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.



Monday, March 12, 2012

And Then I Stabbed Him With My No. 2 Pencil




On March 28th bring your blue books, but wear your party pants. There may be a pop quiz and also a drinking game. You will be graded on it. All of it.

The How I Learned Series Presents 
HOW I LEARNED TO MAKE THE GRADE: 
STORIES ABOUT EDUCATION 

Featuring: 
PETER AGUERO 
(The BTK Band; The Moth) 
MICHAEL MALICE 
(Harvey Pekar's Ego & Hubris; Concierge Confidential
ANNA NORTH 
(America Pacifica; Jezebel.com) 
MARK SAM ROSENTHAL 
(Comedy Central; I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography
ROSIE SCHAAP 
(New York Times Magazine; Drinking with Men

Created, Produced + Hosted by 
BLAISE ALLYSEN KEARSLEY 
Intern:
LYRA SMITH

Wednesday, March 28th 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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PETER AGUERO was born and raised in the wilds of South Jersey. He is a Moth GrandSlam champion, host of Moth StorySlams, and an instructor for the MothShop Community Program. He is also the lead singer of The BTK Band, NYC's hardest-drinking improvised storytelling rock band. 
MICHAEL MALICE is the subject of Harvey Pekar's Ego & Hubris. He is also the co-author of five books, including Concierge Confidential and D.L. Hughley's forthcoming I Want You to Shut the Fuck Up.

ANNA NORTH graduated from the Iowa Writer's Workshop in 2009. Her fiction has appeared in the Atlantic Monthly, and Five Chapters, and is forthcoming from Glimmer Train. She is also a News Editor at Jezebel.com. Her first novel, America Pacifica, was published by Reagan Arthur Books/Little, Brown in 2011.

MARK SAM ROSENTHAL is a writer/producer at Comedy Central and the writer/performer of the acclaimed solo show, I Light Up My Life: The Mark Sam Celebrity Autobiography, which sold out dates at Ars Nova, Dixon Place, and at the 2011 New York International Fringe Festival. He can also be seen performing improv comedy weekly at The PIT. 

ROSIE SCHAAP writes the monthly "Drink" column for The New York Times Magazine. She has also been a bartender, a fortuneteller, a librarian at a paranormal society, an English teacher, an editor, a preacher, and a community organizer. Her work has been broadcast on This American Life, and her memoir, Drinking with Men, is forthcoming from Riverhead.


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