We know you’re still groggy from a winters hibernation, but this awesome lineup will be at The Book Cellar tonight at 7pm, ready to rouse you from your stupor! Katie Dow is a preschool teacher who has always really loved stories- reading them and writing them, telling them and listening to them. She has told … Continue reading
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Essay Fiesta Has a Case of the Mondays on June 19th!
On Monday, June 19, 1978, the first Garfield comic strip made its debut in 41 newspapers. Since its inception, the cutting-edge comic has never been afraid to shy away from controversial topics like Mondays, naps, and lasagna, so it’s no wonder that Garfield sprawled to over 2,500 newspapers and spawned a billion-dollar-a-year merchandising enterprise. (Yes, … Continue reading
Our August Lineup Burns Hotter Than A CD-ROM
Just like a compact disc, our August lineup will spin you right round baby right round at approximately 200rpms (we recommended taking Dramamine a day prior to the show). Come on down to The Book Cellar on Monday, August 17th at 7pm for a skip-free night of stories from our scratch-resistant lineup. Think of it … Continue reading
On July 20th, A Mammoth And Delicious Essay Fiesta
On July 20, 1801, a community of devout Baptists in Connecticut combined their powers to create a 1,235-pound wheel of cheese, which they sent down the eastern shore via sailboat and sleigh to Washington D.C., where President Thomas Jefferson awaited the gift. According to newspaper accounts, Jefferson “stood in the White House doorway, arms outstretched, … Continue reading
On June 15th, Essay Fiesta Puts the Summer in Your Solstice
On June 15th, we will be less than a week away from the summer solstice, the day of the year on which the daylight glows longest. After the solstice, of course, the sun shines less and less each day. As early as the Fourth of July, while distracted by flashy exploding things, we will already … Continue reading
ONLY YOU Can Appreciate Our April Lineup
Tonight is the night! Monday, April 20th! Do Smokey the Bear proud and come out to The Book Cellar at 7 pm. (Bring s’mores. And Doritos. Plus a couple pizzas and a bag of Funyuns. Thanks.) We’ll be passing around the bucket to raise money for 826CHI and our smoking-hot readers will be passing around some smoking-hot stories. Rebecca … Continue reading
On April 20th, Essay Fiesta Will Be (Safely) On Fire!
Every April 20th, Americans celebrate the legacy of Smokey the Bear by lighting many small, controlled blazes of their own and subsequently feasting on campfire staples such as s’mores, hot dogs, and Doritos Locos Tacos. So after you wake from your Taco Bell-induced nap, come on down to The Book Cellar (where they have cupcakes and scones … Continue reading
Celebrate St. Patrick’s Halftime with Essay Fiesta on March 16th!
The St. Patrick’s Day parade takes place on Saturday, March 14th, kicking off a weekend of solemn reflection and quiet religious observance in Chicago. This somber weekend is merely a precursor to Tuesday, March 17th, the actual St. Patrick’s Day, on which nary the hoot of laughter nor the holler of vomit can be heard … Continue reading
This January Lineup Will Thaw Your Frozen Faces
Join us at The Book Cellar Monday, January 20th at 7pm for our first show of the new year. Nestle in the warm bosom of Essay Fiesta for a night of awesome stories in support of 826CHI. Go ahead and nuzzle up to any of our talented readers. They won’t mind. Tania Richard is a writer and actress … Continue reading
Alyson Performs at The Kates
Hey Essay Fiesta fans! Need a good laugh before September? Get your the end-of-the-summer yucks at The Kates! It’s happening this Saturday at 7 p.m. And it’s totally FREE! Essay Fiesta’s Alyson Lyon and Stories at the Store (and Essay Fiesta alumni) Jen Bosworth will be teaming up as a comedic duo to deliver original … Continue reading