Essay Fiesta Gets Olympic With It on February 17

Unusual Meeting On The SlopesWhere would you rather be on Monday, February 17th at 7pm? In an unfinished hotel in Russia, catching a nasty eye infection from Bob Costas? Or at The Book Cellar, sipping on beer and/or wine and listening to world-class writers and storytellers? Why spend your monthly salary on tickets to stand outside in the cold watching the biathlon semi-finals, when instead you can spend an evening watching an amazing lineup and raising money for 826CHI.

So light the eternal flame of your essay torch and join hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast, along with these five interlocking rings of reading greatness:

(To borrow the words of the worst Olympic slogan ever, Essay Fiesta is “Hot. Cool. Yours.”)


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