Essay Fiesta
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Local writers Keith Ecker and Alyson Lyon host humorous, true-life tales by Chicago-area comedians, novelists, poets, journalists, bloggers and playwrights. Buy a raffle ticket to raise funds for the 826CHI non-profit and tutoring center.

In June, Essay Fiesta presents its first themed show as guests share stories inspired by Chicago in honor of the city's 175th birthday. Guests include blogger Samantha Irby, actors John Wilson and Dina Walters, journalist Lindsay Eanet and writer Willy Nast.