Tagged with Tom Wolferman

An April Shower of Essay Excellence on April 21

An April Shower of Essay Excellence on April 21

No one likes April showers, especially when they are showers of tiny sharp icicles. And if we’re honest, there isn’t much to like about April. Tax Day; the beginning of an interminable, sub-mediocre baseball season; broken umbrellas; dumb Internet April Fools pranks. Luckily, we have a cure for your rainy day blues. Don’t sit around, drenched, … Continue reading

Our June Readers Are Just So Hæfileikaríkur

Only a few days left until Icelandic Independence Day! Come celebrate with your hosts Willy Nast and Karen Shimmin, as well as these talented flytjendur, at The Book Cellar on Monday, June 17th. Jill Howe lives to tell and loves to listen. Inspired by her urban tribe of creative friends, Jill co-produces Story Sessions, a monthly storytelling … Continue reading

Essay Fiesta Announces August Line-Up

Hey Essay Fiesta fans! We’ve got another great show lined up for you in August. Hosts Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon have invited some pretty talented folks to share their personal stories with you. Mark your calendars for Aug. 20 at 7 p.m. at the Book Cellar so you don’t miss seeing: Stand-up comic Kristin … Continue reading

Pictures from Last Night’s Essay Fiesta

Hey Essay Fiesta fans. Last night was an amazing show! We packed the Book Cellar more than ever. Our readers were amazing. Thank you again to Kristin Clifford, Tom Wolferman, Scott Smith, Robyn Okrant and Diana Slickman. Alyson and Keith really can’t express how touched they are that so many people appreciate their little show. … 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

Updated Essay Fiesta Line-Up

August’s Essay Fiesta is hitting the Book Cellar in one week. And boy are we excited! We have had a slight line-up change. See below for the new finalized line-up. It’s full of big hitters! Actor, writer and director Diana Slickman . . . . . . Author of Living Oprah Robyn Okrant . . . . . … Continue reading