Tagged with Keeth Ecker

Essay Fiesta Says Go See Write Club

Tonight you can catch a the second installment (technically third but there was a long hiatus there) of the new reading series Write Club. Hosted by Essay Fiesta alum Ian Belknap, Write Club features two writers squaring off head to head in a battle of words and fury to the death…or at least until 7 … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know Christopher Piatt

Are you bored today and have nothing to do? Then Essay Fiesta recommends you check out The Paper Machete, the weekly live magazine show hosted by Christopher Piatt. What’s so special about Christopher Piatt? He’s reading at the next Essay Fiesta! Chris is the former theater editor at TimeOut Chicago. This magazine man then left … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know Kristen Studard

You know how Essay Fiesta always gives away cool prizes? You know how we give away Threadless gift certificates? Well, you have Kristen Studard to thank for that. And guess what? She’s reading at this next Essay Fiesta! Besides being a member of Threadless’ kick-ass marketing team, Kristen is an amazingly talented improviser. She’s done … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know John Wilson

Us here at Essay Fiesta can barely contain ourselves in anticipation of the awesomeness that is our August showcase. We are literally doing the “I need to go potty” dance. But for now, we’ll have to satiate our literary appetites by telling you a little bit about one of our upcoming readers John Wilson. John … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Rocks Story Club Tomorrow!

Okay, well maybe Essay Fiesta won’t be rocking Story Club exactly, but we’ll be reading there for sure. Alyson and Keith will both be busting out some of their best essays, so come support! Hosted by the lovely and talented Dana Norris (Essay Fiesta alum!), Story Club features an open mic followed by featured performers. … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know John Barry

Essay Fiesta is in the air! Which means it’s time to start letting you get a little personal with our upcoming readers. Our first reader to highlight is stand-up comic John Barry! Essay Fiesta first met John Barry when we all helped alum Bryan Bowden move his stuff to his girlfriend’s place. Let us tell … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Performs At Art Haus

Tonight at 8 p.m. at Berlin Nightclub, Essay Fiesta will be joining a huge cast of Chicago’s top talent at the art series Art Haus hosted and produced by Essay Fiesta alum Adam Guerino. Here’s the line-up, as written by Adam: Gasp at painters Atom Basham, Harlan Vaughn and Jack McLaughlin as they present a … 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 Subscribes To The Poco A Poco Methodology

“Poco a poco” is a Spanish term that translates into “little by little.” We here at Essay Fiesta hail the simplicity of this philosophy. Because it’s true! And with our perpetual busyness, it’s the only way things get done around Essay Fiesta Land. The Poco a Poco method incorporates the principles behind the saying, “The … Continue reading