[UPDATE: The March 16 Essay Fiesta has been canceled, due to concerns about the coronavirus. We’ll be back soon. Please stay healthy and safe in the meantime.] Essay Fiesta has been asleep for months. But now, after living off its own body fat all winter, it’s ready to crawl out of its hole, stand up … Continue reading
A DECADE of Essay Fiesta on November 18th
Essay Fiesta turns 10 years old this month, which is 70 in dog years, 56 in cat years, and 127.8 in live lit years. Like many dogs and cats entering their golden years, Essay Fiesta can be trusted to be left at home alone without wrecking the furniture, but let’s face it, it ain’t the … Continue reading
On October 21st, Essay Fiesta Will Be Freakin’ Sweet
There are plenty of opportunities to indulge your sweet tooth in October. You can take a bite out of National Chocolate Cupcake Day on October 18th. Sweetest Day, the dumbest pseudo-holiday that ever was, takes place on October 19th. October 20th is apparently National Brandied Fruit Day, which involves real fruit so maybe you won’t get scurvy. And … Continue reading
On September 16th, Essay Fiesta Will Be Willy-Free
Willy Nast isn’t feeling well. Oh wait, I mean, Willy has to work. That sounds convincing, right? ANYWAY, Willy has to miss the show, and now that he’s [cough, finally, cough] out of the way, September’s Essay Fiesta is going to be 100% free of Willy. So put on your wetsuit and swim on over … Continue reading
The Dog Days of Essay Fiesta on August 19th
They’re here: those terrible days when you simultaneously curse the heat of summer and mourn its impending demise. You peel away the clothes that have adhered to your skin with sweat-glue, while keeping an eye on the puffy winter coat in the back of your closet. You’ll need that coat (and the gloves, and the … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Celebrates National Gummy Worm Day on July 15th!
We’re not talking bears. We’re not talking sour peach rings or cola bottles or even twin snakes. We’re talking worms. There is (apparently) a whole, entire day devoted to gummy worms (or gummi worms, depending on your preferred brand) and who are we to question the calendar? Just like you, we wouldn’t dream of missing … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Kicks Off Totally Chill Summer Fun on June 17th
On June 17th, we will be a few short days away from the summer solstice, the day of the year on which the daylight glows longest. After the solstice, of course, the sun shines less and less each day. As early as the Fourth of July, while distracted by flashy exploding things, we will already … Continue reading
On Monday the 20th of May, Make Way for Essays!
Once again it is May. No way, you say? We say way. So put a beret on your toupee and eat a parfait at the gourmet buffet. Don’t let a case of Monday Dismay keep you away from the Book Cellar Cafe on the third Monday in May (that’s May 20th). Join hosts Willy Nast … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Will Not Be Taxing on April 15th
There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and Essay Fiesta. Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Rises From Hibernation on March 18th!
Essay Fiesta has been asleep for months. But now, after living off its own body fat all winter, it’s ready to crawl out of its hole, stand up on its wobbly legs, and locate some easy food sources. On Monday, March 18 at 7pm, Essay Fiesta will rise from its winter slumbers for a feast … Continue reading