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Essay Fiesta Reemerges on March 19th

Essay Fiesta Reemerges on March 19th

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 19 at 7pm, Essay Fiesta will rise from its winter slumbers for a feast … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Turns 8 on November 20!

Essay Fiesta Turns 8 on November 20!

Essay Fiesta turns 8 years old this month, which is 56 in dog years, 49 in cat years, and 84.3 in live lit years. Like many middle-aged dogs and cats, Essay Fiesta can be trusted to be left at home alone without wrecking the furniture. It will, however, still pee on the floor from time … Continue reading

Our October Lineup Has All The Best Words!

Our October Lineup Has All The Best Words!

Don’t be dilatory (procrastinate); head straight down to The Book Cellar on Monday, October 16th at 7pm. This lineup of effulgent (radiant) writers and performers will put an end to your sonntagsleerung (Sunday depressions experienced before the coming workday): Kelsie Huff is a stand-up comedian and creator and host of the kates, a ten year comedy showcase, … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Has a Case of the Mondays on June 19th!

Essay Fiesta Has a Case of the Mondays on June 19th!

On Monday, June 19, 1978, the first Garfield comic strip made its debut in 41 newspapers. Since its inception, the cutting-edge comic has never been afraid to shy away from controversial topics like Mondays, naps, and lasagna, so it’s no wonder that Garfield sprawled to over 2,500 newspapers and spawned a billion-dollar-a-year merchandising enterprise. (Yes, … Continue reading

Oh Hey Our May Lineup Is Going to Slay

Oh Hey Our May Lineup Is Going to Slay

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 … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta is Going into Hibernation

Essay Fiesta is Going into Hibernation

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 … Continue reading