PleasureTown’s resident reporter was a natural fit for writer and performer Willy Nast. Growing up in Aurora, Ill., Nast moved to Chicago in his early 20s to pursue an education in creative non-fiction at Northwestern University. After graduating, he found his new home in Chicago’s “live lit” scene. In 2013, he took over Essay Fiesta, a monthly reading series cofounded by PleasureTown co-creator, Keith Ecker. Willy also hosts a “completely unpretentious” literary podcast called All Write Already! In his assumedly limited spare time, he writes longer, third-person non-fiction.