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.

Cheryl B.

Sunday, June 19th, 2011

The lovely and kind Cheryl Burke--poet, storyteller, producer, and HIL alum--died yesterday. She was tough as nails and it never, ever occurred to me that she might not make it. She was wonderfully supportive of others and brilliantly courageous in her writing and in her life. She was not nearly done with this world, which makes it all the more devastating. As one of her friends said on her Facebook page, "Fuck you, cancer." Really.

Cheryl, thank you for everything. You will be missed always.