Tagged with Howard Brown Health Center

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


Get To Know Adam Guerino

By now you should know Adam Guerino. He’s a good friend of Essay Fiesta, having read at multiple shows in the past. You may remember him from his last appearance where he told a harrowing tale of being homeless in Hawaii. Paradise it was not. Adam is a stand-up comic and a prolific producer. He … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Featured In Columbia Chronicle

Extra! Extra! Read all about it! Essay Fiesta is featured in Monday’s edition of theĀ  Columbia Chronicle! Reporter Brianna Wellen interviewed Keith, Alyson and Bryant Dunbar from Howard Brown about Essay Fiesta and our fundraising efforts for the community health center. If you want to read the story, click here.

Essay Fiesta Announces October Line-Up!

Can you believe that it’s been almost a year since Alyson and Keith started Essay Fiesta? In these 11 shows, we’ve hosted dozens of artists and hundreds of audience members. Plus, you all have helped us raise nearly $1,500 for Howard Brown Health Center. As we round out our year, we have yet another great … Continue reading

Support Howard Brown In The AIDS Run/Walk

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! As you probably can guess, we’ve updated our website! Woohoo! Tell us what you think. We’re pretty pleased with how it looks. Also, Howard Brown Health Center, the charity that the monthly Essay Fiesta showcase supports, is still trying to reach its monetary goal for the annual AIDS Run & Walk. … Continue reading

Get To Know Rebecca Rine-Stone

Yo, Essay Fiesta peeps! We love our returning readers just as much as we love our new readers. And this returning reader is no exception. She’s incredibly talented and incredibly nice, and she has an incredible hyphenated last name. It’s Rebecca Rine-Stone! Rebecca is the author of the hilarious collection of true-life tales Sunbathing in … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Goes To Market Days

Summertime is nearing its end, and that means it’s time for Market Days! Boystown’s annual street festival will be taking place this Saturday and Sunday, and Essay Fiesta will be there eating funnel cake, enjoying live music and shopping at the booths. Put on by the Northalsted Merchants Association, Market Days attracts more than 40,000 … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Shops At The Brown Elephant

Essay Fiesta enjoys shopping. But in these economic times, we just don’t have the money to throw down like we used to. What’s a reading series to do? Two words: Brown. Elephant. What’s not to love about this place? They’ve got cool finds, great prices and three convenient locations. Plus the stores directly fund Howard … Continue reading

Donate Now To Essay Fiesta

We here at Essay Fiesta don’t ask for much. What drives us to do the show obviously isn’t money. After all, we don’t get paid, the show is free and all donations go to fund Howard Brown Health Center and the wonderful work that organization does. We are motivated to do the show for a … Continue reading