Congratulations Kyle Beachy!

Kyle Beachy, our reader for this Saturday’s event, just landed a tenure track position at Roosevelt University. Read all about it on Roosevelt University’s MFA Blog or, better yet, come to the reading Saturday at 7pm and congratulate him yourself. Maybe buy him a tamale or buy his book, The Slide.

See you Saturday.


Next Reader: Kyle Beachy March 19th

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Daylight savings springs us ahead toward our next reading. Chicago author Kyle Beachy will be reading from new and old works at the Tamale Hut Cafe at 7pm March 19th. Kyle will have books for sale at about $12 each. As always autographs are free. Come out to support a local author and have a great meal with friends.

Thanks everyone!

Scott Blackwood answering questions about his work
Jenny with readers Cortez and Audrey
Ellie Blackwood with her father, Scott
Good turnout for Scott Blackwood
Keryn Stewart reading
Chris, author of Cleared for Weird, presented a new story at last night’s reading

Last night was a blast. Scott Blackwood treated Tamale Hut Cafe patrons to the opening chapter from his new book in progress, as well as reading from his last book We Agreed to Meet Just Here. People loved his stories so much, Scott sold all the books he brought.

We also had some new readers participate in open mic: John Wirtz regaled us with an Ode to Bacchus; Keryn Stewart and her friend Matt also read poetry including a collaborative poem they created playing word games over email.

At the end of the night, Scott commented that Jaime’s tamales and chicken tinga were awesome and wished there was a location downtown so he could pick up Tamale Hut Cafe tamales and tinga at lunch or after work. We told him to not be a stranger and come out to our next reading. There’s always more room for tamales, tinga and tall tales.

Next reading: Scott Blackwood Feb 19th

We Agreed to Meet Just Here — Winner AWP Prize for the Novel and Texas Institute of Letters Award for Best Work of Fiction

Less than a week until the next reading. This time The Tamale Hut Cafe Reading Series welcomes award winning author, educator, and Director of Roosevelt University’s MFA Creative Writing Program, Scott Blackwood. So please come out and give a warm welcome to this Texas transplant. As always bring something to read and bring your appetite.

Jason L. Brock TONIGHT!!!

Jason L. Brock

Hi all you Tamale Hut Cafe fans. Tonight, for our main event, Jason L. Brock is going to throw down some verse at the first reading of 2011. Afterward, all-comers are invited to jump into the open-mic round-robin reading melee.

So get in on the action and join us for poetry, prose and tamales @ 7pm only at Tamale Hut Cafe 8300 W Cermak North Riverside IL.