Tagged with JW Basilo

Announcing the March Essay Fiesta Line-Up

The next Essay Fiesta is only a few short weeks away, and we are already getting super excited about this super stellar line-up. Your hosts Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon are pleased as pickles to welcome the following entertainers: Author of Living Oprah Robyn Okrant Chicago Fringe Festival Executive Director Vinnie Lacey Host of Real Talk Live J.W. Basilo … Continue reading

Interview with Mike O’Connell

Thank you everyone who came out to last night’s Essay Fiesta. We had a blast, and we hope you did too. We heard stories of Santa, prison dancing, comic books, Facebook, dentistry, bar brawls and smugness. Plus, we raised some pretty good dough for 826CHI. High five! In other news, poet and Essay Fiesta alumnus … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces April Line-Up!

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! April is shaping up to be a pretty amazing month for us. We have a stellar line up of some of Chicago’s most talented writers. Also, for the first time in Essay Fiesta history, Keith is going to be missing the show. (He’s taking a trip to Costa Rica.) In his … Continue reading