The solstice is almost here, but don’t let the shorter days and oncoming sensation of certain doom put a damper in your summer. Come on down to The Book Cellar on Monday, June 18th at 7pm, for this lineup that will make you forget the fact that each summer day is actually another step toward … Continue reading
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On June 18th, Essay Fiesta Kicks Off Your Totally Fun, Not Depressing Summer Experience
On June 18th, we will be a few short days away from the summer solstice, the day of the year on which the daylight glows longest. After the solstice, of course, the sun shines less and less each day. As early as the Fourth of July, while distracted by flashy exploding things, we will already … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Returns and Burns on March 20th!
Every March 20th, the students and faculty of Lake Superior State venture out into the open northern-Michigan air for the first time in months, and meet at the quad for a quaint little bit of effigy burning. “Snowman Burning Day” represents the opportunity to say goodbye to winter and hello to spring. The annual celebration … Continue reading
Our Presidents’ Day Lineup Is Un-DEBATE-ably Amazing
If this debate season has taught us anything, it’s that some presidential candidates are really bad at talking in front of groups of people. So how about you come see us on Monday night, February 15th, 7pm – at The Book Cellar, where you’ll hear from lineup of writerly American heroes who are much, much … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Gets Presidential (again) on February 15th!
Essay Fiesta has become a Presidents’ Day institution. Last year, our President’s Day show drew praise from ex-prez Abe Lincoln, who called it “The finest American achievement since that time I dunked over James K. Polk.” This year, every single US President will be in attendance (in spirit). You should join us (in person) at … Continue reading
Break Your Vows of Silence and Sobriety With Our St. Pat’s Lineup
Give yourself a break, Chicago. We know you’ve spent the weekend secluded in quiet contemplation, abstaining from pleasures of the flesh and green beer. But you deserve just a few hours of fun. Come out to The Book Cellar on Monday, March 16th at 7pm and let our readers show you a real good time. Natasha Tsoutsouris is a … Continue reading
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Halftime with Essay Fiesta on March 16th!
The St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place on Saturday, March 14th, kicking off a weekend of solemn reflection and quiet religious observance in Chicago. This somber weekend is merely a precursor to Tuesday, March 17th, the actual St. Patrick’s Day, on which nary the hoot of laughter nor the holler of vomit can be heard … Continue reading
Your Candles Can’t Handle This Birthday Lineup
Oh gosh. Here it comes. We are starting to feel really, really festive. Join us at The Book Cellar this Monday, November 18 at 7pm for our 4th birthday and, as always, a night of awesome stories in support of 826CHI. These talented folks will be helping us celebrate: Natasha Tsoutsouris is a writer and solo performer. She has had the … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Turns 4 on November 18!
Essay Fiesta is getting old. November is our 4th birthday, which is about 72 in live lit years. We can hardly believe it’s been four whole years since Alyson and Keith started the show, and one year since they handed it over to Willy and Karen. But we do love an excuse to celebrate and … Continue reading
One Helluva Show!
Last night’s Essay Fiesta was magical. If you weren’t there, you seriously missed out. We started 2012 off right with a lot of laughs and some very intimate personal revelations. Once again, the house was packed, and we raised some good money for a great cause (826CHI). Weren’t there? Here’s a recap: Alyson Lyon started … Continue reading