THC Reading Series Presents the ‘Exigencies’ Showcase, Saturday, May 16 @ 7 PM

Every now and then, we hold a reading event that showcases several featured readers instead of just one. That’s what Tamale Hut Cafe Presents has in store for you this month.

Exigencies has been dubbed a “neo-noir anthology,” a collection of short stories tinged with urgency and suspense. For our May reading, we’ll be featuring two of the authors with stories in this collection: Chicago-area writer Nathan M. Beauchamp and one of the many familiar faces at our readings, Brendan Detzner.

It’s sure to be a nail-biting time (unless nail biting is a habit you’ve worked hard to give up on), so come out and join us! The reading will start at 7 p.m. on Saturday, May 16, with the featured readers; an open mic will follow. As always, admission is free, and there will be Tamale Hut Cafe’s food and drink available for purchase. And just for your reference, Tamale Hut Cafe is located at 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside.

See you on the 16th!

Author Bios:

Author Nathan M. Beauchamp
Author Nathan M. Beauchamp

Nathan M. Beauchamp is a short fiction and novel writer who lives in Chicago with his wife and two young boys. His short fiction has appeared in Spark: A Creative Anthology, Pantheon Magazine, Under the Bed, The Big Adios and the Exigencies anthology. Chimera, Nathan’s YA science fiction novel, is available on Amazon. Nathan holds an M.F.A. in Creative Writing from Western State University.

Author Brendan Detzner

Brendan Detzner‘s work is sometimes funny, sometimes scary, and usually very strange. His work has appeared in Chzine, Pseudopod, Bizarrocast, One Buck Horror, the Twilight Tales anthology “Book of Dead Things”, the Dark House Press anthology “Exigencies”, and a bunch of other places. He runs the Bad Grammar Theater reading series in Chicago. You can look up Bad Grammar at and keep up with Brendan’s other activities at