Next Reader Berwyn’s Own Frank Rogaczewski, April 16th

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On April 16th, Tamale Hut Cafe will be proud to present poet, and Berwyn resident, Frank Rogaczewski. Continue reading “Next Reader Berwyn’s Own Frank Rogaczewski, April 16th”


Another Great Event!

Kyle Beachy’s The Slide
Kyle reading from new novel in progress
Readers Matt and Chris grab a smoke before reading
Patty reading from her story “The Box”
Good turnout for Kyle Beachy
Matt reads his poetry
Jaime Flores talking to two new attendees
Kyle signing his book for Tim Moore
Jenny with Rebecca Hyland and Chris Hyatt
Chris Hyatt and Rebecca Hyland and other attendee
April’s reader Frank Rogaczewski and his partner Beverly

Thanks everyone for coming to Kyle’s event. It was great to see many regulars as well as meet some new readers and attendees. Tamale Hut regular Patty Templeton read from her novellette “The Box.” New reader Tim Moore was a big hit with his short story  “Thank God for Facebook.” And our resident horror writer, Chris Hyatt, read a story which failed to get him fired from a job.

Don’t forget to come out to the April 16th event and see and hear, Berwyn’s own, Frank Rogaczewski read some of his poetry.

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.