Photos of the anniversary show!

Photos of the anniversary show!

We are unbelievably lucky to have a friend in fellow storyteller, show producer, and shutterbug Jill Howe, who took some amazing photos of Sunday’s show. Jill co-produces the series Story Sessions, which you should check out if you haven’t yet done so. Enjoy this visual recap of the 2 year anniversary show, and a huge … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Karen Genelly

This month we have not ONE but TWO Karens!! I don’t know about you, but I’m buying a hundred dollars worth of lottery tickets this week. Karen Genelly taught, and was a counselor in the Chicago Public Schools for nearly forty years. She loves Chicago, and while traveling pretty much all around the world always … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Karen Shimmin

Last month we heard from Essay Fiesta co-host Willy Nast; this month we’re hearing from Essay Fiesta co-host Karen Shimmin! Come see Karen, make a final, absolute decision about which co-host you like better, and then declaim your choice loudly and publically. Karen Shimmin is the co-host of All Write Already!, the “completely unpretentious” literary podcast. Karen also co-hosts … Continue reading

Meet our readers: Mary Wagner

Our September lineup continues with Mary T. Wagner. Mary T. Wagner is an expatriate Chicagoan who grew up on the northwest side of the city, attending Maternity B.V.M. grade school. She has fond memories of searching for lost marbles in Humboldt Park with her dad, and wearing grooves in the pavement between her home on … Continue reading

Omigod, BEER!

You know what goes great with stories? Beer!  Revolution Brewing is donating a selection of their fine goods to our September 14 show. While supplies last, so get there early!