Tagged with Story Club

A Tariff-ic Essay Fiesta on May 19th

A Tariff-ic Essay Fiesta on May 19th

As we all know, May 19 marks the 186th anniversary of the day President John Quincy Adams (like John Adams, but Quincyer) signed the Tariff of 1828 into law, much to the chagrin of South Carolina’s John C. “Crazy Eyes” Calhoun, who labelled it the “Tariff of Abominations.” He had a way with words, that … Continue reading

Printers Row Lit Fest Is Upon Us!

Hello bookish boys and gals! Last Essay Fiesta was a homerun! Our readers really brought it, and you really helped fund a great cause with a sizable amount of donations for 826CHI. Good work, team! Summer is here, which means the smell of literature is in the air. “Huh?” you say. That’s right. It’s the … Continue reading

Get to Know: J.H. Palmer

Before we introduce the last reader at our Essay Fiesta holiday show (the wonderful J.H. Palmer), we just want to give a big THANK YOU to Newcity for recognizing us and Chicago’s storytelling scene as part of its annual Best of Chicago feature. J.H. is a writer for Gapers Block. She’s also a regular presence … Continue reading

Get to Know: Jen Bosworth and Dana Norris

The next Essay Fiesta is right around the corner. Mark your calendars for the 19th at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar. With amazing readers and great raffle prizes from Threadless, Southport Grocery and Chicago Underground Comedy, this show will be a doozy. We are pleased as Christmas punch to be welcoming two of the … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces December Line-Up

You’re probably dreaming of a white Christmas. Well keep those sugar-plumb fairies at bay until after the 19th because Essay Fiesta is going to stuff your mental stocking with heaping helpings of literary joy! That’s right, we are proud to welcome the following readers to our December line-up: Queen of Story Club (and recent bride) … 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: Tom Wolferman

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! If you like Chicago’s plethora of reading series, then you are bound to know this guy. Tom Wolferman is one of the men on the scene! This guy is everywhere! From Story Club to Story Lab, he’s a familiar and welcome face at Chicago readings. Tom’s background is in copywriting. So … Continue reading