Essay Fiesta turns 10 years old this month, which is 70 in dog years, 56 in cat years, and 127.8 in live lit years. Like many dogs and cats entering their golden years, Essay Fiesta can be trusted to be left at home alone without wrecking the furniture, but let’s face it, it ain’t the … Continue reading
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Our September Lineup Does Not Include Willy
Holy moly, check out our awesome lineup. You can see them at the Book Cellar on Monday, September 17th at 7pm without having to see Willy Nast. What a treat! Britt Julious is a writer of many genres, an editor, a digital nomad, and a storyteller from Chicago. She currently serves as the Editorial Director … Continue reading
Our November Lineup Is Ready To Blow Out All of our Candles (With Their Words)!
IT’S OUR 8TH BIRTHDAY. You are morally obligated to come down to The Book Cellar on Monday, November 20th at 7pm. Also, this lineup is going to be so good, we might never need to have another birthday: Britt Julious is a journalist, essayist, and storyteller. Her writing has appeared in the Esquire, ELLE, GQ, … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Turns 8 on November 20!
Essay Fiesta turns 8 years old this month, which is 56 in dog years, 49 in cat years, and 84.3 in live lit years. Like many middle-aged dogs and cats, Essay Fiesta can be trusted to be left at home alone without wrecking the furniture. It will, however, still pee on the floor from time … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Turns 7 on November 21st!
Essay Fiesta turns 7 years old this month, which is 49 in dog years, 44 in cat years, and 53.8 in live lit years. Like many middle-aged dogs and cats, Essay Fiesta can be trusted to be left at home alone without wrecking the furniture. It will, however, still pee on the floor from time … Continue reading
Our January Lineup Is A Real Force!
Instead of going to see the new Star Wars movie for the 14th time, how about you come see us on Monday night, January 18th, 7pm – at The Book Cellar. We have fewer special effects, but our fandom is even nerdier, and these writers will play some sweet jedi mind tricks on you: Stephanie … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Strikes Back in 2016!
The new Star Wars movie was undoubtedly the single biggest event in entertainment in 2015, but its box office dominance is about to come to an abrupt end. Cinemas everywhere will sit empty and movie theater screens will go dark, as record crowds flock to The Book Cellar for 2016’s first edition of Essay Fiesta, … Continue reading
On May 18th, A Cray Display of May Essays!
Say! It’s May! Time to allay your dismay – winter’s gray no longer holds you under its sway. Don’t delay, sashay your way down to The Book Cellar on Monday, May 18th, 7pm, for your hosts Willy Nast and Karen Shimmin and this lineup of writers in their respective heydays: The Back Talk Creative Director … Continue reading
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
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