Tagged with Robbie Telfer

See Keith Ecker At The Encyclopedia Show Tonight

Tonight, Essay Fiesta’s Keith Ecker will be reading a brand-new piece at The Encyclopedia Show. For those that don’t know, the Encyclopedia Show is a monthly reading/performance series hosted by Robbie Q. Telfer and Shanny Jean Maney. The show features some of the best writers and performers from Chicago and beyond. It’s really an honor … Continue reading


Essay Fiesta Says Go See Write Club

Tonight you can catch a the second installment (technically third but there was a long hiatus there) of the new reading series Write Club. Hosted by Essay Fiesta alum Ian Belknap, Write Club features two writers squaring off head to head in a battle of words and fury to the death…or at least until 7 … 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