Tagged with Chicago Story Collective

Get to Know: Jen Bosworth and Dana Norris

The next Essay Fiesta is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for the 19th at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar. With amazing readers and great raffle prizes from Threadless, Southport Grocery and Chicago Underground Comedy, this show will be a doozy. We are pleased as Christmas punch to be welcoming two of the … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces December Line-Up

You’re probably dreaming of a white Christmas. Well keep those sugar-plumb fairies at bay until after the 19th because Essay Fiesta is going to stuff your mental stocking with heaping helpings of literary joy! That’s right, we are proud to welcome the following readers to our December line-up: Queen of Story Club (and recent bride) … Continue reading

Get To Know: Shannon Cason

The July Essay Fiesta show is less than a week away! Can you feel the excitement? Can you? We are pleased as spiked punch to welcome storyteller extraordinaire Shannon Cason back to the mic. Shannon is a masterful storyteller who is best known as The Moth’s GRANDSLAM champion of Chicago. He’s also a regular on … Continue reading

Book Marketing Strategies

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! We’ll get to book marketing strategies in a second. But first, thank you to all that came out to the Chicago Story Collective’s Summer Lovin’. It was a great time, and we had a fantastic turnout. Also, thank you to all those that supported us in our recent Kickstarter campaign. We … Continue reading

Get To Know Dana Norris And Molly Each

We here at Essay Fiesta like old friends just as much as we like the new. That’s why we’re pleased as punch to welcome back readers Dana Norris and Molly Each. Dana Norris runs the hit lit open mic Story Club. She is also a founder of the Chicago Story Collective along with Essay Fiesta’s … Continue reading

The Chicago Story Collective On WGN

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! One week until the next installment of Essay Fiesta. And boy is it a doozy.  We’ll start with the writer bios tomorrow, but today, we wanted to share with you a very special interview that transpired over the weekend. The Chicago Story Collective’s Jen Bosworth and Keith Ecker (who is also … Continue reading

Festival, Friends and Fundraising

Hello fellow lit lovers! Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon had a wonderful time at the Printers Row Lit Fest. The Chicago Story Collective rocked Lit After Dark, and we got to see a ton of our awesome friends, including people from the Book Cellar, Featherproof Books, 826CHI, Knee-Jerk Magazine, the Encyclopedia Show and … Continue reading