Tagged with Bryan Bowden

Essay Fiesta’s May Line-Up!

Yo, Essay Fiesta fans! Have we got a show for you! Join us May 16 at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar for our next installment. As a precursor to summer, we’re getting sizzling with the following amazingly talented readers: Director and teacher Matthew Miller Neo-Futurist Dina Walters Stand-up comic Bryan Bowden Author Sara Connell … Continue reading

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Get To Know Bryan Bowden

Essay Fiesta is featuring yet another returning reader on our October roster. It’s Bryan Bowden! Bryan is both a stand-up comic and a teacher. He has performed all across the Chicago area. He has bestowed his vast knowledge of joke telling onto the youth of today at the Second City Training Center where he teaches … 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 Is Moving Right Along

This past weekend, Essay Fiesta did some heavy lifting—literally. Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker moved just a few blocks to a new pad in the heart of Andersonville. The space is perfect for a writer, complete with a separate office that overlooks a backyard. Helping with the transition, both physically and emotionally, were Essay Fiesta’s very … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know John Barry

Essay Fiesta is in the air! Which means it’s time to start letting you get a little personal with our upcoming readers. Our first reader to highlight is stand-up comic John Barry! Essay Fiesta first met John Barry when we all helped alum Bryan Bowden move his stuff to his girlfriend’s place. Let us tell … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta’s Summer Reading Picks Part 2

If you didn’t get a chance to read Keith Ecker’s summer reading pick or Alyson Lyon’s summer reading pick, you’re in luck. The duo behind Essay Fiesta have finished their last books and have two more summer reading recommnendations. Keith’s pick comes straight from the book collection of Essay Fiesta alum Bryan Bowden. After helping … Continue reading

Thank You!

Thank you everyone who made it out to Essay Fiesta last night. We had a wonderful show, and thanks to you all, we broke our previous fundraising record. We’d like to once again thank all our readers: William Shunn, Jim Pickett, Cameron Esposito, Rebecca Rine-Stone and Bryan Bowden. For those that didn’t get a chance … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Reader Profile: Bryan Bowden

Bryan Bowden is a manly mountain man who hails from North Carolina. Legend has it, he caught a bear with his bare hands and rode it cross-country to Chicago. That legend is probably false. Currently Bowden is a stand-up comic. He performs regularly around town. Bowden also has a gift for teaching. He currently is … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta’s April Line-Up

Wait no longer folks. Behold! Essay Fiesta’s April line-up in all its list-like glory! (The show will be on April 19th at the Book Cellar at 7 p.m.) Stand-up comic Cameron Esposito Writer, activist and the brains behind LifeLube.org Jim Pickett Stand-up comic and Second City Training Center instructor Bryan Bowden Science fiction writer William … Continue reading

Second City 7 Day Shorts

Update! The short is now officially on the Second City 7 Day Shorts YouTube Channel. Hurrah! Here’s the much-anticipated video short we’ve been telling you about featuring Essay Fiesta co-producer Keith Ecker. It’s called “Atomic Test,” and it was written by Essay Fiesta alum Bryan Bowden, filmed by Essay Fiesta videographer Elizabeth McQuern and co-starring … Continue reading