Tagged with Entertaining Julia

Why Beth Stelling Is Awesome!

Usually Essay Fiesta introduces the month’s readers to you in a forum we call “Get To Know.” But since all our readers for our special anniversary show have read before, we thought we’d change things up a bit with a series we like to call “Why So-And-So Is Awesome!” First up, Beth Stelling. The Chicago … Continue reading


Essay Fiesta Visits The Chicago Fringe Festival

Yo! Essay Fiesta fans! The first-ever Chicago Fringe Festival is officially underway in the Pilsen neighborhood, boasting a bazillion shows on a gazillion stages from all over the country, world and stratosphere! Last night Essay Fiesta’s Alyson Lyon went to the Casa Aztlan and saw The Steve Show. The Steve Show is written by and … Continue reading

Alyson and Keith Take Over the World

First, thank you everyone who made it out to Essay Fiesta last night. We raised nearly $100 for Howard Brown. If you didn’t make it, here’s just a taste of what you missed: An essay about how pimping really is not easy An essay about how the movie The Toy starring Richard Pryor was more … Continue reading