Tagged with Reading Under the Influence

Remembering Ric Hess

Essay Fiesta’s Alyson Lyon worked for many years as a cocktail waitress and bartender at Sheffield’s in Chicago’s Lakeview neighborhood.  Her favorite thing about working at Sheffield’s was the vibe that allowed both artists and sports fans to mix seamlessly.  Ric Hess, co-owner, was a fixture at Sheffield’s and exuded this open-door feel. Ric passed … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know Amy Guth

The July Essay Fiesta has shaped up to be a great show. We just got word that we’ll be a Metromix Best Bet yet again! Also, we’re pleased as punch to showcase our final reader, Amy Guth! Amy works for a real-live newspaper. You may have heard of it. It’s called the Chicago Tribune. (Note: … Continue reading

Reading Under the Influence

Essay Fiesta co-producer Alyson Lyon checked out Reading Under the Influence last night. RUI is another Chicago reading series. It takes place at Sheffield’s in Lakeview every first Wednesday of the month. So how does RUI differentiate itself? With drinking! One of the show’s signature elements is that readers must take a shot before taking … Continue reading