We are 5 now. That means we are REALLY OLD. Like any other 5 year-old child, we can now count ten or more objects, peddle a tricycle, and speak clearly using more complex sentences. We are also better able to express our emotions. And we have so many emotions. It’s been 5 years since co-founders Alyson Lyon and … Continue reading
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Our April Lineup Will Spring You From Despair
Now that you’ve filed your taxes (right?) and given up on baseball season (let’s be real), treat yourself to an evening at The Book Cellar on Monday, April 21st at 7pm, with these April essayists: Erin Diamond grew up in Arlington Heights in a legendary neighborhood that is filled with stories. She is a proud … Continue reading
An April Shower of Essay Excellence on April 21
No one likes April showers, especially when they are showers of tiny sharp icicles. And if we’re honest, there isn’t much to like about April. Tax Day; the beginning of an interminable, sub-mediocre baseball season; broken umbrellas; dumb Internet April Fools pranks. Luckily, we have a cure for your rainy day blues. Don’t sit around, drenched, … Continue reading
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
Our July Lineup Will Storm Your Fortresses
We’re only a few days away from a wicked post-Bastille Day hangover. After you’ve re-hydrated and eaten a stack of French Toast, come to the Book Cellar on July 15th, 7pm, and keep the Bastille Day festivities going with hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast, as well as this group of literary revolutionaries: Erin Diamond … Continue reading
Cure Your Bastille Day Hangover with Essay Fiesta on July 15th!
There’s nothing that gets our blood pumping like some good, old-fashioned fortress o’ertaking. Which is why we know you’ll be more than a little hungover on Monday, July 15th, the day after Bastille Day. But we hope you’ll manage, with stomach still half-full of red wine and baguettes, to lift the beret from your eyes … Continue reading