Since 2009, The How I Learned Series has featured writers, storytellers, comedians, and other raconteurs holding forth on lessons learned, unlearned, relearned or in progress. The How I Learned Series happens once a 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 CHILL THE F@#K OUT ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS

Guys, I don't really know what else to say here. There's, like, a million things. Everything's fine. I need to calm down. Just come to this show or I'll have a total freakout.

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The How I Learned Series Frantically Presents:

HOW I LEARNED TO CHILL THE F@#K OUT ABOUT A LOT OF THINGS

Featuring:
ELISA ALBERT
(The Book of Dahlia)
ERIN BARKER
(Co-Host, The Story Collider)
ELIOT GLAZER
(It Gets Betterish)
LODRO RINZLER
(The Buddha Walks Into a Bar)
JEFF SIMMERMON
(The Moth)
Created, Produced + Hosted by
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY

Wednesday, February 22nd
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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ELISA ALBERT is the author of The Book of Dahlia (a novel) and How This Night is Different (stories), and the editor of an anthology of essays about siblings. She teaches at Columbia, works on her new novel, and is mom to a small child.

ERIN BARKER is a writer and a copy editor who has worked with more than a hundred novels, including several New York Times bestsellers. If you catch her after the show, she will gladly explain to you the difference between who and whom. She is a producer and host of New York's only science storytelling show, The Story Collider, as well as editor of its online magazine, and she performs monthly with her storytelling team, Mimsy, at the Pacific Standard. She is a recent Moth GrandSLAM champion.

ELIOT GLAZER is a comedian and writer. He is a performer at the Upright Citizens Brigade Theater, and is an Assistant Editor at New York Magazine online. His web series, It Gets Betterish, can be found online at itgetsbetterish.com.

LODRO RINZLER is the author of the new book The Buddha Walks into a Bar: A Guide to Life for a New Generation. He is a practitioner and teacher of meditation in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage. His writing is regularly featured on the Huffington Post, the Good Men Project, Interdependence Project, and Shambhala Sun. One time, the drummer of Vampire Weekend called him "super smooth."



JEFF SIMMERMON is a writer and storyteller who regularly appears at shows around New York including the comedy, storytelling, burlesque sideshow And I Am Not Lying live at Union Hall on the first Tuesday of every month. He has written for Vice Magazine, appeared onstage at the Moth's GrandSlam, on This American Life and was recently published in The Post-It Note Diaries. He also runs a blog packed full of stories, art, and other weirdness at andiamnotlying.com. And even though he's been writing for years, he never gets any better at doing these bios.