Tagged with Shannon Cason

Your Candles Can’t Handle This Birthday Lineup

Your Candles Can’t Handle This Birthday Lineup

Oh gosh. Here it comes. We are starting to feel really, really festive. Join us at The Book Cellar this Monday, November 18 at 7pm for our 4th birthday and, as always, a night of awesome stories in support of 826CHI. These talented folks will be helping us celebrate: Natasha Tsoutsouris is a writer and solo performer. She has had the … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Turns 4 on November 18!

Essay Fiesta Turns 4 on November 18!

Essay Fiesta is getting old. November is our 4th birthday, which is about 72 in live lit years. We can hardly believe it’s been four whole years since Alyson and Keith started the show, and one year since they handed it over to Willy and Karen. But we do love an excuse to celebrate and … Continue reading

A Tax-Free Essay Fiesta – TONIGHT

A Tax-Free Essay Fiesta – TONIGHT

Come by the Book Cellar TONIGHT – 7pm – and let this duty-free lineup cure your Tax Day blues. Shannon Cason is a writer and storyteller. He has told stories a lot of places. He co-hosts a storytelling show called Do Not Submit at Powell’s Bookstore. He also hosts a podcast called Homemade Stories on … Continue reading

You Will Not Find Our April Lineup TAXing

There are three guarantees in life: death, taxes, and Essay Fiesta. Treat your wallet right this Tax Day by joining us at The Book Cellar – Monday, April 15th – 7pm – for some tax-free first-person non-fiction line items. Just try and deduct this lineup – we dare you: Comedian Kelsie Huff Writer (and Book … Continue reading

Announcing Essay Fiesta’s April Readers

April is set to be an amazing Essay Fiesta. Join us on April 16 at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar for a night of stories and charity where you can feast your hungry ears on these little Easter eggs of literary wonder: Stand-up comic Cameron Esposito Director and teacher Matthew Miller Moth Grandslam champ Shannon Cason Author … Continue reading

Chicago Readings in December

‘Tis the season for fabulous and fun readings! Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, there are an abundance of great lit shows to attend. Here’s what’s on Essay Fiesta’s list: Story Club will feature Shannon Cason and Scott Whitehair. The show is  Thursday Dec. 1 at Uncommon Ground on Clark. It starts at 8:15 p.m. and is hosted … Continue reading

Get To Know: Shannon Cason

The July Essay Fiesta show is less than a week away! Can you feel the excitement? Can you? We are pleased as spiked punch to welcome storyteller extraordinaire Shannon Cason back to the mic. Shannon is a masterful storyteller who is best known as The Moth’s GRANDSLAM champion of Chicago. He’s also a regular on … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announce July Line-Up

Just off the heels of celebrating America, Essay Fiesta is ready to celebrate the mighty essay with an amazing July line-up. Come out on July 18 to the Book Cellar to hear some absolutely amazing readers and donate to a wonderful cause (826CHI). In no particular order (we love them all equally): Stand-up comic Cameron Esposito … Continue reading

Vocalo, CSC, Newsletters and MORE!

Keith’s back from Costa Rica! Take a gander at this! (Yes, that’s a real active volcano.) Although not a volcano, other exciting things are on the horizon in Essay Fiesta land. This Friday is the Chicago Story Collective’s second show ever! High School Horror Stories will feature Keith Ecker, Alyson Lyon, Dana Norris, Jen Bosworth, … Continue reading