Essay Fiesta turns 10 years old this month, which is 70 in dog years, 56 in cat years, and 127.8 in live lit years. Like many dogs and cats entering their golden years, Essay Fiesta can be trusted to be left at home alone without wrecking the furniture, but let’s face it, it ain’t the … Continue reading
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Oh Hey Our May Lineup Is Going to Slay
We don’t care that Monday is a school day, okay? Run away to the Book Cellar Cafe. Order a cafe au lait or a glass of cabernet (or beaujolais) and watch this lineup put on an essay display: Eileen Dougharty has been stringing words together with some success since she moved here in 2009. She … Continue reading
On Monday the 21st of May, Make Way for Essays!
Once again it is May. No way, you say? We say way. So put a beret on your toupee and eat a parfait at the gourmet buffet. Don’t let a case of Monday Dismay keep you away from the Book Cellar Cafe on the third Monday in May (that’s May 21st). Join hosts Willy Nast … 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
Cure Your Bastille Day Hangover with Essay Fiesta on July 15th!
There’s nothing that gets our blood pumping like some good, old-fashioned fortress o’ertaking. Which is why we know you’ll be more than a little hungover on Monday, July 15th, the day after Bastille Day. But we hope you’ll manage, with stomach still half-full of red wine and baguettes, to lift the beret from your eyes … Continue reading
Get to Know: Rachael Kossy
Not to toot our own horns, but we here at Essay Fiesta have developed a little bit of a following. In fact, we’re pretty pleased that a little community of essay enthusiasts have sprouted up around us, and many of these people come to each and every one of our shows. One of these people … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Announces February Line-Up
February is for lovers, and coincidentally so is Essay Fiesta. In fact, we consider every show a love fest. We love the Book Cellar, we love 826CHI, we love our sponsors Southport Grocery & Cafe and our partner Chicago Underground Comedy. And most of all, we love you. And we hope you love the readers … Continue reading