Tagged with Jen Bosworth

Our November Lineup Brings a 6th Birthday Blitz

Our November Lineup Brings a 6th Birthday Blitz

It’s our birthday! Our exact birthday. On Monday, November 16th, 2009, Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon kicked off the very first Essay Fiesta. And on Monday, November 16th, 2015, at 7pm Willy Nast and Karen Shimmin will do a mostly satisfactory job of piloting the EF starship toward its 6th birthday celebration. Join us at … Continue reading


Get To Know Our January Readers

Mike Manship is a local writer/performer and drop-out of the Second City Training Center.  In 2011, he published his first novel, Cambridge Street.  His second book, Off Track, which chronicles his vegetable-oil-powered trek across the country, is due out this November. Keith Ecker is the creator and host of Guts & Glory, a bold and brash live … Continue reading

Check Out Our January Line-Up

Essay Fiesta is kicking off the new year with plenty of new faces. Not only does our first show of 2013 feature new hosts (including a new spin on the Essay Fiesta theme song), but it also features three readers who are brand new to Essay Fiesta – and, as always, some (very) familiar faces. … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces September Line-Up

Essay Fiesta had a packed house this past Monday! Thank you all for coming out and showing your support for the local live lit community and for 826CHI. We broke a new fundraising record! Good on you! Our next show is Sept. 17! Co-producer Alyson Lyon is being called away on make-up duty, so we’ll … Continue reading