Essay Fiesta Will ‘Wow!’ You on August 15th!

Essay Fiesta Will ‘Wow!’ You on August 15th!

On August 15, 1977, the Big Ear telescope at Ohio State University received a strong narrow-band radio signal that appeared to be of extraterrestrial origin. Astronomer Jerry Ehman was so impressed that he circled the reading and wrote ‘Wow!’ beside it. The signal has been referred to as the ‘Wow!’ signal ever since. On August … Continue reading

Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom Pow Crackle!

Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom Pow Crackle!

Now that July Fourth is two weeks gone, you’ve exhausted your fireworks stockpile down to a few piddly sparklers. But don’t despair! Come to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, July 18th for this lineup of writers and performers who will bring the boom-pow-crackle without violating noise ordinances: Diana Slickman is a 30-year veteran … Continue reading

Hungover Dads Love Our June Lineup

Hungover Dads Love Our June Lineup

We know that his head is pounding from the Father’s Day kegger, but find a hungover dad (any hungover dad will do), give him some water, and bring him to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, June 20th for an evening of personal essays in support of 826CHI. He’s going to love all of … Continue reading

Take A Hungover Dad To Essay Fiesta on June 20th!

Take A Hungover Dad To Essay Fiesta on June 20th!

Father’s Day, the day when all fathers get away from their families to throw a raging, dads-only keg party in the woods, is always followed the next day by the less-recognized-but-equally-important Hungover Dad Day, when dads sleep in, skip work, and eventually watch all their pending Snapchat stories from the Father’s Day kegger. After your … Continue reading

Make Way For Our May Lineup, Okay?

Make Way For Our May Lineup, Okay?

Monday the 16th of May is today. This very day! Come down to The Book Cellar Cafe at 7pm, and stay (until they close.) We’re giving 826CHI all of the money you can pay. This lineup will put on an essay display that shines even brighter than the milky way: Lily Be is Chicago’s very … Continue reading