Save the Date(s)! THC Reading Series Events for 2015

The Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series may have taken a break for the month of July, but that doesn’t mean that we don’t have great readings planned for the rest of the year. Here’s our schedule for the rest of 2015:

Check back here close to each date for more information about the featured reader (or readers!). All readings are on Saturdays and will start at 7 p.m; as always, we’ll hold an open mic for the second half of the show.

We look forward to seeing you!

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June THC Writers Group Meeting + New Blog Announcement!

Good news! Matt, the coordinator of the Tamale Hut Café Writers Group, has started a blog where he’ll be sharing announcements of upcoming meetings and recaps of meetings recently held. You can behold it for yourself in all its glory at thcwritersgroup.wordpress.com.

But just in case you came here looking for information…

The next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, June 13, at the Tamale Hut Café, starting at 2PM.  If you can attend, we’d love to see you there.

Join the group for conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup@gmail.com for more information or to get on the distribution list. Or you can just drop by 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside on Saturday the 13th at 2PM.

Hope to see you there!

Check Out the Tamale Hut Cafe 2015 Short Story Contest!

In case you haven’t heard about it yet, for the second year in a row, Tamale Hut Cafe is holding its Short Story Contest!

Do you have a story that’s 3000 words or less and that you think is worth a nice chunk of prize money? (Or, have you been looking for some kind of external motivation to sit down and finally get that story idea banging around in your head down on paper?) Then check out the Tamale Hut Cafe 2015 Short Story Contest. It doesn’t matter what genre you work in, but it does matter 1) that you submit the story through the contest’s Submittable page by July 10, 2015, and 2) if you’re chosen as one of the top prize winners, that you can come hang out at Tamale Hut Cafe and read your story on Saturday, November 21, 2015. So take a look!

A disclaimer: we here at the Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series have nothing to do with running the contest, so check out the two pages linked above if you have questions or comments for the contest organizers. However, we will be welcoming the first, second, and third place winners as our featured readers in November 2015, so we hope to see you then.

Good luck!

THC Writers Group Meeting, Saturday, May 9 @ 2 PM

Has it been a month already? The next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, May 9th, at the Tamale Hut Café, starting at 2PM.  If you can attend, we’d love to see you there.

Join the group for conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to get on the distribution list. Or you can just drop by 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside on Saturday the 9th at 2PM.

Hope to see you there!

THC Writers Group Meeting, Saturday, April 11 @ 2 PM

The next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, April 11th, starting at 2PM.  Join the group for conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to get on the distribution list. Or you can just drop by 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside on Saturday the 11th at 2PM.

Hope to see you there!

THC Writers Group Meeting, Saturday, March 14 @ 2 pm

Writers! Looks like we might be getting a break in the arctic weather this week, but that just means we’re swapping frozen sidewalks for puddles from the melting snow. Put on your galoshes and join us Saturday, March 14 at 2PM at the Tamale Hut Cafe for fun conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for more information and to get on the distribution list. Hope to see you there!

THC Writers Group Meeting, Saturday, February 14 @ 2 PM

I just had to include the first paragraph of the e-mail that Matt, coordinator of the Writers Group, sent to the distribution list: “The date of the next Tamale Hut Café Writers Group is fast approaching.  I’m not planning anything special because it’ll be Valentine’s Day, and you don’t have to bring me chocolates or flowers.  A nice card will be just fine.  You know what I like.”

No matter how you feel about chocolates, flowers, or Valentine’s Day cards (I’m partial to conversation hearts myself), the next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, February 14th, starting at 2PM.  Join the group for conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to get on the distribution list. Or you can just drop by 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside on Saturday the 14th at 2PM.

Hope you’ll visit Tamale Hut Café then for the Writing Group, and on the 21st for the next Reading Series night (more details to come)!

THC Writers Group Meeting, Saturday, January 10 @ 2 PM

The holiday season is almost over, as is 2014 and if you’re like us, your 2015 calendar is filling up even before it hits the wall. While you’re marking your important dates, be sure to write down January’s Tamale Hut Cafe Writers Group meeting!

The next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, January 10th, starting at 2PM.  Join the group for conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to get on the distribution list. Or you can just drop by 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside on Saturday the 10th at 2PM.

Hope to see you all then for the Writing Group (and on the 31th for the first Reading Series night of 2015)!

THC Writers Group Meeting, Saturday, December 13 @ 2 PM

The next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, December 13th, at the Tamale Hut Cafe. Join the group at 2PM for conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to get on the distribution list. Or you can just drop by 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside on Saturday the 13th at 2PM.

Hope to see you all then!

THC Writers Group Meeting, Saturday, November 8 @ 2 PM

Is it really November already?  It seems that we were just putting away the hats and gloves from last winter and now we’re taking them out again.

The next THC Writers Group meeting will be Saturday, November 8th, at the Tamale Hut Cafe. Join the group at 2PM for conversation, camaraderie, and a little constructive criticism of your work. All are welcome, no matter what genre you write in. Please e-mail thcwritersgroup[at]gmail[dot]com for more information or to get on the distribution list. Or you can just drop by 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside on Saturday the 8th at 2PM.

Also on the 8th, at 7 PM, will be the closing reception for the latest gallery showing from artist and friend of the THC Writing Series Stephie Bieniek.

Hope to see you all for one (or both) of these events!