Since 2009, How I Learned has featured some of the best live storytelling, comedy, and readings in New York City. It all happens a couple of times a year, and sometimes more than that, which basically means you'll have the best night of you life on those nights, repeatedly.


Summer's here, people. So gather your tailgate party favors, your boom boxes, your backstage passes and a wad of cash for concert t-shirts because June's theme is How I Learned Music Could Change My Life. (It's probably going to change your life.)

See you at the show!


The How I Learned series presents


ROB SHEFFIELD, contributing editor at Rolling Stone and author of Love is a Mix Tape: Life and Loss, One Song at a Time (Random House, 2007). Rob has been a rock critic and pop culture journalist for over fifteen years, with work appearing in Blender, Spin, The Village Voice, GQ, and elsewhere. He has also appeared on various MTV and VH1 shows, and his forthcoming second book, out next month, is called Talking to Girls About Duran Duran: One Young Man's Quest for True Love and a Cooler Haircut
ERIN BRADLEY, a writer, journalist, and two time How I Learned alum, is celebrating the release of her first book,  Every Rose Has Its Thorn. A native of East Detroit, Erin attended Michigan State University, where she earned a degree in Human Resources (don't worry, she doesn't know what that is, either.) Early success as a dating blogger led to a weekly advice column, as well as alienation for past boyfriends and pleas from her parents to tone it down. For the past 5 years, she’s been the author of "Miss Information", a sex and dating advice column for

BEN LERMAN, a twisted ukulele-playing singer-songwriter. His hilarious songs—which he has performed at festivals and theaters across the country, on Logo TV, Here TV, and Sirius Radio—come directly from the heart, though possibly the heart of a developmentally challenged baboon.
DANIEL NESTER, author of How to Be Inappropriate, a collection of humorous nonfiction, and two books on his obsession with the rock band Queen. His writing has appeared in places like The Morning News, The Daily Beast, The Rumpus, McSweeney's, and Bookslut, and collected in places like Lost and Found, Open City, Best American Poetry, and Best Creative Nonfiction. He works at The College of Saint Rose in Albany, NY, where he teaches this subject called creative nonfiction, the definition for which he has to explain more often than he would like.

PLUS: A Special Guest!
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Wednesday, June 23rd
8:00 (Doors open at 7:00)
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