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Get To Know: Deanna Moffitt

Essay Fiesta loves the vibrant reading community we have here in Chicago. Not only do we enjoy attending other shows and reading at other shows, we enjoy welcoming other show representatives to our show to showcase their shows. And this gal, Deanna Moffitt, runs one of the best shows around. Deanna is one of the … Continue reading

Bring in Da Tuesday Funk!

If you love a great beer and a good story, then you’ll absolutely love Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf! Hosted by the talented Bill Shunn (Essay Fiesta alumni), this month’s readers are: Essay Fiesta Co-producer Keith Ecker, Maggie Kast, Jenny Seay, Steven H. Silver, and Joe Weintraub.¬† Readers read a variety of styles. Show is this … Continue reading

Hopleaf’s Got That Funk!

Start the year off with some funk! Tuesday Funk, that is! Hosted by Essay Fiesta alum Bill Shunn, Tuesday Funk is going down this Tuesday, January 4, 2011, 7:30pm at Hopleaf (5148 N. Clark St.). Hear readings from Essay Fiesta’s Alyson Lyon, Suzanne Clores, Mare Swallow, Cesar Torres, Valerie Jupe and Christopher Sweet. The show … Continue reading

Why Deanna Moffitt Is Awesome!

Essay Fiesta doesn’t believe in competition. Well, we know it exists. Why else would anyone watch professional wrestling, basketball or The Real Housewives of Atlanta? But when it comes to creating a successful reading series, we believe there’s room for all. In fact, our philosophy is that the more we help each other, the more … Continue reading

Go See Keith At “This Much Is True”

Tonight Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker will be reading at This Much Is True, a storytelling showcase at Hopleaf in Andersonville. The fun begins at 7:30 p.m., but arrive early for a seat. Also, did we mention it’s free?  

Essay Fiesta’s Gotta Have That Funk

Essay Fiesta alum Bill Shunn is spear-heading the second incarnation of the Hopleaf reading series Tuesday Funk. This Tuesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. is the “fall fiction series,” which features Bill Shunn, Connor Coyne and Jackie Adamski. ¬†Shunn is an Essay Fiesta all-star and will certainly bring the “reading funk” to this eclectic series … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Go To Da Funk

Yo, Essay Fiesta peoples! Tonight’s Tuesday Funk at Hopleaf, which starts at 7:30 p.m., sounds awesome! The show features readings by Zoe Zolbrod (Currency), Gina Frangello (Slut Lullabies) and Shannon Morley Millken. Get there early and order up a Duvel and a cashew butter/fig spread on sourdough. You’ll be totally satisfied! Great food, great writers…what … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know Deanna Moffitt

Hey, Essay Fiesta friends! We’re super-duper thrilled to welcome comedian/writer Deanna Moffitt! Deanna is one of the co-creators of another reading series called This Much is True, which also features personal essays. You should check it out. It’s every second Tuesday of the month at Hopleaf in Andersonville. Deanna has a huge background in comedy. … Continue reading