After what is sure to be a weekend spent in quiet, solemn meditation of how to be a better you, join us at The Book Cellar on Monday, March 17th at 7pm, for this saintly set of essay sayers:
Jen Bosworth is a writer and performer from Evanston. Her solo show “Why Not Me…Love, Cancer and Jack White” is currently on tour and was recently in NYC as part of the New York International Fringe Festival. Jen is a firm believer in under dogs and beating odds. Check out her website at adamnnicelady.com for upcoming gigs, gratuitous good press and other information.
Dina Marie Walters is very happy to return to Essay Fiesta! Dina was a Neo-Futurist for five years, and nowadays can be seen around town telling stories at Guts and Glory, The Encyclopedia Show, Write Club and This Much is True.
Maura Clement spends her days selling yarn at Nina, a knitting shop in Wicker Park, and her nights studying science at Northwestern. She holds a BFA in Acting from the University of Minnesota/ Guthrie Theater and has performed Shakespeare with the Back Room Shakespeare Project, Riverside Theater (Iowa City), Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival, and Bare Theatre (Raleigh, NC). She passionately believes in universal healthcare and hopes to be a kick-ass, Dr. Quinn Medicine Woman-type primary care doctor one day. More of her writing can be found on her website: clementineknits.blogspot.com.
Erin Kahoa does things. Some of these things people seem to enjoy, which may include, but are not limited to, writing, performing, producing PleasureTown, securing pieces of wood to each other, asking people for money on the radio, creating kimchi-based breakfasts, and being a boyfriend to Kate and an uncle to half a dozen or so people who look like him. Also Legos.
Janna Sobel is an actress, improvisor, and solo performer. She also directs and teaches for The Second City Training Center, University of Chicago Lab School, The Old Town School of Folk Music, Destination Imagination and Mudlark Theater Company. She has been a featured writer/performer for Chicago Slam Works, The Encyclopedia Show, Write Club, This Much is True, Story Club, Write Bloody Publishing events, and Young Chicago Authors. Janna also hosts Here’s the Story and co-produces Real Talk Live. You can read more about her at www.jannasobel.com.