Ahoy! On the horizon, nested in the sandy shores of Lincoln Square, there be the next installment of Essay Fiesta! Steer ye trusty vessel toward shore and drop anchor at The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, September 19th (which also happens to be International Talk Like a Pirate Day). Fearless captains Karen Shimmin and … Continue reading
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Our October Lineup Is Twice As Sweet With Half the Calories!
We hope you had a great National Chocolate Cupcake Day. While you’re digesting all that frosting, why don’t you loosen the belt a notch and come see us on Monday night – October 19th, 7pm – at The Book Cellar. These writers will be just as sweet with only half the caloric intake. Keith Ecker … Continue reading
Our September Lineup Will Please You With Proper Punctuation
Aw yeah. Super-sexy National Punctuation Day is almost here, and so is the next Essay Fiesta. Come see us on Monday night – September 21st, 7pm – at The Book Cellar, where these writers will make you utter sweet exclamation points, then leave you breathless as ellipses (before cuddling you close in the loving embrace … Continue reading
Our Lineup in May Keeps the Dismay Away
Monday the 18th of May is the day! Come down to The Book Cellar at 7pm, and stay! (For a while.) Our lineup will slay with essay laser rays. And we’ll collect for 826CHI whatever you can pay. Hooray! Britt Julious is an essayist and journalist born and bred in the city. She currently serves … Continue reading
How MAY Essay Fiesta Help You? With This Awesome Lineup! MONDAY
April showers have brought an awesome May lineup. Sticks and stones may break your bones, but this lineup will rock your face off. Come what may, just come to The Book Cellar on MONDAY – May 20th – 7pm and see this lineup. You MAY as well. (Ok, I’m done now.) David Boyle is the … Continue reading
Hear Ye! A Proclamation From Your New Leaders!
Napoleon, Alexander the Great, Genghis Khan, Julius Caesar – what did they have in common? All were expert strategists and conquerors… of social media. Having recently invaded Essay Fiesta and claimed its fertile soil and peasant class of storytellers as our own, we (Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast) have decided to give this here blog … Continue reading
Goodbye Keith & Alyson!
Essay Fiesta is about to celebrate its 3rd year. And it will be a bittersweet birthday as we say farewell to our hosts and producers Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon. The show’s creators are heading off into the sunset, but the show will remain. That’s right, Keith and Alyson are handing the reigns to two … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta’s October Show Is Coming Up!
Sorry we’ve been a little MIA on our BLOG. But things have been crazy busy in Essay Fiesta land. We hope you’ll join us for our Oct. 15th show, which sports a really amazing line-up of performers. Don’t believe us? Check it out: Our next show is less than a week away! We can’t wait … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Announces July Line-Up!
If you missed Essay Fiesta’s celebration of Chicago’s 175th birthday last week, you truly missed out. The performers brought their A games. We had tales of sweaty summers, Blago trials, stabbings and more! Did we mention this whole shindig is free? Aaaaand it supports 826CHI! Keith and Alyson are pleased as pickles to announce July’s … Continue reading
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