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 Puts On Metaphorical Fireworks Show on July 16th!
Good news! By the time the third Monday in July comes around, your neighbors will have burned through the seemingly endless supply of fireworks they purchased in Indiana. You and your dog will soon be able to sleep through the night without veterinary Xanax (two for you, one for the dog). This is cause for … Continue reading
Our April Lineup Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean
April in Chicago started with some pretty shitty showers (of snow and ice and rain and hail and Ted Cruz), but now the weather man is telling us it’s not going to rain, so come to The Book Cellar on Monday, April 18th at 7pm to raise money for 826CHI. Hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast have put together a lineup that’s … Continue reading
April Showers Bring a Kick-Ass Essay Fiesta on April 18th!
They say that April showers bring anxiety over your yet-to-be-filed taxes, a sure-to-be-disappointing baseball season, and derivative April Fools’ Day pranks on the internet. But they also bring another edition of Essay Fiesta. So rather than sitting around and getting drenched in droplets of despair, join your hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast at The Book … Continue reading