Meet our readers: Erica Dreisbach

We are pleased as punch to have Erica Dreisbach reading with us next week. Erica is one funny lady, prepare yourselves. Erica Dreisbach is an artist, writer, and coder in Chicago. She doesn’t make meaningful distinctions between art, writing, and code. Follow her @ericaricardo Catch Erica next Sunday at Great Lakes Tattoo for our show … Continue reading

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