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.



HOW I LEARNED TO FIGHT BACK!

Hello. This month's How I Learned offers stories about revenge, guts, balls, superheroism, or just plain sticking up for oneself or someone else's self. (Also, maybe a rumble with full-on knife fighting and snappy choreography.) Lock and load, bitches!

The How I Learned Series presents:
HOW I LEARNED TO FIGHT BACK!

Featuring:
BOB POWERS
(Happy Cruelty Day!; You Are a Miserable Excuse for a Hero)
CYNTHIA KAPLAN
(Why I'm Like This; The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal)
JOANNE SOLOMON
(The Moth; De La Guarda)
JAMI ATTENBERG
(The Melting Season; Instant Love)

Hosted by BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, March 23rd
8PM / Doors at 7
HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street
Between Forsythe + Eldridge
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand
Directions

FREE!

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BOB POWERS is the author of four humor books, including Happy Cruelty Day! and You Are A Miserable Excuse For A Hero. He has appeared on NPR's "All Things Considered" and Comedycentral.com's "Clip Joint." He is the host and producer of the Steamboat Humor Readings series in Ft. Greene. Bob writes often at his blog girlsarepretty.com.

JOANNE SOLOMON is a writer turned aerialist who remains grateful to the storytelling and literary communities for giving her a home again after a six year run in De La Guarda. When Joanne is not teaching ESL at NYU, she's rehearsing for her solo piece, entitled Matambrito, where she attempts to organically morph her writing and aerial skills  into a cohesive bit of theater (without using a flying animal as the main character). Other plans: 1) finish her collection of essays entitled, Walking Mr. Lieberman;  2)  buy that Murphy bed, which she believes will be the answer to all of her problems. 

CYNTHIA KAPLAN is the author of Why I'm Like This and Leave the Building Quickly, and her comic essays have been published in many newspapers, magazines, journals, and anthologies. She has performed throughout the U.S. and just released her debut album of comedy rock songs, entitled FANGRY, with her band, The Cynthia Kaplan Ordeal. She has appeared in many plays and some movies, including Codependent Lesbian Space Alien Seeks Same, which appeared at this year's Sundance Film Festival. She can be reached at cynthiakaplan.com or you can just go right up to her and say something.

JAMI ATTENBERG is the author of Instant Love, The Kept Man, and The Melting Season, which was just released in paperback.  Her new novel, The Middlesteins, will be published in 2012.  Visit her online at whatever-whenever.net.