Can’t wait until the next Fiesta on July 21st? Lucky for you, Willy and Karen produce a literary podcast and this week’s episode features three stories told at Essay Fiesta. Hop on over to All Write Already! to hear Erin Kahoa recount his greatest moment on the baseball diamond, Randy Richardson taking the birds and the bees … Continue reading
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Your Hungover Dad Approves of Our June Lineup
Come to The Book Cellar on Monday, June 16th, at 7pm and introduce your hungover dad to this lineup. They’ll charm the heck out of him: J.H. Palmer co-produces the monthly live lit series That’s All She Wrote, which takes place on the second Sunday of the month at The Savoy, and is pursuing an … Continue reading
Celebrate Hungover Dad Day at Essay Fiesta on June 16th
Sure, everyone loves Father’s Day, but what about the day after Father’s Day? June 16th, commonly known as Hungover Dad Day, is the day Dad has to pay the consequences of having his own Hallmark-endorsed Sunday Fun-Day. On Sunday, you made Dad breakfast. On Monday, you make him a tall glass of water, four ibuprofen, and a … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Is One Week Away!
Hello Essay Fiesta fans! Our April show is right around the corner. Usually we take this week to post reader bios. However, we’re going to be a little MIA on the Internets. Keith, who manages the blog and is actually speaking about himself in third person as he types this, is traveling to Costa Rica … 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
Essay Fiesta Announces May Line-Up, HUGE PRIZE
Hi all you Essay Fiesta fans. We are proud to unveil our May line-up. It’s going to be one heck of a show. Don’t miss it on May 17 at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar. Poet, Young Chicago Authors’ Performing Arts Director Robbie Q. Telfer Neo-Futurist Dina Connolly Stand-up comic Adam Guerino 2nd Story curator Molly Each Stand-up … Continue reading
Thank you everyone who made it out to Essay Fiesta last night. We had a wonderful show, and thanks to you all, we broke our previous fundraising record. We’d like to once again thank all our readers: William Shunn, Jim Pickett, Cameron Esposito, Rebecca Rine-Stone and Bryan Bowden. For those that didn’t get a chance … Continue reading
Essay Fiesta Thanks Randy Richardson, April Line-Up Forthcoming
Good Monday morning to you! Although the weekend may have been a gloomy, snowy mess that made us want to crawl into a rabbit hole and curl up and die, today is bright and sunny. Oh the irony. If you’re a 9-to-5er, you’re probably looking out the window and cursing Mother Nature, that cruel-hearted woman … Continue reading