Today's guest is Keith Ecker! Keith is a creator of Essay Fiesta and Guts & Glory, two of Chicago's most well-known Live Lit events. He has performed his writing throughout Chicago at such shows as The Printers Row Lit Fest, the Chicago Writers Conference, Write Club, Story Club, This Much Is True, 2nd Story, The Encyclopedia Show and The Paper Machete, among many others. He has been published by McSweeney's Internet Tendency, The Huffington Post, and The Onion A.V. Club. He's also a co-producer of the storytelling podcast Broad Shoulders, and he occasionally teaches writing workshops at such institutions as StoryStudio Chicago and 826CHI. Check out his newly relaunched website at keithecker.com.
Keith came over to talk about the importance of bros before hoes, reliving his worst moments with a room full of strangers, and how his PR expertise has impacted the way he approaches writing:
"As an artist these days, you have to learn how to market yourself. I hate to say to think of yourse