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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

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Essay Fiesta Anniversary: What You Missed

If you didn’t get a chance to see the Essay Fiesta 2-year anniversary spectacular, here’s what you missed: Alyson Lyon still loves Matt Dillon. Will Matt Dillon love Alyson Lyon? Ian Belknap wants to kill James Franco. More prizes than you could carry home in your arms. BIG THANKS to Southport Grocery and Cafe, Dabble, … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Anniversary Raffle Prizes

As you probably know, Essay Fiesta holds a raffle  that benefits 826CHI. Raffle prizes have included everything from a Threadless gift certificate to a student-penned novel (from 826, of course) to a home-knitted scarf (thanks Alyson’s aunt!). Our prizes are indeed awesome and raffle tickets are only a dollar, but the biggest win of them … Continue reading

Get To Know Kristen Studard

Hello Essay Fiesta fans! Just a few days until our end-of-year Essay Fiesta extravaganza! We are pleased as Christmas party punch to welcome back Kristen Studard to our show. As you may recall, Kristen last told the story of a goat…a suicidal goat. Who knows what quirky true-life tale she’ll pull from her zany past … Continue reading

The Power Of 25

Howard Brown Health Center has just announced an exciting new fundraising opportunity called the Power of 25! The organization, which provides healthcare to thousands in the GLBT community, received a donation from an anonymous benefactor who will match all $5 donations with a $25 donation. That means your $5 is automatically transformed into $30. That’s … Continue reading

Mark Bazer’s The Interview Show

Hey Essay Fiesta fans. “The Interview Show,” hosted by Mark Bazer is at the Hideout this Friday, Dec. 3 from 6:30 p.m. to 8pm. Admission is $5. All proceeds from the show go to the  Illinois Education Foundation! Bonus! Check out this line-up of star-studded guests: – PETER SAGAL, host of NPR’s hour-long quiz program … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Gives Thanks

Thanksgiving is coming up, and Essay Fiesta is in the thanking mood. Over the last year, we’ve had a number of wonderful people, organizations and businesses give us their support to help make our show one of the best reading series in the city. The following is a list of these people and entities we’d … Continue reading

Get To Know Dana Norris

Essay Fiesta is as pleased as punch to welcome back Dana Norris to our show. Dana is the founder and host of Story Club, a monthly reading series at Uncommon Ground in Lakeview. Story Club is one of the only series in town that has an open mic. Prior to the open mic portion of … Continue reading