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.


Photo: Jon Boulier

How I Learned is super carefully curated, but open to submissions. 

How I Learned is interested in true stories with an element of humor. Stories are read from the page or told straight up or a combination thereof. In keeping with the series' concept, stories should explicitly convey something learned while staying true to the specific topic. Stories are presented by writers, comics, bloggers, actors, storytellers, and other performers and raconteurs. Stories may or may not include an audio/visual element.

1. Attend a show if you haven't already.

2. Email with SUBMISSION as the subject line and include info about  any performing you've done.

3. Pitch specific stories, by sending a full summary with beginning, middle, and end. Please do not send entire stories. In lieu of a summary or in addition, you can send a link to a performance (video or audio). 

OK, that's it. Thanks for your interest and support!