Tagged with 2nd Story

Get To Know Dana Norris And Molly Each

We here at Essay Fiesta like old friends just as much as we like the new. That’s why we’re pleased as punch to welcome back readers Dana Norris and Molly Each. Dana Norris runs the hit lit open mic Story Club. She is also a founder of the Chicago Story Collective along with Essay Fiesta’s … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces June Line-Up

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Our June line-up has shaped up to be an eclectic mix of extraordinary talent. Mark your calendars for June 20 at 7 p.m. and prepare to have your socks completely wowed off. Essay Fiesta is proud to welcome: Actor, writer and director Jason Economus . . . . Story Club producer … Continue reading

Get To Know: Molly Each

Fans of Essay Fiesta know that we are big fans of the other reading series in town. And one of our favorites is 2nd Story. That’s just one of the many reasons why we’re pleased to highlight our upcoming reader Molly Each. Besides being  a freelance writer, editor and storyteller, Molly is a curator at … Continue reading

Announcing Our March Readers!

On March 21, Essay Fiesta is welcoming a world of talent. Come see the writings of: 2nd Story curator Molly Each   Stand-up comic Adam Guerino     Comedian and writer Paul Luikart   Curbside Splendor publisher Victor David Giron     Writer and author Ted McClelland

Get To Know: Matt Miller

Some people look forward to the weekend. We here at Essay Fiesta look forward to Mondays. That’s when we’ll be filling the Book Cellar with some truly amazing true stories by some truly amazing talent. And our final reader to highlight is Matt Miller. Matt is an accomplished director and teacher. His credits include Profiles … Continue reading

Get To Know: Andrew Reilly

We love welcoming back past readers. And we’re super enthused to be saying hello again to Andrew Reilly. He’ll be reading at the next Essay Fiesta on Jan. 17 at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar. Andrew is an award-winning writer. He has written for a number of publications including The Onion’s A.V. Club and … Continue reading

Get To Know Andrew Reilly

Us Essay Fiesta folks love 2nd Story, the theatrical storytelling series that hosts shows at Webster’s Wine Bar, Morseland and other locations. That’s why we are pleased as punch to welcome 2nd Story contributor Andrew Reilly to our show. Andrew is an award-winning writer. He has written for a number of publications including The Onion’s … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Visits The Chicago Fringe Festival

Yo! Essay Fiesta fans! The first-ever Chicago Fringe Festival is officially underway in the Pilsen neighborhood, boasting a bazillion shows on a gazillion stages from all over the country, world and stratosphere! Last night Essay Fiesta’s Alyson Lyon went to the Casa Aztlan and saw The Steve Show. The Steve Show is written by and … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces September Line-Up

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Have we got a great show planned for Sept. 20. We’ll be welcoming old faces and new faces alike. Check out who’ll be taking the mic below. Write Club host Ian Belknap Neo-Futurist Alum Noelle Krimm 2nd Story Contributor Andrew Reilly Comedian, Author and Teacher Rebecca Rine-Stone Former Playboy.com Editor Scott … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know John Wilson

Us here at Essay Fiesta can barely contain ourselves in anticipation of the awesomeness that is our August showcase. We are literally doing the “I need to go potty” dance. But for now, we’ll have to satiate our literary appetites by telling you a little bit about one of our upcoming readers John Wilson. John … Continue reading