Essay Fiesta is All Grown Up On November 17

Essay Fiesta is All Grown Up On November 17

We are 5 now. That means we are REALLY OLD. Like any other 5 year-old child, we can now count ten or more objects, peddle a tricycle, and speak clearly using more complex sentences. We are also better able to express our emotions. And we have so many emotions. It’s been 5 years since co-founders Alyson Lyon and … Continue reading

Our October Lineup Vill Vow You Vith Their Vords

Our October Lineup Vill Vow You Vith Their Vords

It’s Bela Lugosi’s 132nd birthday and ve vant to celebrate it vith you. Come to Ze Book Cellar at 7:00 pm on October 20th, 2014. Get ready to sink your fangs into stories from this vonderful lineup: David Boyle recently performed his original solo play “An Accidental Organist” at the inaugural Elgin Fringe Festival. He is the artistic director … Continue reading

On October 20th, Essay Fiesta Vill Be Vonderful!

On October 20th, Essay Fiesta Vill Be Vonderful!

Bela Lugosi was born on October 20th, 1882, in full Dracula regalia. Throughout his entire life, he never removed his cape, even insisting on keeping it draped around his shoulders while showering. By the time he achieved success as a character actor in Hollywood, that cape had gotten pretty gross, ultimately contributing to fewer movie … Continue reading

Our September Lineup Will Gnat* Disappoint You!

Our September Lineup Will Gnat* Disappoint You!

We’re gnat** gonna let this dreary weather drag us down. Come on out to The Book Cellar at 7:00 pm on Monday, September 15th. This lineup is gnat*** something you want to miss. Stephanie Chavara is an actor, writer, and teaching artist. She’s worked at The Goodman, Strawdog, Remy Bumppo, Adventure stage, and Signal Ensemble among others. As … Continue reading

Our August Lineup is Lighter Than Air

Our August Lineup is Lighter Than Air

Come on out to The Book Cellar at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 18th. This lineup is so good, they could make a helium atom react. Kelsie Huff is a stand-up comedian and writing/stand-up instructor. She also produces and hosts a comedy show called the kates, held right here at The Book Cellar. The next show will be August 30th … Continue reading

On August 18th, Essay Fiesta Will Be a Real Gas!

On August 18th, Essay Fiesta Will Be a Real Gas!

On August 18th, 1868, a group of French astronomers discovered helium. On August 19th, 1868, they discovered what happens to your voice when you inhale helium. On August 20th, 1868, they gave up their scientific pursuits to tour the countryside entertaining villages with their sideshow. At 7pm on Monday, August 18th, 2014 , Essay Fiesta celebrates … Continue reading