Tagged with Robbie Q Telfer

Help the Fullmers: Special Book Cellar Event

Like the binding on your favorite book, the Chicago literary community is tightly woven together. Not in an annoying cliquish sort of way. More in that lean-on-me kind of way, where we can all depend on one another for support, usually just emotionally but sometimes in more tangible ways. This is one of those times. … Continue reading


Essay Fiesta Visits The Encyclopedia Show

There’s nothing more exciting than learning. At least that the opinion of Essay Fiesta. And that’s why we love the Encyclopedia Show, the award-winning educational/literary event sprung from the inventive minds of Essay Fiesta alum Robbie Q. Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. Each month features a hodgepodge of artists who all present works centered around … Continue reading

Alyson Lyon To Play The Paper Machete

Keith Ecker did it last week. Now Alyson Lyon is getting some Paper Machete love. That’s right! Your weekly live magazine show, hosted by the tall Christopher Piatt, will be featuring the enchanting musical stylings of our very own Alyson. The show is back at Ricochets this week (3 p.m. on Saturday), so come and … Continue reading

Get To Know: Robbie Q. Telfer

Essay Fiesta is ecstatic to welcome Robbie Q. Telfer, poet extraordinaire, to our nerdy word party. Robbie is kind of a big deal on the slam poetry scene. He has performed all across North America. He has also placed in the top 10 at the National Poetry Slam. This is not a guy you want … 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