The sun is setting at 4pm everyday, and we’re going to deal with the darkness the way all Chicagoans do—by shutting ourselves inside and not speaking to anyone until it’s light and maybe even warm again. That’s right! We are taking our annual winter hiatus. There’s no need to drop by to bring us soup. … Continue reading
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Our November Lineup Is Nine Years In the Making
IT’S OUR 9TH BIRTHDAY. You are morally obligated to come down to The Book Cellar on Monday, November 19th at 7pm. Also, this lineup is going to be so good, we might never need to have another birthday: Archy Jamjun is a storyteller, writer, professor, server, partner, cat-owner and TJ Maxxsonista. His work has been … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Turns 9 on November 19th!
Essay Fiesta turns 9 years old this month, which is 63 in dog years, 52 in cat years, and 97.4 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
On October 15th, Essay Fiesta Will Be A Desideratum (Requirement; Indispensable Thing)!
Only a real ninnyhammer (foolish person; simpleton) would give in to their clinomania (excessive desire to lie down or remain in bed) and miss the October edition of Essay Fiesta. So put on your spraunciest (most dapper or smart in appearance) footwear and step on down to The Book Cellar on Monday, October 15th at … Continue reading
On September 17th, Essay Fiesta Will Be Willy-Free
Willy Nast isn’t feeling well. Oh wait, I mean, Willy has to work. That sounds convincing, right? ANYWAY, Willy has to miss the show, and now that he’s [cough, finally, cough] out of the way, September’s Essay Fiesta is going to be an all-lady live lit experience. So swim on over to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, September … Continue reading
NO AUGUST SHOW – We’ll Be Back in September
Essay Fiesta partied way too hard at Lollapalooza (Willy and Karen were not allowed in because they are olds) and has decided to take a little breather for the month of August. There will be NO SHOW on Monday, August 20th. We encourage you to check out the Book Cellar’s other great events in the … Continue reading
Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom!
Now that July Fourth is two weeks gone, you’ve exhausted your fireworks stockpile down to a few piddly sparklers. But don’t despair! Come to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, July 16th for this lineup of writers and performers who will bring the boom-pow-crackle without violating noise ordinances: erica dreisbach is an artist, writer, and computer programmer in Chicago. She’s been a … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Puts On Metaphorical Fireworks Show on July 16th!
Good news! By the time the third Monday in July comes around, your neighbors will have burned through the seemingly endless supply of fireworks they purchased in Indiana. You and your dog will soon be able to sleep through the night without veterinary Xanax (two for you, one for the dog). This is cause for … Continue reading
Our June Lineup Will Get Your Not-Sad Summer Shining
The solstice is almost here, but don’t let the shorter days and oncoming sensation of certain doom put a damper in your summer. Come on down to The Book Cellar on Monday, June 18th at 7pm, for this lineup that will make you forget the fact that each summer day is actually another step toward … Continue reading
On June 18th, Essay Fiesta Kicks Off Your Totally Fun, Not Depressing Summer Experience
On June 18th, we will be a few short days away from the summer solstice, the day of the year on which the daylight glows longest. After the solstice, of course, the sun shines less and less each day. As early as the Fourth of July, while distracted by flashy exploding things, we will already … Continue reading