Tagged with Chicago Reader

Get To Know: Ted McClelland

Essay Fiesta loves the local press. We have enough stacks of alternative weeklies to wallpaper our studio apartments! That’s why we’re super enthused to welcome Ted McClelland. Ted is a seasoned Chicago journalist who, in the past, has written extensively for the Chicago Reader. He’s also written for a number of other outlets as well, … Continue reading

Get To Know: Tom Wolferman

Hey kids! Can you believe Essay Fiesta is next week? Allow us to shine a spotlight on our first reader, Tom Wolferman! Tom is a seriously funny writer. His work was recently featured as part of StoryStudio Chicago’s essay contest “You Write Funny Someday.” He’s also been published in such underground zines as the Chicago … Continue reading

The Reader Tackles the “R” Word

There’s a great piece from this week’s Chicago Reader about the use of the word “retard” and our perceptions of those with mental impairments. This is more than just a “Is the ‘R word’ equivalent to the ‘N word’ or ‘F word’” kind of article. It’s a personal essay by David Wilcox, and it’s both … Continue reading