Tagged with Chris Bower

Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom!

Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom!

Now that July Fourth is two weeks gone, you’ve exhausted your fireworks stockpile down to a few piddly sparklers. But don’t despair! Come to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, July 16th for this lineup of writers and performers who will bring the boom-pow-crackle without violating noise ordinances: erica dreisbach is an artist, writer, and computer programmer in Chicago. She’s been a … Continue reading

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Essay Fiesta Turns 8 on November 20!

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 on All Write Already!

Essay Fiesta on All Write Already!

Are you in Essay Fiesta withdrawals? We sure are. Luckily, Willy and Karen produce a literary podcast and this week’s episode features three stories told at Essay Fiesta this year. Hop on over to All Write Already! to hear from Kelsie Huff, Chris Bower, and Erin Diamond on green cars, quarter heists, and a really big … Continue reading

Fall into Essay Fiesta on October 21

Fall into Essay Fiesta on October 21

Fall is in the air! There are steins of German beer and to-go cups of pumpkin spice coffee drinks and pots of mulled cider. Men are wearing cardigans. Toddlers are wearing flannel. Everyone you know is Instagramming their apple picking trips to the suburbs. But nothing says fall like an evening of stories at The Book … Continue reading

Get to Know Our May Readers!

Essay Fiesta is right around the corner…on Monday. And this is such a great line-up that Alyson and Keith are doing jumping jacks just to get out all our anxious energy in advance. As always, we’ll be benefiting 826CHI and giving away prizes from our wonderful sponsors like Southport Grocery & Cafe, Murder Mystery Maniacs and Chicago Underground Comedy. So … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces May Line-Up

Hey kiddies! We’ve got a doozy of an Essay Fiesta lined up for May. Seriously. Alyson and Keith are thoroughly impressed with the caliber of talent. This isn’t marketing spiel, people. It’s the real deal. Take a look for yourself. Below are the people who will rock your world on May 21 at 7 p.m. … Continue reading