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Events Thu Nov 14 2013

Happy Birthday Essay Fiesta!

228596_10150290562957538_6724086_n.jpgEssay Fiesta is turning 4, which according to them "is about 72 in Live Lit years." Over the years, the monthly reading series has given a voice to over 100 artists, hosted nearly 200 guests, and raised close to $6,000 for 826Chi.

To celebrate their longevity, Essay Fiesta is holding an actual fiesta of first-person, non-fiction essays on Monday, November 18 at The Book Cellar, 4736 N. Lincoln Ave. Their top-notch line up includes Moth Grandslam Champion Shannon Cason, 826CHI Director of Education Zach Duffy, solo show performer Natasha Tsoutsouris, This Much Is True co-host Stephanie Douglass, and the return of Essay Fiesta founder Keith Ecker. Join hosts Karen Shimmin and Willy Nast, of All Write Already! fame, for this special birthday bash. Here's hoping a piƱata will be part of it .

The event is free, but donations to 826CHi are much appreciated. Show begins at 7 pm.

Image courtesy of Essay Fiesta's Facebook page.

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TanyaVyas / November 15, 2013 6:03 AM

Well Done !!

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