About Keith Ecker

Keith Ecker is an entrepreneurial wordsmith who infuses the power of storytelling into everything he does. And he does a lot. A humorist, a passionate teacher and a noted member of Chicago's performance literary scene, Keith keeps himself pretty busy. Explore the site to see what he's been up to lately.

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Flying Without A Net: Off-Book vs. On-Book Storytelling

When I first started performing, I had to educate myself on theatre terminology, including the… Read More

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In the Hot Seat with Write Club

I was recently interviewed by Write Club, one of Chicago’s flagship live lit events. The… Read More

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Settling vs. Accepting

Yesterday I read a piece by The New York Times Magazine editor Hugo Lindgren titled… Read More

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Email Kinks

I’m still getting the bugs out of the email system. So if you’re trying to… Read More

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I Am Official

Welcome journeyperson 2.0, you wanderer of the digital plain, you surfer of the Web. This… Read More

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Coffeeshop Etiquette (or How to Not Be a Raging Jerkwad in Public)

I’m a freelance writer. My people are nomads by nature. While you whittle your time… Read More

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Playing with Reality: Composite Characters in Nonfiction

There is a common misconception that just because you are writing a work of nonfiction… Read More

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Where to Begin: Pesonal Essay Openings

In the world of journalism, every story starts with a lede (that’s how we spell… Read More

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I Am Judging You and Your Wedding Invitations

The world really does seem to be going to shit and fast. I think that’s… Read More

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