Tagged with Samantha Irby

Our April Lineup Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean

Our April Lineup Is So Fresh And So Clean Clean

April in Chicago started with some pretty shitty showers (of snow and ice and rain and hail and Ted Cruz), but now the weather man is telling us it’s not going to rain, so come to The Book Cellar on Monday, April 18th at 7pm to raise money for 826CHI. Hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast have put together a lineup that’s … Continue reading

Our Feb Readers Are Fab

Come see these fabulous February readers on Monday (2/18), 7pm, at the Book Cellar. Samantha Irby writes a blog called bitches gotta eat. In addition to producing and co-hosting The Sunday Night Sex Show, a sex-positive live lit show, and Guts & Glory, a reading series featuring bold storytellers, Samantha has performed all over the … Continue reading

February Essay Lovin’

February Essay Lovin’

February in Chicago is a month of love and candy hearts and terrible, cold days. And also our second month as the hosts of Essay Fiesta! We had so much fun in January, we’ve decided to try doing the whole thing again. And we’ve got some great readers to help us out. At this very … Continue reading

One Helluva Show!

Last night’s Essay Fiesta was magical. If you weren’t there, you seriously missed out. We started 2012 off right with a lot of laughs and some very intimate personal revelations. Once again, the house was packed, and we raised some good money for a great cause (826CHI). Weren’t there? Here’s a recap: Alyson Lyon started … Continue reading

Get to Know: Samantha Irby

Friday, right? Finally! That means just a stupid old weekend and then Essay Fiesta! And boy are we freaking excited for our last reader. The one. The only. Samantha Irby! Sam has been tearing it up lately in the local lit performance circuit. Besides co-running her own show the Sunday Night Sex Show, she’s read all … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces January Line-Up

Oh boy! Are we ready to hibernate or what? Despite a warm December, 2012 is starting off with a burrr! But that’s okay. We’ll be heating things up come Jan. 16  with our next installment of Essay Fiesta (7 p.m. at the Book Cellar). And isn’t it a lovely line-up: Columbia College professor and Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence David … Continue reading