Keith Ecker is the creator of Guts & Glory and Essay Fiesta, two of Chicago’s most popular live literary series. A former comedian and journalist, Keith has been performing his personal essays across Chicago since 2009. He is also a faculty member at StoryStudio Chicago, where he teaches creative and business writing. In addition, Keith serves as marketing manager of Story Club Magazine, the premier publication for literary performance. He is a graduate of the University of Missouri’s School of Journalism.