Last night’s Essay Fiesta was magical. If you weren’t there, you seriously missed out. We started 2012 off right with a lot of laughs and some very intimate personal revelations. Once again, the house was packed, and we raised some good money for a great cause (826CHI). Weren’t there? Here’s a recap: Alyson Lyon started … Continue reading
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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
Elizabeth McQuern Captures Essay Fiesta
Our wonderful friend Elizabeth McQuern is a photographing fool. She has documented nearly every Essay Fiesta to date. Below is some of her work from our March show. And guess what? She’s for hire!
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
Stories At The Store This Wednesday
Essay Fiesta alum and Chicago Story Collective member Jen Bosworth’s Stories at The Store will be kickin’ it this Wednesday, Jan. 26 at 8 p.m. at The Store (2002 N Halsted)…for free! If you haven’t seen this show, Jen runs it with serious flair! She gets great readers and her in-betweens and asides are comedic … Continue reading
Go See Stories at The Store
Thank you everyone who made the Essay Fiesta one-year anniversary a huge success! The show was absolutely amazing, and you all helped us raise more than $300 for Howard Brown Health Center. Go you! The reading series fun doesn’t stop with us, though. We wanted to let you know about another amazing show happening tomorrow … Continue reading
Get To Know Adam Guerino
By now you should know Adam Guerino. He’s a good friend of Essay Fiesta, having read at multiple shows in the past. You may remember him from his last appearance where he told a harrowing tale of being homeless in Hawaii. Paradise it was not. Adam is a stand-up comic and a prolific producer. He … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Announces October Line-Up!
Can you believe that it’s been almost a year since Alyson and Keith started Essay Fiesta? In these 11 shows, we’ve hosted dozens of artists and hundreds of audience members. Plus, you all have helped us raise nearly $1,500 for Howard Brown Health Center. As we round out our year, we have yet another great … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Performs At Art Haus
Tonight at 8 p.m. at Berlin Nightclub, Essay Fiesta will be joining a huge cast of Chicago’s top talent at the art series Art Haus hosted and produced by Essay Fiesta alum Adam Guerino. Here’s the line-up, as written by Adam: Gasp at painters Atom Basham, Harlan Vaughn and Jack McLaughlin as they present a … Continue reading