When: Mon., Nov. 19, 7 p.m. 2012
For those of us who simply can't live without writing—or feel the need to talk about it every second of the day—there's Essay Fiesta. Local writers read first-person nonfiction essays centered around a theme: comedy, for instance, or heartbreak. Drinking is encouraged (because events about writing are better with booze). This third-anniversary show has a raffle to benefit nonprofit writing and tutoring center 826CHI.