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 IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU (OR MAYBE IT'S ME)

Hi! I'll cut right to the chase. You're welcome.

The How I Learned Series is Insanely Excited to Present:

HOW I LEARNED 

IT'S NOT ME, IT'S YOU
(OR MAYBE IT'S ME)

Featuring:

SAM LIPSYTE
(The Ask; Home Land)
ANDREA ROSEN
(Stella; Variety Shac)
ELISSA BASSIST
(The Rumpus; Literary Death Match)
JIM O'GRADY
(This American Life; The Moth)

Created, Produced + Hosted by
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY


Wednesday, April 27th
8pm / Doors open at 7
HAPPY ENDING
302 Broome Street (between Forsyth + Eldridge)
J, M, Z, F to Delancey
B, D to Grand

FREE!

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Photo: Ceridwen Morris
SAM LIPSYTE is the author of one story collection and two other novels, including Home Land, which was a New York Times Notable Book and received the first annual Believer Book Award.


ANDREA ROSEN is a comic, actor, and writer. She is a member of Variety Shac, a monthly show at UCB NY, and was regular on Comedy Central's Michael and Michael Have Issues. She has also appeared in Flight of the Conchords, Rescue Me, The Whitest Kids You Know, and Stella. She is a regular commentator on VH1, and does lots of commercials. Andrea holds a women's fishing world record, having caught the biggest Permit fish on an 8-pound test line.

ELISSA BASSIST co-edited Rumpus Women, Volume I, the first and most extraordinary anthology ever published by TheRumpus.net. She edits Funny Women, a humor column on the The Rumpus. Her essay "A Baker's Dozen of My Feelings about Infinite Jest" appears in Best of the Web 2010. Her self-help book, The Power of Negative Thinking, will be written soon. Peruse elissabassist.com for a lot of literary, feminist, and personal criticism.

JIM O'GRADY has worked as a reporter for The New York Times, professor of journalism at NYU, and research director at The Center for an Urban Future, a policy think tank. He is now a reporter for WNYC Radio. He has won eight Moth storyslams and a Moth GrandSLAM, and has told a story on This American Life. He has a message for all you hatahs out there... but forgets what it is.

In related news: This is going to be so good. I. Can't. Wait.
Hope to see youse there!
xoxo Blaise