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Essay Fiesta Shivers Your Timbers on September 19th!

Essay Fiesta Shivers Your Timbers on September 19th!

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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Hear Ye! A Proclamation From Your New Leaders!

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 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