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.

UP NEXT: How I Learned I Was Right All Along

I'm never right. You should never listen to anything I say. That's why I've invited an intrepid journalist, a versatile humor writer, a champion storyteller and a bestselling, award-winning novelist to do most of the talking. Most. Do join us because it'll be fun and free and easy. Trust me. I know I'm right.

The How I Learned Series presents

(The God of Animals; Boys and Girls Like You and Me)
(Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion; The Liar Show) 
(X Saves the World; Details) 
(Death By Chick Lit; The Nation)


Wednesday, July 28th
8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00)
302 Broome Street

between Forsyth + Eldridge
(Look for the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand


PLUS: Giveaways, delicious elixirs and probably some shenanigans if you play your cards right.

ARYN KYLE, author of the bestselling novel The God of Animals (Scribner, 2007) and the short story collection Boys and Girls Like You and Me (Scribner, 2010). Her short fiction has appeared in The Atlantic Monthly, Ploughshares, Best American Short Stories, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Rona Jaffe Award and a National Magazine Award in fiction, and her work has been translated into fifteen languages. She lives in New York City. [Photo: Miriam Berkley]

JEFF GORDINIER, Editor-at-Large at Details magazine and the author of X Saves the World. He has written for a variety of publications, including The New York Times, Esquire, GQ, Creative Nonfiction, Elle, Spin, Fortune,, and Entertainment Weekly, and his work has been included in anthologies such as Best American Nonrequired Reading, Best Food Writing, and Best Creative Nonfiction. Jeff lives north of New York City, near the Hudson River, with his wife and two children.

LESLIE GOSHKO (, Manhattan Monologue Slam Champion, recipient of the NY Fringe Excellence Award, and host of the monthly storytelling show, Sideshow Goshko. Her stories have been featured on WNYC, Risk! podcast,, and she can be seen performing with NY's hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band--The BTK Band. Her one-woman show, Vodka Shoes, opened to rave reviews as part of the NY Frigid Festival and was awarded several extended runs. [Photo: Craig Ruttle]

LYNN HARRIS (, award-winning journalist and author of the comic novels Death By Chick Lit and Miss Media. She is co-creator of the superhero Breakup Girl (, who helps men and women with romantic emergencies and saves love lives worldwide. A retired standup comic, Lynn also wrote and co-starred in the Off-Off-Broadway show Lynn Harris On Ice. Her essays have appeared in The Nation, Glamour, The New York Times,,, and many others. She is believed to be the only person who completes this trifecta: member of the Friars' Club, Daughter of the American Revolution, wife of a rabbi.

Okay! See you there! 

PS. For your (totally optional) RSVP'ing pleasure, here's the event on Facebook.