THC Reading Series Presents Rod Piechowski, Saturday, March 22 @ 7 PM


If you’ve been to any of the Tamale Hut Cafe Presents readings and stayed for the open mic, you know Rod Piechowski. This time around, we’re proud to have Rod as our featured reader as he celebrates the release of the collection he’s been entertaining us from for months, The Randy Scuffle Papers.

If you haven’t been to any of the Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series events, well, allow me to let this blurb from the back of Rod’s book tell you what you’re in for on the 22nd:

“Hot dogs that fly, swim and protect your children! Bologna sculptures and Sea Monkeys! Through a series of letters to his doctor, Randy Scuffle shares his inventions and ideas to make the world a better place. Randy expresses these earnest passions through a series of “art projects,” and has devised a plan to help a chosen few people live forever.”

Your world will forever be lacking if you don’t come to hear more of this.

The reading will begin at 7 p.m. with Rod’s presentation to start; an open mic will follow. Tamales and tinga (all bologna-free) will be available for purchase, and as always, the event is BYOB with no admission fee. See you on March 22nd!

Author’s Bio: RH Piechowski has lived in the Chicago area for over 25 years and feels most comfortable writing humor. He has worked in small market radio and has done voiceover work for industrial training films, resulting in deep knowledge of how to lubricate paper-making machines. He has worked in trade publishing, where he became familiar with and fascinated by the processed meat industry, especially how ham is manufactured. He is a graduate of Players Workshop of Second City, where he projected a shy yet competent stage presence. He once submitted a story to a major newspaper’s Christmas story contest. It was about a man who wore a reindeer puppet where his right hand used to be. The story did not win. Since then, he has kept his fiction mostly to himself. Until now. The Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series has drawn him out. He looks forward to reading from his first book, and hopes you enjoy the evening.