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Come See Keith Ecker at Mortified!

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Do you like readings? Of course you do. Do you like people embarrassing themselves in public? Who doesn’t? Then you will absolutely love Mortified! Schubas (3159 N. Southport Ave.) is hosting the next installment of the popular series on Sept. 30 at 7:30 p.m. The show features everyday people reading aloud … Continue reading

Keith Reads at Orange Alert This Sunday

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! Need a little more reading in your life? Then catch the Blue Line to Logan Square this Sunday and check out the Orange Alert reading series. Hosted by media mogul Jason Behrends, the series features local authors of all varieties, from the likes of Lindsay Hunter (Quickies) to James Kennedy to … Continue reading

Pictures from Last Night’s Essay Fiesta

Hey Essay Fiesta fans. Last night was an amazing show! We packed the Book Cellar more than ever. Our readers were amazing. Thank you again to Kristin Clifford, Tom Wolferman, Scott Smith, Robyn Okrant and Diana Slickman. Alyson and Keith really can’t express how touched they are that so many people appreciate their little show. … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announce July Line-Up

Just off the heels of celebrating America, Essay Fiesta is ready to celebrate the mighty essay with an amazing July line-up. Come out on July 18 to the Book Cellar to hear some absolutely amazing readers and donate to a wonderful cause (826CHI). In no particular order (we love them all equally): Stand-up comic┬áCameron Esposito … Continue reading

Don’t Miss Printers Row And Interface

This Saturday June 4 at 6:15 p.m., the Chicago Story Collective, which includes Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon of Essay Fiesta, will be performing a special set as part of the Printers Row Fest’s Lit After Dark programming. This is a huge honor, and we really hope some of our dedicated fans will come out … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Is Monday!

Mark your calendars, Essay Fiesta fans! Our next show is right around the corner. Join us on Monday May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar for another installment of our reading series. We’re welcoming a talented crew of guests, including a stand-up comic, a Neo-Futurist and a recent guest on Oprah! Click here … Continue reading

Keith Ecker Performs At The Beauty Bar

Do you like booze and manicures? Sure, we all do! Then come check out Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker this Sunday. He will be reading at the Two With Water Rx reading series. The monthly event takes place at the Beauty Bar, Chicago’s hippest hipster martini-manicure bar. In honor of Mother’s Day, the theme is TigerMOMents … Continue reading

Two Days Until High School Horror Stories

We are just two days away until High School Horror Stories. This is going to be one crazy show. Singing, stories, prom dresses, Jell-O shots and, of course, the crowning of the King and Queen. How amazing is that? This ain’t your mama’s reading. Come on out to Town Hall Pub and catch the Chicago … Continue reading