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Essay Fiesta reading series kicks off new season
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2012-01-03

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Chicago, Ill. — Jan. 3, 2012 — Essay Fiesta, a free monthly reading series, is ringing in the New Year with a big bang. On Jan. 16 at 7 p.m., hosts Alyson Lyon and Keith Ecker will welcome another group of talented wordsmiths, including:

Columbia College professor and Jack Kerouac Writer-in-Residence David Berner

Sunday Night Sex Show producer and Bitches Gotta Eat blogger Samantha Irby

Encyclopedia Show contributor Edward Thomas-Herrera

Writer and designer Beth Cummings

Storyteller Natasha Tsoutsouris

In its first two years, the first-person, non-fiction literary revue has hosted nearly 100 artists, welcomed more than 1,000 audience members and raised nearly $5,000 for charity. Year three is certain to build on this success, especially now that Essay Fiesta has gained a new community sponsor, Southport Grocery & Cafe, which will be providing great prizes for the show's charitable raffle. One-hundred percent of all raffle contributions and donations go to benefit 826CHI.

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Essay Fiesta's mission is to bring together a cross-section of Chicago's art and writing communities for a night of humorous/poignant personal essays and charity. The event is produced by Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon. If you would like more information about Essay Fiesta, please contact Keith Ecker at 573-289-3558 or by e-mail at keithecker@gmail.com . And Essay Fiesta is on Facebook, so become a fan!

What: Essay Fiesta

Where: The Book Cellar (4736 N. Lincoln Ave.)

When: Jan. 16 at 7 p.m.

How much: FREE


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