They’re here: those terrible days when you simultaneously curse the heat of summer and mourn its impending demise. You peel away the clothes that have adhered to your skin with sweat-glue, while keeping an eye on the puffy winter coat in the back of your closet. You’ll need that coat (and the gloves, and the … Continue reading
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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
The Second Annual Essay Fiesta Winter Hibernation Extravaganza!
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 second ever winter hiatus. There’s no need to drop by to bring us soup. Just like any other hibernating mammal, Essay … Continue reading
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
Honest Abe Approves Our Presidents’ Day Lineup
Monday is Presidents’ Day. Presidents’ Day reminds us of Abraham Lincoln, who was pretty good at writing things down and reading them in front of people. If you join us at the The Book Cellar (in LINCOLN Square) on Monday, February 16th at 7pm, you’ll be treated to this lineup of humans who are also … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Gets Presidential on February 16th!
Presidents’ Day is the day on which we observe the birthday of every US president. It’s totally weird that all presidents were born on the same day. Doesn’t anyone else think this is an odd coincidence? No one? Huh. Come on down to The Book Cellar on Monday, February 16th at 7 pm, for a Presidents’ … Continue reading
Ring In The New Year With The Gems in Our Lineup
The New Year may have arrived, but the New Year of Essay Fiesta doesn’t begin until Monday, January 19 at 7 pm. Willy Nast will be out of town, so come keep Karen Shimmin company at the The Book Cellar, as she raises some fancy, new 2015 money for 826CHI with the help of these precious jewels: Erin Diamond grew up in Arlington Heights in a … Continue reading
The Year of Essay Fiesta Begins on January 19th!
They said that 2014 was the year of the essay. 2015 will be the year of Essay Fiesta. Or, at least, a year of Essay Fiestas. Which means this year will be a lot like last year, and the previous few years before that. Huh. Anyway, join Karen Shimmin and super special guest host Nathalie … Continue reading
On December 15th, an Essay Festivus for the Rest of Us
Are you still nursing injuries sustained in a Black Friday melee? Have you grown tired of the consumer and religious aspects of the holidays? Do you have grievances that need airing? Do you find tinsel distracting? Then get your Festivus poles out of your crawlspaces and come on down to The Book Cellar at 7pm on … Continue reading
On October 20th, Essay Fiesta Vill Be Vonderful!
Bela Lugosi was born on October 20th, 1882, in full Dracula regalia. Throughout his entire life, he never removed his cape, even insisting on keeping it draped around his shoulders while showering. By the time he achieved success as a character actor in Hollywood, that cape had gotten pretty gross, ultimately contributing to fewer movie … Continue reading