Tagged with Write Club

Your Candles Can’t Handle This Birthday Lineup

Your Candles Can’t Handle This Birthday Lineup

Oh gosh. Here it comes. We are starting to feel really, really festive. Join us at The Book Cellar this Monday, November 18 at 7pm for our 4th birthday and, as always, a night of awesome stories in support of 826CHI. These talented folks will be helping us celebrate: Natasha Tsoutsouris is a writer and solo performer. She has had the … Continue reading

Printers Row Lit Fest Is Upon Us!

Hello bookish boys and gals! Last Essay Fiesta was a homerun! Our readers really brought it, and you really helped fund a great cause with a sizable amount of donations for 826CHI. Good work, team! Summer is here, which means the smell of literature is in the air. “Huh?” you say. That’s right. It’s the … Continue reading

Get to Know: Samantha Irby

Friday, right? Finally! That means just a stupid old weekend and then Essay Fiesta! And boy are we freaking excited for our last reader. The one. The only. Samantha Irby! Sam has been tearing it up lately in the local lit performance circuit. Besides co-running her own show the Sunday Night Sex Show, she’s read all … Continue reading

Chicago Readings in December

‘Tis the season for fabulous and fun readings! Whether you’ve been naughty or nice, there are an abundance of great lit shows to attend. Here’s what’s on Essay Fiesta’s list: Story Club will feature Shannon Cason and Scott Whitehair. The show is  Thursday Dec. 1 at Uncommon Ground on Clark. It starts at 8:15 p.m. and is hosted … Continue reading

This Week’s Lit Events!

Hey Essay Fiesta folks! We’ll be unveiling our October line-up on Thursday. But today, to satiate your appetite for literary information, we are sharing with you a couple shows that are not to be missed. First, tonight marks the anticipated return of Write Club. Hosted by overlord Ian Belknap, Write Club pits to writers against each other to debate … Continue reading

Susan Messing Messes with Ian Belknap

Hey, Essay Fiesta fans! Looking to put a little comedy in your lit lives? Then check out Write Club host and Essay Fiesta alumnus Ian Belknap at Messing with a Friend this Thursday at the Annoyance Theatre at 10:30 p.m. Messing with a Friend features improviser extraordinaire Susan Messing playing it up with a different … Continue reading

Get to Know: Diana Slickman

Oh boy! Do you love this weather? Essay Fiesta sure does. And nothing nicer than a good breeze and a bit of sunshine. Well nothing except a big ole serving of essays. And you know who’s bringing a heaping pile of goodness to our show on Aug. 15? The talented Diana Slickman. We are pleased … Continue reading