Summer has us in the mood to take a break from our usual format, so today we're bringing you three stories from the other show we spend our time working on: Essay Fiesta!
Regular listeners have heard us talk about Essay Fiesta, but for those who don’t know, Essay Fiesta is a monthly reading series that takes place at the Book Cellar, our favorite local independent bookstore. Seven readers perform first-person, non-fiction essays that make us laugh, cry, and feel all of the feelings. But the real reason we are there is to raise money for 826CHI, an awesome non-profit dedicated to working with students on their writing.
We also featured Essay Fiesta stories on an episode back in December 2013, so consider these three readers a little bit of Christmas in July:
Erin Kahoa has a passion for the theatrical. At the age of 25 he served as the Director of Theatre for a private University. Since moving to Chicago, Erin has utilized this passion in the art of live literature, garnering three Mot