at 5148 N. Clark StreetReading starts 7:00 PM.Upstairs room opens 6:30 PM.Come early to get a good seat. Cash only at the bar upstairs. JOTHAM BURRELLO is an adjunct faculty member at Columbia College Chicago where he directs the publishing […]

Tuesday Funk #18

Please join us for the next reading on Tuesday, November 3rd. The reading will take place at Hopleaf, 5148 N. Clark St., Andersonville, Chicago. ROBERT DUFFER has written for WBEZ’s 848, TimeOut Chicago, Chicago Tribune, Chicago Parent, New City, Chicago Artists Resource, Chicago Scene and others. Stories, essays and novel excerpts have appeared in journals […]

Update! Changes to Special Event for 10/16.

Due to gnostic turpitude and other atmospheric fluctuations, the details of our Special Event this Friday have changed. We are now meeting at: Looseleaf Lounge N Broadway StChicago, IL 606579 PM Unfortunately, K. Silem Mohammad will not be reading at this event.However, we are happy to welcome several talented poets including Nick Demske. Apologies for […]

National Address 10/22

This month, we lost a good friend & home to National Address, Mercury Cafe. While it is unlikely to find another venue similar to theirs anytime soon, there are also good reasons to explore new places. On Thursday, October 22 we will be holding National Address at Barista Coffee House, a relatively new shop on […]

Special Event! K. Silem Mohammad and Nick Demske

Presented by the Gothic Funk Nation and BONK! in collaboration with Series A. Please join us for our Special Event that will take place at The Uncommon Ground 3800 N. Clark St. Friday, October 16th at 9 PM. NICK DEMSKE lives in Racine, Wisconsin, and works there at the Racine Public Library. His work has […]