Tagged with Chicago

Essay Fiesta is Going to Sleep For Several Months!

Essay Fiesta is Going to Sleep For Several Months!

The sun is setting at 4pm everyday, and we’re going to deal with the darkness the way all Chicagoans do—by shutting ourselves inside and not speaking to anyone until it’s light and maybe even warm again. That’s right! We are taking our annual winter hiatus. There’s no need to drop by to bring us soup. … Continue reading

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Oh Hey Our May Lineup Is Going to Slay

Oh Hey Our May Lineup Is Going to Slay

We don’t care that Monday is a school day, okay? Run away to the Book Cellar Cafe. Order a cafe au lait or a glass of cabernet (or beaujolais) and watch this lineup put on an essay display: Archy Jamjun is a storyteller and writer from Chicago.  He has participated in many shows around the … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta is Going into Hibernation

Essay Fiesta is Going into Hibernation

Baby, it’s cold outside, and we’re going to deal with it the way all Chicagoans do—by shutting ourselves inside and not speaking to anyone until it’s warm again. That’s right! We are taking our first ever winter hiatus. There’s no need to drop by to bring us soup. Just like any other hibernating mammal, Essay … 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

Get to Know Essay Fiesta’s June Performers

Essay Fiesta’s special tribute to Chicago is just around the corner! On June 18, your favorite Chicago live lit event will be honoring the Windy City’s 175th birthday with a Chicago-themed show. Come out to the Book Cellar to witness the amazing literary feats of our esteemed performers: Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby. This woman … Continue reading