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.



NEXT: Travels! Travails! Wanderlust! Out-of-Town Hijinks!!!

This month's travel theme is brought to you by two beers and a middle finger. I'll be giving away emergency inflatable aircraft chutes during the intermish. See you soon!

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The How I Learned Series presents:

HOW I LEARNED TO LIVE ON THE ROAD:
TALES OF TRAVELS, TRAVAILS, WANDERLUST,
AND OUT-OF-TOWN HIJINKS


Featuring:
RACHEL SHUKERT
(Everything Is Going To Be Great; Have You No Shame?) 
HUGH RYAN
(The Daily Beast; The Advocate) 
MELANIE HAMLETT
(Risk!; The Moth StorySLAM) 
EMMA STRAUB
(Fly-Over State; FiveChapters)


Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, August 25th
8:00pm (Doors open at 7:00)
HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street

between Forsyth + Eldridge
(Look for the pink awning that says "XIE HE Health Club")

F, J/M/Z to Delancey
B, D to Grand


FREE!

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RACHEL SHUKERT (www.rachelshukert.com) is a playwright and performer, as well as the author of the critically acclaimed novels Have You No Shame? and Everything Is Going To Be Great: An Underfunded and Overexposed European Tour. Her writing has appeared in numerous publications including Salon, McSweeney's, Slate, Gawker, Nerve, The Daily Beast, Heeb, and on National Public Radio. With Julie Klausner, Rachel co-created, co-wrote, and co-starred in Wasp Cove, New York's favorite live '80s prime-time soap opera.

 EMMA STRAUB's collection of short stories, Other People We Married, will be published in January by FiveChapters Books. She is the co-editor of Avery: An Anthology of New Fiction, as well as a contributing editor at Dossier Journal and Cousin Corinne's Reminder. More information can be found at www.emmastraub.net.
 

HUGH RYAN is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in The New York Times, Details, The Daily Beast, The Advocate, and other places. Hugh has read at two How I Learned shows--one in New York in 2009, and the other in New Orleans in the Spring of 2010. He's moved eight times in the last year, so the best way to keep track of him is to stalk him online at www.hughryan.org.

MELANIE HAMLETT is a wandering narcoleptic. (Really.) She is also a two-time Moth StorySLAM Champion and has performed in Variety Shac and Stripped Stories at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre, as well as in Risk! and on the Risk podcast. She posts photo stories about living in her truck in places all over America at www.melaniehamlett.com, and she is currently working on a book about her nomadic lifestyle based on her blog.