[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 on its wobbly legs, and locate some easy food sources.
On Monday, March 16 at 7pm, Essay Fiesta will rise from its winter slumbers for a feast of readings and performances from Chicago writers. Hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast will be at The Book Cellar eating their weight in cookies and drinking in the nutritious words of this talented lineup:
- Champion Storyteller & 80 Minutes Around the World Host Nestor Gomez
- You’re Being Ridiculous Host Jeremy Owens
- Movie Club Host Mason Johnson
- Storyteller and Actor Rhiannon Koehler
- Playwright and Storytelling Jennifer Rumberger
As always, the show is free, but we’ll be collecting donations for 826CHI. (Instead of hibernating, they have been providing amazing writing programs for Chicago kids all winter.