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Essay Fiesta is All Grown Up On November 17

Essay Fiesta is All Grown Up On November 17

We are 5 now. That means we are REALLY OLD. Like any other 5 year-old child, we can now count ten or more objects, peddle a tricycle, and speak clearly using more complex sentences. We are also better able to express our emotions. And we have so many emotions. It’s been 5 years since co-founders Alyson Lyon and … Continue reading

Our July Lineup Would Knock Hemingway Out

Our July Lineup Would Knock Hemingway Out

Put on your Hemingway-shaped party hat and come on out to The Book Cellar at 7:00 pm on Monday, July 21st. Hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast will be joined by a lineup so good, you’ll wish you could sit in a boat with them for days, trying to catch a giant fish. Scott Smith grew up in the suburbs of Chicago … Continue reading

A Hemingtastic Essay Fiesta on July 21st

A Hemingtastic Essay Fiesta on July 21st

July 21st is not only the date of our next Fiesta, but it’s also the day that Ernest Miller Hemingway punched his way out of his mother’s womb in Oak Park, Illinois. Whether or not you were enchanted with his prose when your high school English teacher made you read The Sun Also Rises, you have to … Continue reading

Get to Know Essay Fiesta’s June Performers

Essay Fiesta’s special tribute to Chicago is just around the corner! On June 18, your favorite Chicago live lit event will be honoring the Windy City’s 175th birthday with a Chicago-themed show. Come out to the Book Cellar to witness the amazing literary feats of our esteemed performers: Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby. This woman … Continue reading

Get to Know: Kim Morris and Adam Guerino

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! We are just a weekend away from the big show. Mark your calendars for Oct. 17 and say “I’m Attending” to our Facebook event because this is going to be one heck of a show. Rounding out our line-up are two very talented performers: Kim Morris and Adam Guerino. Kim is … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces Its October Line-Up

Fall is most certainly in the air, which means its time to warm up with some spiked apple cider, some canned soup and a bunch of great writers. On Oct. 17, Essay Fiesta will be welcoming a range of talent, from stand-up comics to savvy storytellers. Feast your eyes on our line-up: OutLoud Chicago producer … Continue reading

Get To Know: Amye Day

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! It’s hump day! Just a couple more days until the weekend. And then just a couple more days until Essay Fiesta! It’s a doozy of a show, what with the amazing readers we have lined up. And one of these amazing readers is Amye Day. By day, Amye works at Loyola … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Reveals September Line-Up

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! September marks the end of summer. But not to worry. We’ll have a whole crew of sizzling readers to keep the fire burning. On Sept. 19 at the Book Cellar, Alyson and Keith we will play host to the following talents: Playwright and former Neo-Futurist Andy Bayiates . . . Founder … Continue reading