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Essay Fiesta Will ‘Wow!’ You on August 15th!

Essay Fiesta Will ‘Wow!’ You on August 15th!

On August 15, 1977, the Big Ear telescope at Ohio State University received a strong narrow-band radio signal that appeared to be of extraterrestrial origin. Astronomer Jerry Ehman was so impressed that he circled the reading and wrote ‘Wow!’ beside it. The signal has been referred to as the ‘Wow!’ signal ever since. On August … Continue reading

Hungover Dads Love Our June Lineup

Hungover Dads Love Our June Lineup

We know that his head is pounding from the Father’s Day kegger, but find a hungover dad (any hungover dad will do), give him some water, and bring him to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, June 20th for an evening of personal essays in support of 826CHI. He’s going to love all of … Continue reading

Make Way For Our May Lineup, Okay?

Make Way For Our May Lineup, Okay?

Monday the 16th of May is today. This very day! Come down to The Book Cellar Cafe at 7pm, and stay (until they close.) We’re giving 826CHI all of the money you can pay. This lineup will put on an essay display that shines even brighter than the milky way: Lily Be is Chicago’s very … Continue reading

Our April Lineup Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean

Our April Lineup Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean

April in Chicago started with some pretty shitty showers (of snow and ice and rain and hail and Ted Cruz), but now the weather man is telling us it’s not going to rain, so come to The Book Cellar on Monday, April 18th at 7pm to raise money for 826CHI. Hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast have put together a lineup that’s … Continue reading

ONLY YOU Can Appreciate Our April Lineup

ONLY YOU Can Appreciate Our April Lineup

Tonight is the night! Monday, April 20th! Do Smokey the Bear proud and come out to The Book Cellar at 7 pm. (Bring s’mores. And Doritos. Plus a couple pizzas and a bag of Funyuns. Thanks.) We’ll be passing around the bucket to raise money for 826CHI and our smoking-hot readers will be passing around some smoking-hot stories. Rebecca … Continue reading