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Our March Lineup Speaks For Itself

Our March Lineup Speaks For Itself

Look, we don’t want to rain on the parade that is World Puppetry Day, but there’s something that the puppetry Illuminati doesn’t want you to know about puppets: they are dead, soulless inanimate objects. So instead of staying at home and playing with your sad, motionless facsimiles of real people, how about you come on … Continue reading

On March 21st, Essay Fiesta Socks It To You!

On March 21st, Essay Fiesta Socks It To You!

We know, we know. We’re absolutely crazy to schedule the next Essay Fiesta on March 21st, which is the much-anticipated World Puppetry Day. Most of you will be binge-watching episodes of Thunderbirds or Sifl & Olly before heading out to boogie down at your favorite creepy puppet dance party. How can we compete? But just in case … Continue reading

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 August Lineup is Lighter Than Air

Our August Lineup is Lighter Than Air

Come on out to The Book Cellar at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 18th. This lineup is so good, they could make a helium atom react. Kelsie Huff is a stand-up comedian and writing/stand-up instructor. She also produces and hosts a comedy show called the kates, held right here at The Book Cellar. The next show will be August 30th … Continue reading

On August 18th, Essay Fiesta Will Be a Real Gas!

On August 18th, Essay Fiesta Will Be a Real Gas!

On August 18th, 1868, a group of French astronomers discovered helium. On August 19th, 1868, they discovered what happens to your voice when you inhale helium. On August 20th, 1868, they gave up their scientific pursuits to tour the countryside entertaining villages with their sideshow. At 7pm on Monday, August 18th, 2014 , Essay Fiesta celebrates … Continue reading

Our June Readers Are Just So Hæfileikaríkur

Only a few days left until Icelandic Independence Day! Come celebrate with your hosts Willy Nast and Karen Shimmin, as well as these talented flytjendur, at The Book Cellar on Monday, June 17th. Jill Howe lives to tell and loves to listen. Inspired by her urban tribe of creative friends, Jill co-produces Story Sessions, a monthly storytelling … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces September Line-Up

Essay Fiesta had a packed house this past Monday! Thank you all for coming out and showing your support for the local live lit community and for 826CHI. We broke a new fundraising record! Good on you! Our next show is Sept. 17! Co-producer Alyson Lyon is being called away on make-up duty, so we’ll … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Turns Up the Heat in August

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Our August show is right around the corner. Come out on Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. to the Book Cellar so you don’t miss seeing: Stand-up comic Kristin Clifford Neofuturist and BoyGirlBoyGirl members Diana Slickman Hubris Production’s resident director Dennis Frymire Bust Magazine blogger Samantha Vincenty Writer and storyteller Tom Wolferman As always, we’ll be raising money for 826CHI! And there … Continue reading

Update: Essay Fiesta Submissions

Hi Essay Fiesta folks! Keith and Alyson wanted you to know, that as our 3rd-year anniversary approaches in November, we are putting reading submissions on hiatus until December. Currently all shows from now through the anniversary show are in the process of being booked. So to give us a break, we’re going to wait until … Continue reading