We don’t care that Monday is a school day, okay? Run away to the Book Cellar Cafe. Order a cafe au lait or a glass of cabernet (or beaujolais) and watch this lineup put on an essay display:
Archy Jamjun is a storyteller and writer from Chicago. He has participated in many shows around the city including The Stoop, This Much is True, and OUTspoken! He won The 25th Annual Chicago’s Biggest Liar Contest and in 2015 he won The Moth Grandslam. He is also an MFA student at Roosevelt University and a server at The Gage.
Carrie Cook grew up in a small town in Indiana and went to a series of schools whose mascots were Abraham Lincoln, an angry dachshund, and a train, respectively. She majored in film, works in tech, and was 4 credits short of a post-bacc in writing when her parents’ asked, ‘Do you need ANOTHER degree for something you will never get paid to do?’. Her other writing has appeared in probably the best livejournal you’ll ever read, and she is truly honored to be reading at Essay Fiesta this month!
Lindsay Eanet can be seen around town at shows like Is This A Thing?, OUTSpoken, You’re Being Ridiculous and Story Jam, and next to you at your favorite bar, skipping over all your songs on the jukebox. She has a weakness for reality competition shows and cries an average of four times every episode of American Ninja Warrior. But enough about her, let’s talk about you.
Gina Watters is a writer living in Chicago. She has read her stories at Essay Fiesta, Miss Spoken, Story Club, Feminist Happy Hour, You’re Being Ridiculous, Write Club and others. Her work will be featured in Rust Belt Chicago: An Anthology from Belt Publishing, available August 10th.
Eileen Tull is a storyteller, solo performer, and arts educator. Her work has been seen all over the country, from San Francisco to New York City and in Chicago at You’re Being Ridiculous, Chicago Dramatists, Loose Chicks, Salonathon, and Stage Left Theatre, where she recently won the title of “Worst Playwright” at DrekFest. Eileen co-hosts Sappho’s Salon every month at Women and Children First bookstore.