Tagged with The Kates

Bob Costas Wishes He Could Introduce Our February Lineup

Bob Costas Wishes He Could Introduce Our February Lineup

Unfortunately, Bob’s eyeball is preventing him from attending. But he told us that he wants everyone take a break from watching curlers faceplant to join us at The Book Cellar on Monday, February 17th at 7pm. We’ll be raising money for 826CHI and draping medals around the necks of these essay champions.  Paul Luikart is going to finish his Master of … Continue reading

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Essay Fiesta and the Book Cellar Are in Love

Essay Fiesta hearts the Book Cellar in a big way. It’s our beloved home. What makes the Book Cellar so great is not only the fabulous books, whip-smart staff, and delicious food  and drinks (booze included), but also the awesome and unique programming. Check out what’s going on this week: Wednesday, Nov. 9 at 6:30 … 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

Come Rain Or Shine, Essay Fiesta Is Tonight!

The weather report says it’s going to rain. Fortunately Essay Fiesta is indoors. Come on out and grab yourself some hot tea or a cold beer and listen to these amazing storytellers do their thing. 2nd Story literary director Megan Stielstra Neo-Futurist alum and playwright Andy Bayiates The Kates producer and stand-up comic Kelsie Huff … Continue reading

Get To Know: Kelsie Huff

We here at Essay Fiesta love spending time with old friends…like upcoming reader Kelsie Huff. A few months back, Kelsie wowed Essay Fiesta partygoers with a tale of the roller rink. Who knows what yarns she will spin for us this time? All we know is the producer of the hit female comedy show The … Continue reading

Check Out The Kates!

Essay Fiesta alum Kelsie Huff has been producing a monthly all-female stand-up show at The Book Cellar for some time now. The successful showcase is called The Kates, and features some of the top comedy talent in Chicago. The show is always the last Saturday of the month at 7 p.m. Just today, The Kates … Continue reading