Tagged with TimeOut Chicago

Get To Know Ali Weiss

Happy Saturday, Essay Fiesta fans! We are pleased to tell you about a first-time reader to the show. The super talented Ali Weiss. We first saw Ali read at The Paper Machete, the live magazine show she co-produces. But Ali does and has done so much more. Her work has appeared in TimeOut Chicago, Cheeky … Continue reading

Get To Know Scott Smith

Hey there Essay Fiesta fans! It’s the week before our next big show, which means it’s time for reader profiles! Today, we are spotlighting a man who is no stranger to the writing business. It’s journalist and editor Scott Smith! Scott has a lengthy Chicago-based journalism resume. This new media man has worked for some … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Says Get To Know Christopher Piatt

Are you bored today and have nothing to do? Then Essay Fiesta recommends you check out The Paper Machete, the weekly live magazine show hosted by Christopher Piatt. What’s so special about Christopher Piatt? He’s reading at the next Essay Fiesta! Chris is the former theater editor at TimeOut Chicago. This magazine man then left … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces August Line-Up

School’s going to be back in session soon. If you’re looking to get your learn on a little early, then you should check out our August 16th installment of Essay Fiesta. The line-up is chock full of comedians. We got all kinds of funny people, from stand-ups to improvisers to a highly intelligent ape from … Continue reading