Willy Nast isn’t feeling well. Oh wait, I mean, Willy has to work. That sounds convincing, right? ANYWAY, Willy has to miss the show, and now that he’s [cough, finally, cough] out of the way, September’s Essay Fiesta is going to be 100% free of Willy. So put on your wetsuit and swim on over … Continue reading
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Our October Lineup Knows So Many Words
It’s National Dictionary Day’s Eve! Celebrate with us at The Book Cellar on Monday, October 15th at 7pm. This lineup of effulgent (radiant) writers and performers will put an end to your sonntagsleerung (Sunday depressions experienced before the coming workday): Mason Johnson has a problem. Two problems, actually: Movie Club, a comedy show he hosts at the Logan Theatre, … Continue reading
On October 15th, Essay Fiesta Will Be A Desideratum (Requirement; Indispensable Thing)!
Only a real ninnyhammer (foolish person; simpleton) would give in to their clinomania (excessive desire to lie down or remain in bed) and miss the October edition of Essay Fiesta. So put on your spraunciest (most dapper or smart in appearance) footwear and step on down to The Book Cellar on Monday, October 15th at … Continue reading
Our July Lineup Lowers the Boom!
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 17th for this lineup of writers and performers who will bring the boom-pow-crackle without violating noise ordinances: Joy M. Ellison is a writer, … Continue reading
Batten Down the Hatches for Our September Lineup!
Ahoy! The next Essay Fiesta (as well as the next “International Talk Like a Pirate” Day) draws nigh on the horizon. Methinks ye ought to sail down to The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, September 19th for this lineup of jolly good writers and performers (unless ye’d rather walk the plank): Jeremy Owens is … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Shivers Your Timbers on September 19th!
Ahoy! On the horizon, nested in the sandy shores of Lincoln Square, there be the next installment of Essay Fiesta! Steer ye trusty vessel toward shore and drop anchor at The Book Cellar at 7pm on Monday, September 19th (which also happens to be International Talk Like a Pirate Day). Fearless captains Karen Shimmin and … Continue reading
On September 21st, Essay Fiesta Gets Passionate About Punctuation
September is upon us, and once again the sexiest holiday of the year draws nigh: National Punctuation Day. That’s right. We saw the way you used those brackets indicate a change in capitalization. Reports indicated that “[i]t drove us wild.” We want to be the semi-colon between your closely-related independent clauses; we want to be … Continue reading
This January Lineup Will Thaw Your Frozen Faces
Join us at The Book Cellar Monday, January 20th at 7pm for our first show of the new year. Nestle in the warm bosom of Essay Fiesta for a night of awesome stories in support of 826CHI. Go ahead and nuzzle up to any of our talented readers. They won’t mind. Tania Richard is a writer and actress … Continue reading
See This Doggone August Essay Fiesta Lineup TONIGHT
We’re mere hours away from our doggone-est Essay Fiesta yet! Come on down to the Book Cellar tonight (August 19th) at 7pm and throw these dogs a bone. (Or something.) Scott Whitehair is the producer and host of long running storytelling series This Much Is True, and creator of Story Lab Chicago, which has given … Continue reading