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.



UP NEXT: How I Learned It's Basically All My Parents' Fault

Yes--lock up your parents and hide the key for May's installment of How I Learned. Or - screw it - bring your parents to the show. All bets are off, bitches! And nobody's going to get grounded. Let's get fresh and blame it on them. This one's going to be a doozy (i.e., THE TIME OF OUR LIVES)! Holy shit, I'm excited.

Hope to see you there!
xoxo Blaise

The How I Learned Series Inevitably Presents:
HOW I LEARNED IT'S BASICALLY ALL MY PARENTS' FAULT


Featuring:
JANICE ERLBAUM
(Girlbomb)

TERENCE MICKEY
(The Moth)
RAKESH SATYAL
(Blue Boy)
RACHEL SHERMAN
(Living Room)

Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

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Wednesday, May 26th
8:00PM (Doors open at 7:00)
HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street
between Forsyth + Eldridge
(It's the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")
 
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand
FREE

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JANICE ERLBAUM is the author of GIRLBOMB: A Halfway Homeless Memoir (Villard, 2006) and HAVE YOU FOUND HER: A Memoir (Villard, 2008). You can find her at girlbomb.com.
TERENCE MICKEY, as is evident in his childhood photos, is a reader. Reading led to writing. Writing led to a depraved lifestyle, which includes storytelling.  He’s performed on the Moth MainStage, as well as other stages. He teaches storytelling in the Moth corporate and outreach programs. And he’s taking Grace Paley’s advice – “write what you don’t know about what you know” – by working on a novel based on his family’s business since 1885: garbage. 

RAKESH SATYAL is the author of the novel BLUE BOY, a gender-bending comedy about a young Indian American boy's fascination with the Hindy god Krishna.  He is an editor at HarperCollins, where he edits such authors as Armistead Maupin, Clive Barker, Paulo Coelho, and Paul Rudnick.  A member of the planning committee for the annual PEN World Voices Festival, he speaks frequently at writers' conferences.  He lives in Brooklyn.

RACHEL SHERMAN holds an MFA in fiction from Columbia University. Her first book, THE FIRST HURT, was short-listed for the Story Prize and the Frank O'Connor International Short Story Award, and was named one of the 25 Books to Remember in 2006 by the New York Public Library. The New York Times Book Review called her most recent book, the novel LIVING ROOM, "perfectly paced." She teaches writing at Rutgers and Columbia Universities and lives in Brooklyn.