The How I Learned Series features writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on a different theme. It all happens every last Wednesday of the month, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you will have the best night of your life on those nights, repeatedly.



HOW I LEARNED WHAT EVERYONE ELSE ALREADY KNEW

I may be drunk right now on northern New England sorcery and 100% pure maple syrup, but I'm pretty sure this show is going to be magical.

How I Learned presents:
HOW I LEARNED WHAT EVERYONE ELSE ALREADY KNEW

Featuring:

ELNA BAKER
(The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance)
SARAH D. BUNTING
(Television Without Pity, Tomato Nation)
DAVID CARR
(The Night of The Gun, New York Times)
BETSY HOUSTEN
(
You Know Better, Bluestockings series)

Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, October 28th
8:00PM (Doors open at 7:00)
FREE
at HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street
between Forsyth & Eldridge
(It's the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")
(212) 334-9676
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand

Get directions

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ELNA BAKER
is a writer, comedic storyteller and monologist. Her stories have appeared on This American Life, BBC Radio 4, The Moth, Studio 360, and at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater. She’s written for ELLE, Glamour and Five Dials Literary Journal. As a solo-performer she created the shows If You See Something, Say Something, A Mexican-Mormon, and A Book of Over-Dramatic Confessions. In 2007 and 2008 she was awarded residencies at both the MacDowell and Yaddo Artist Colonies. Her first book, The New York Regional Mormon Singles Halloween Dance, will be published by Penguin on October 15th. To see a live performance and read Elna’s comics please visit: elnabaker.com
SARAH D. BUNTING's work has appeared in New York Magazine, Seventeen, the US Airways in-flight magazine, and on numerous websites -- including Television Without Pity.com, which she co-founded. She's the editor and publisher of Tomato Nation.com, and lives in Brooklyn -- right above a bookstore, which is a problem, and a coffee shop, which isn't.





DAVID CARR is a reporter and columnist for a Large National Newspaper, which means he spends his waking hours talking to people about What They Know and Others May Wish to Find Out. His life is a model of convention, with a nice house in the suburbs, a troubled lawn and a clunker in the driveway, which, as a matter of both sentiment and practicality, he did not turn in for cash. He wrote a book for Simon & Schuster last year, The Night of the Gun, in which he discovered that others knew many things he had forgotten. The list of things he does not know anything about exceeds the capacity of most hard drives, although he does know a thing or two about a thing or two.


BETSY HOUSTEN is a writer, drummer and massage therapy student. Her writing has been featured at several readings at Bluestockings Radical Bookstore, as well as the Cup & Pen series at Think Coffee. She is currently at work on the fourth issue of her zine You Know Better. When she's not messing about with words, Betsy can be found playing snare drum with the Rude Mechanical Orchestra, creating her own clothing, and watching endless episodes of Buffy with her girlfriend and her cat.