Baby, it’s cold outside, and we’re going to deal with it the way all Chicagoans do—by shutting ourselves inside and not speaking to anyone until it’s warm again. That’s right! We are taking our first ever winter hiatus. There’s no need to drop by to bring us soup. Just like any other hibernating mammal, Essay Fiesta will be reducing its heart rate, blood flow, and oxygen consumption and living off of body fat, so it won’t need to eat, drink, urinate, or defecate. Science!
Don’t worry! We’ll open our eyes and crawl out of our hole on the third Monday of March, ready to regenerate our stomach lining, hear some personal essays at The Book Cellar, and raise money for 826CHI.
In the meantime, you can get your story fix from some of our friends: